Keyshia Cole Biography: Husband, Songs, Age, Height, Net Worth, Parents, Kids, Albums, Instagram

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Keyshia Myeshia Johnson (born October 15, 1981), addressed professionally as Keyshia Cole, is a multifaceted American R&B singer, songwriter, and actress. She is renowned for her distinctive raspy soprano voice and incredibly dynamic performances. 

Six of her studio albums, all of which have earned platinum or gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), make up her impressive discography. Keyshia Cole is best known for the hits LoveLet GoI Remember, and Trust.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Keyshia Myeshia Johnson
Stage Name: Keyshia Cole
Born: 15 October 1981 (age 42 years old)
Place of Birth: Oakland, California, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Tracy High School
Height: 1.57 m
Parents: Frankie Lons, Virgil Hunter, Yvonne Cole, Leon Cole
Siblings: Neffeteria Pugh, Sean Cole, Elite Noel
Spouse: Daniel Gibson (m. 2011–2020)
Boyfriend • Partner: The Game (2008), T.I. (2006), Maino (2009), Usher (2005), Redman, Prodigy (2003), Ja Rule, Antonio Brown (2022), Zay Day, Niko Hale (2017-2020), Shad Moss (2016), Birdman (2014), Mr. Ruggs (2013-2014), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2008-2018), DeShawn Stevenson (2007-2008), Ray J (2006-2007), Jeezy (2005-2007), Chink Santana (2004-2005)
Children: Daniel Gibson Jr.
Occupation: Singer • Actress
Net Worth: $8 million

Early Life & Education

Keyshia Cole, the celebrated entertainment figure, was born in Oakland, California, on October 15, 1981. She is the daughter of Frankie Lons and boxing trainer Virgil Hunter. With African-American and Mexican heritage, Cole had a challenging childhood as her biological mother struggled with addiction.

At the age of two, she was placed in foster care, but fortunately, Keyshia Cole was later adopted by family friends Leon Cole and Yvonne Cole, who gave her their surname. Throughout her upbringing, she had the support of her three siblings: Neffeteria PughElite Noel, and Sean Cole.

Keyshia Cole initially attended Fremont High School in Oakland, California, where he spent a significant portion of his educational journey. However, he eventually transferred to Tracy High School in Tracy, California, and completed his studies there, ultimately earning his high school diploma.


Keyshia Cole‘s journey in the music industry commenced with her role as a backing vocalist for MC Hammer. After signing with A&M Records in 2005, she released her first album, The Way It Is.

This debut album achieved remarkable success, selling more than 1.6 million copies in the United States alone. Additionally, it produced several popular singles, such as I Changed My MindI Should Have Cheated, and Love.

Released in 2007, Keyshia Cole‘s sophomore album, Just Like You, surpassed the success of her debut. With over 2 million copies sold in the United States, it became an even bigger hit. The famous singles further boosted the album’s success: Let It GoShoulda Let You Go, and You Got Me.

In 2008, Cole released her third album, A Different Me, which achieved critical acclaim and commercial success. This outstanding album garnered a Grammy Award for Best R&B Album and produced several chart-topping singles, including Playa Cardz RighYou Complete Me, and Trust.

Since then, Keyshia Cole has unveiled four additional studio albums: Calling All Hearts in 2010, Woman to Woman in 2012, Point of No Return in 2014, and 11:11 Reset in 2017. In addition to her studio albums, she has dropped several mixtapes and joined forces with renowned artists like Lil WayneMissy Elliott, and Timbaland.

Cole‘s career has been marked by numerous accolades, with four Grammy Awards, nine BET Awards, and two Soul Train Music Awards under her belt. In addition, she boasts an impressive 18 nominations for the NAACP Image Awards.

After announcing her retirement in 2021, Keyshia Cole expressed her intention to prioritize her family and other business endeavors instead of continuing her career in the music industry. This decision came shortly after the release of her final studio album.

Awards & Nominations

Grammy Award nominations

  • Best Female R&B Vocal Performance (2009) for “Heaven Sent”
  • Best R&B Song (2009) for “Heaven Sent”
  • Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (2008) for “Let It Go” (with Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim)
  • Best Contemporary R&B Album (2008) for “Just Like You”

American Music Award nominations

  • Favorite Soul/R&B Female Artist (2006, 2009)

Soul Train Music Award nominations

  1. Best R&B/Soul Female Artist (2006, 2008, 2012)
  2. Best R&B/Soul Single (2006, 2008, 2012)
  3. Best R&B/Soul Collaboration (2008)

BET Awards nominations

  • Best Female R&B Artist (2006, 2008, 2012)
  • Viewers’ Choice Award (2006)

MOBO Awards nominations

  • Best International Act (2008)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @keyshiacole
  • Twitter: @KeyshiaCole
  • Facebook: @KeyshiaCole
  • TikTok: @keyshiacole
  • YouTube: Keyshia Cole

Personal Life

Keyshia Cole, 42, has had one prior marriage. Daniel Gibson, a former NBA player, served as her first husband; they wed in 2011. Daniel Gibson Jr., their son, was born in 2010. However, in 2020, their marriage was annulled. 

Besides her marriage to GibsonKeyshia Cole has been romantically linked to several other celebrities. Keyshia Cole has dated a number of celebrities over the years, including:

  • Antonio Brown (2022)
  • Zay Day
  • Niko Hale (2017 – 2020)
  • Shad Moss (2016)
  • Baby aka Birdman (2014)
  • Mr. Ruggs (2013 – 2014)
  • Floyd Mayweather Jr. (2008 – 2018)
  • DeShawn Stevenson (2007 – 2008)
  • Ray J (2006 – 2007)
  • Jeezy (2005 – 2007)
  • Chink Santana (2004 – 2005)

She has also had encounters with:

  • Maino (2009)
  • Usher (2005)
  • Redman
  • Prodigy (2003)
  • Ja Rule

And is rumored to have hooked up with:

  • The Game (2008)
  • T.I. (2006)


  • 2005 The Way It Is 
  • 2007 Just Like You 
  • 2008 A Different Me 
  • 2010 Calling All Hearts 
  • 2012Woman to Woman 
  • 2014 Point of No Return 
  • 2017 11:11 Reset 
  • 2023 TBA 

Net Worth

Keyshia Cole has accumulated a considerable net worth of approximately $8 million. This talented individual is renowned for her exceptional skills as an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer. 

Throughout her career, she has released seven studio albums, all of which have achieved remarkable commercial success in the music industry.

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