Keyshia Cole – Biography, Career, Net Worth

Keyshia Cole

October 15, 1981 is when it was announced that Keyshia Myeshia Cole was born. Her occupation includes being an American singer, songwriter, and television personality. At 12 years old, M.C. introduced her to her career and she later became a friend of rapper Tupac Shakur. At 15 years old, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. Her debut album, ‘The Way It Is,’ was released in 2005 and became gold in 17 weeks and platinum eight weeks later. Over a year after it was released, the album remained on the charts and sold more than 1.6 million copies. We’re here to help you celebrate her big day.

Real Name/Full NameKeyshia Myeshia Cole
Date Of BirthOctober 15, 1981.
Age42 Years Old
BirthplaceOakland, California
Zodiac signLibra
Height5 feet 2 inch
Weight54 kg
ChildrenDaniel Jr.
SiblingsNot Known
Professionsinger-songwriter, and record producer
Net worth$9.5 million


On October 15, 1981, in Oakland, California, Keyshia Myeshia Cole, who used to be Johnson, was born and raised by her biological parents, boxing trainer Virgil Hunter and Francine ‘Frankie’ Lons. Her surname Cole was given to her by family friends Leon and Yvonne Cole who adopted her at two years old.

In 2016, Cole met her biological father for the first time after being confirmed by a paternity test to be his child. Drug addiction problems continue to be a challenge for her biological mother. She moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music when she was 18. Messy Marv and D’Wayne Wiggings were among the artists she collaborated with in her native Bay Area.

Personal Life

From May 2011 to May 2017, she was in a marriage with professional basketball player Daniel Gibson. Daniel Jr. was a son they had together. Her second child was welcomed by her then-boyfriend, Niko Khale, in August 2019.


At the age of 12, she was introduced to the music industry by her brother Sean, who is also known as Nutt-So, who led her to meet and record with M.C. Hammer. At the age of 16, Cole became a member of the local youth group, East Oakland Youth Development Center (E.O.Y.D.C). At this period, Cole collaborated with musicians from the Bay Area, including D’Wayne Wiggins from Tony Toni Tone and Messy Marv.

Cole and Eve were the first to release Cole’s debut song, ‘Never,’ on March 23, 2004. Despite being the closing track on her debut album, ‘The Way It Is’, it didn’t make any charts. The Bubbling Under Hot 100 named her the top performer of April 2005 for ‘(I Just Want It) To Be Over’, her second single off the album. September 25, 2007 marked the release of Cole’s second album, ‘Just Like You’.

The release of Cole’s fourth album, ‘Calling All Hearts’, took place on December 21, 2010. November 19, 2012 marked the release of Woman to Woman Cole’s fifth studio album. On October 7, 2014, Interscope Records released Cole’s sixth studio album, Point of No Return, which is also her final release with them. In October 20, 2017 Epic Records gave fans the opportunity to hear 11:11 Reset, the singer’s 7th studio album. ‘You’ and ‘Incapable’ were the two singles that preceded the album release.

Her fourth studio album, ‘Calling All Hearts’, was another significant work of hers that ended up selling 400,000 copies in the US. The ‘Woman to Woman’ album received rave reviews for her vocal performance.

Keyshia Cole was awarded the Vibe Award in 2005.

In 2007, she was awarded an ASCAP award for her song ‘Love’. In the year that followed, she was awarded the BMI Urban Award for ‘Let It Go’.

She won the Early Entertainment Award for ‘Heaven Sent’, a song from the album ‘Just like You’ in 2008.

Keyshia has been recognized with a Grammy Award nomination four times.

Net Worth

Cole continues to produce hits and chart-topping music, making him a successful artist. Keyshia’s career as a singer and musician leads to her earning a substantial amount of money. Even though her salary and income are not yet available, her estimated net worth is estimated to be around $9.5 million.


February 24, 2015 was the day when Keyshia Cole’s third reality show, All In, aired. While dealing with her broken marriage and issues with her mother and sister, she was dealing with her ‘Point of No Return Tour’. Her shoe line, which includes wedges, high heels, and boots, is the result of her collaboration with fashion designer Steve Madden.

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