Keyshia Cole


Dec 7, 2017 – 8:00 PM

2713 Canton Street
Dallas, TX 75226 Map

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Often it is said that the only constant in life is change. Four-time Grammy nominated, multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter KEYSHIA COLE knows well about enduring the seasons of change, particularly matters of the heart. With the release of her fourth album CALLING ALL HEARTS (Geffen Records), in the true spirit of full disclosure, Keyshia pours her heart and soul on all 14 tracks of her latest masterpiece. Enlisting powerful collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Faith Evans, Tank and her mother Dr. Yvonne Cole, and partnering with production giants Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and Timbaland, Keyshia made this project a labor of love and an true expression of lifeKeyshias life.According to KEYSHIA, I wasnt that optimistic about finding true love. In the early stages of developing CALLING ALL HEARTS, Keyshia had all but given up on the prospect. I decided when I did get back into the swing of things Im not dealing with anyone whos not on my level. Enter Daniel Boobie Gibson, point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The undeniable connection between the two not only transformed Keyshias heart, but also soon after the birth of their son, Daniel Jr., she was able to pour out her heart in signature fashion to complete this, her 4th album.KEYSHIAs journey is reflected in the depth she brings to each song on CALLING ALL HEARTS. Being transparent is nothing new and has resonated in her music since her 2005 debut, The Way It Is. To date Keyshia has scored two #1 R&B/Hip-hop albums and seven #1 singles, two of them platinum. In addition, she has amassed six Top 40 hits on Billboards Hot 100 singles chart in the span of five years. Her 2ndalbum, 2007s Just Like You, debuted at #1 on Billboards R&B/Hip Hop chart (#2 nationally) and was propelled by three #1s, the platinum Let It Go featuring Missy Elliott and Lil Kim, I Remember and Heaven Sent, while Shoulda Let You Go featuring Amina hit the Top 10. The groundbreaking album garnered Keyshia four Grammy nominations, including Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best Contemporary R&B Album, and an American Music Award nomination. By her 2008 third release, A Different Me, Keyshia not only debuted #1 on the R&B chart for a second time, but captured the R&B Top 10 singles chart with Playa Cardz Right featuring 2Pac, Trust featuring Monica and You Complete Me.Reflecting on her career, KEYSHIA humbly acknowledges the realities [in my songs] allow people to come into my life to let them know not only am I speaking from a place they can understand, but also they can see that Ive been to the bottom and made it to the top. The first single from CALLING ALL HEARTS, Long Way Down, was co-written by Keyshia and its edgy yet sultry video showcases her fianc Daniel in the edgy yet sultry video. The melodic jam with synths and piano riffs instinctually piqued Keyshias interest and she was eager to record. It not only explains how I feel about Daniel, but how I felt before. Im still a very strong and independent woman but also learning to love and appreciate someone who actually loves and appreciates me Ive grown up.For the Oakland, California native, a keen sense of self-awareness propelled her to grow up quickly as she maneuvered through the terrain of acceptance being adopted at an early age. There have always been situations where I ended up alone because other people were trying to take care of themselves and forgot about me. It just made me realize at a younger age if you dont start preparing for this [life] now, its going to be a problem. With its intense guitar strums and snare, hence the making of Where Would We, a cautionary tale about self-love and introspection was born. This Antwan Amadeus Thompson produced track punctuates KEYSHIAs growth.Sometimes is a classic pop ballad featuring a stirring guitar crescendo that KEYSHIA co-wrote with Justin Justa Beast Graham that identifies with the preparation for lifes transitions. She credits motherhood and the birth of her son Daniel Jr. with heightening her awareness and reverence for the realities of life. I know people think Im a hard chick but Im really caring. He makes me feel like I want to give more.The emotional chords KEYSHIA strikes on CALLING ALL HEARTS paint a picture of surrendering to the process, wherever the road may take you. Two Sides To Every Story is a mid-tempo jam with groovy piano licks in which Keyshia draws inspiration for lifes seasons from Ecclesiastes in the Bible. Pulling from her personal experiences with romantic love and familial love, I addressed the fact that people outgrow each other and some people grow in different directions. You have to take it for what it is with me. You have to live your life and I think there is a time for everything.Collaborating with R&B singer/songwriter/producer Tank, Tired of Doing Me is a synergistic effort that KEYSHIA describes as, we figured out where each other existed via the creation process and then we made a wonderful song. The sexy slow jam has distinct male and female points of view. As Keyshia characterizes, our generation is always talking Im doing me. I wasnt wanting for anything before Daniel, but you are missing out when you dont have somebody you can share life, your dreams and love with.In the process of creating this album, KEYSHIA also connected to her hip-hop sensibilities on If I Fall In Love Again. Featuring R&B diva Faith Evans and highlighting a sample from The Notorious B.I.G.s The Warning, Keyshia ironically wrote the candid tale about girlfriends giving advice to one another. This collaboration gave the ladies a long awaited opportunity to work with one another. KEYSHIA confesses that arranging Faiths background vocals was a confidence booster, it opened a door in my mind for another skill set once I am finished performing. I cant wait to start writing more for others.Nicki Minaj and KEYSHIA kick the door down with the up-tempo and edgy jam I Aint Thru. The girls anthem musically motivated Keyshia to go in with a sound that she hasnt tried previously. Nicki knows what she wants, and I can appreciate that. We were like, you know what, all yall need to move out my lane, and this didnt exclude anybody. You do you, Ill do me and well be good.Amidst the pulsating drum beats and a groovy melodic flow is Keyshias fun loving, radio friendly, dance floor jam Take Me Away. Reuniting with her debut album producer Chink Santana, and co-produced by Irv Gotti, the ride or die chick anthem exhibits a lighter side of Keyshia. As the chorus boasts I love my babyIm your woman, oh baby take me away the expression of love Keyshia admonishes in the lyrics, paint a lyrical picture of her relationship as equal parts romantic and engaging.If CALLING ALL HEARTS could be broken into a section entitled pre and post-Daniel, KEYSHIA is clear, mentally I had given up. I was resigned to sit back and to do my music, live life and do it big. Thats how I felt. On the pre-Daniel side, Last Hangover, produced by and featuring Timbaland, Confused In Love and the Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis produced So Impossible would reside. On the post-Daniel side songs would include, What You Do To Me, Better Me, an inspiring pop anthem penned by Diane Warren where Keyshia acknowledges, I feel appreciative of how everything came about and how God is moving in my life. Moving certain people out and placing others in. Im accepting to the change. And culminating the acceptance and humility for the journey would be Thank You featuring Keyshias adoptive mother Dr. Yvonne Cole. Theres no disguising it, I always love God for hearing my cry.CALLING ALL HEARTS reflects the growth of KEYSHIA COLE vocally, mentally and spiritually. Her fearless spirit is carefully weaved inside her DNA and translated through the fiber of each song in which she breathes life. Since I was young Ive known you have to stay at it and keep going with every situation in your life because, theres always a better day tomorrow. No matter what cards are dealt to you, you control your lifes decisions and determine what happens. People can do whatever they choose if they only allowed themselves to.Throughout the seasons of time, KEYSHIA COLE continues to explore the wonders and blessings of love and family. Her critically acclaimed BET reality series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is became the #1 most-watched series in the networks history during its three-season run from 2006-2008. And Keyshia is excited to open that side of her again with a new biopic in the works.While she explores partnership, motherhood, love, and life, KEYSHIA claims new musical territory with CALLING ALL HEARTS, and remaining clear about her time and season: I pray and hope that kids and young people who have seen what Ive seen being alone, heartbroken whatever you can take from me, understand God is first and that you can do anything if you try. Have a giving heart and give it your all. Keep everything positive and moving forward.
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Keyshia Cole: Keyshia Cole broke onto the music scene in 2005 with her debut album, The Way It Is, filling a void in the world of Hip-Hop Soul. She has released a total of four albums, starred in her own reality series, and has garnered the reputation for being one of the hottest live acts in pop music. Keyshia Cole is a R&B storyteller sensation and her concerts are a memorable experience. Don't miss a Keyshia Cole tour date when she visits a venue near you. Use Eventful as your source for Keyshia Cole's concert schedule as tour dates become available.

Keyshia Cole crafted her real lyrics on the streets of Oakland, California. She moved to LA when she was a teenager and scored a recording contract in 2004. She released her debut album, The Way It Is, in 2005 and staying true to the album's title, she connected with audiences through her tales of love, heartbreak, and betrayal. The album went on to sell 1.5 million copies and Cole embarked on the Sweatsuit Tour with Nelly to promote her debut. Cole returned in 2007 with the smash single "Let It Go", featuring Missy Elliot and Lil' Kim. The album, Just Like You, was massively successful and earned her two Grammy nominations the following year. Cole teamed up with Lil Wayne on the I Am Music Tour, which holds the record as the top-grossing hip-hop tour.

Between 2006 and 2008, Cole starred in the BET's hit reality show, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is. The season finale was watched by nearly three million people and became the highest rated telecast in the history of BET. Cole released Calling All Hearts in 2010 and embarked on the Love Letter Tour with R. Kelly throughout 2011. Cole's 2012 album, Woman to Woman in 2012. The change made a world of difference, and the album placed 7 spots better on the Billboard Top 10 than her previous record. With her albums becoming more and more popular, Cole's latest album, Point of No Return is set to become one of her most acclaimed yet.

Keyshia Cole is Hip-Hop Soul perfection. Stay on top of Keyshia Cole tour dates and her updated concert schedule.

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