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Keyshia Cole Signs With Epic Records

Published: Wednesday 14th Dec 2016 by Sam
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It’s been a rocky few years for Keyshia Cole. Indeed recent times have been characterized by problems in her personal and professional life.

However with a New Year on the horizon, so too is new opportunity for the R&B belter.

Redemption, it seems, has manifested for her in the form of a brand new record deal with LA Reid‘s Epic Records.

Details below…

Announcing the news on Instagram, Cole shared the following post and video…

Signed my first deal at the age of 21, released my first album June, 2005 second album, Sept, 25 2007 then my third just a year later Dec,16 2008! After that, I’ve released a album EVERY 2 years consistently 2010, 2012, and 2014 being the last album released Under my then, and forever IGA FamBam!!!! ❤️

Well 2016 is about to be over, 😳 AND IM PAST MY INTERNAL DEADLINE!!! I’m extremely anxious, and Extremely proud of My work, And 💯% prepared for the world to hear this NEW project. I haven’t worked so hard on a album since back when I had that hunger, since this music thing was all I had. When it was the only way out! 🎙📺📽🎞💰⏳⌛️ I take Pride in saying I’m NOW APART OF THE EPIC FAMILY!!! And a GOAL that my EPIC fam and I mutually share is to take this Passion (I CANT BE WITHOUT) to new heights!

God I would love a Grammy to take a look at, as a representation of what these last 4 (365) days have been like for me, 😩🙏🏽something meaningful, yet tangible. It would be the first accolade received 👀 🙏🏽💪🏽🏆🎙💪🏽 God Has been so good, every time I find myself looking around for someone to turn to, he’s always there to Provide the answers I need.

When you believe, You can achieve, look within to find all the answers you need. #EpicAlbum7 #7isABlessin #7 #Album7 #LAReid #SylviaRhone #DougMorris #JeffRoberson are now #MyHeavyHitters Sucka💪🏽 👊🏽 ILOVE YOU GUYS, THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS JOURNEY WITH ME👁

A video posted by Keyshia Cole (@keyshiacole) on

The deal comes after she told That Grape Juice that she was seriously weighing up going indie after the underperformance of 2014’s ‘Point Of No Return.‘ A set that fulfilled her deal with then-label Interscope.

As for the new venture… congrats!

Say what folk will, but there’s no denying Keyshia has a proven track record and ample potential. And it appears there’s still some mileage in her career tank.

We’re buzzed for new her material. Are you?

Your thoughts?

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  1. Molly #Stargirl December 14, 2016

    Cute she actually had potential to be a rnb legend. Hmmmmmm

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  2. Paulo December 14, 2016

    props, Keysh! let’s hope you bring the fire and passion from your first three records to this new one.

    (I’m honestly a bit EEH @ La Reid cause he been flopping every one of his artists but Meghan Trainor but I guess that’s better than her previous situation)

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  3. DC3 FOREVER December 14, 2016

    Girl let it go. Just go back to reality TV that’s where your career is.

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  4. LISA LEVINE December 14, 2016

    We are so quick to write someone off, How about the beauty of…I Remember, thought you had my back, i should have cheated, the passion of “give me more”, the mary j blige effect of “heaven sent”, and that power bridge of “work it out”. Keyshia Cole’s catalog is just under-rated. Shes a pretty girl with talent and should be given a chance to shine.

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  5. Niggro Please December 14, 2016

    Yass Keysh! Good for you sis, congrats!

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  6. MusicLife December 14, 2016

    I don’t see Epic Records working well for her. She was on a label that really helped her but then her music declined. It’s also funny how she was dissing IGA few years back but now since she got resigned she is making it seem like it’s all love and she is still grateful to them. Sounds like she is working the system so her new team works as hard for her.

    I mean L.A. Reid can’t even get usher a successful hit or album how do we think he will easily be able to do more for Keyshia Cole? I think her time is just on the way down and out. I would love to be wrong though.

    Game time.

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    • Avi December 14, 2016

      Usher is not on Epic. He should be; LA Reid is the only one who seemed able to guide him. But he’s at RCA.

      Anyway, happy for KC but not terribly optimistic about her having some sort of real comeback at Epic. This is the same label that signed Ciara and Megan Trainer.

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      • MusicLife December 14, 2016

        My point is Usher and his LA Reid connection, not the label he is signed to. He found him and will always have some involvement especially if at a sister label under SONY.

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    • Chileplease December 14, 2016

      Just because he worked with usher previously, doesn’t mean he has anything to do with his career today. RCA has their own people.

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      • MusicFan103 December 14, 2016

        One word: legacy. To my knowledge they aren’t NOT friends, so I’m certain he consults with a heavy hitter like L.A. Reid on if he thinks his album has hit music though.

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      • Chile Please!!! December 15, 2016

        Nooo girl….don’t be stealing my name! Then you have the format all wrong! Be original honey!

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    • Chileplease December 15, 2016

      I’m sure I’ve been here using it wayyyyy longer than you. Have several.

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  7. Weezy Tha Goat/Zayn Is 👑 December 14, 2016

    She should just quit music and go open up a fish restaurant or something.

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    • Chileplease December 14, 2016

      You wrong, but I did chuckle lol

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      • FAF December 14, 2016

        Ask Wayne when cash money gon let Him live ? Or will he keep getting replaced by young thug on tracks

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  8. Black power December 14, 2016

    Fck all y’all haters TBH, y’all can say what you want but Keyshia is talented af!!!

    I’m rooting for you Keyshia! This should be interesting being that her album is already done… so I guess she can use the budget she has going towards the project for promo, videos etc.

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  9. TheREAL December 14, 2016

    Wishing her the best. I think urban radio will definitely embrace her again if she comes out swinging with the RIGHT record. The real test is how her label follows the success (or non-success) of that first single and pushes the album. Keyshia is also going to need to find some different creative ways to push her music out because the game has definitely changed so I hope she has new management as well… no more BET reality shows. We’ve seen it all before.

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    • MusicLife December 14, 2016

      She needs a BET reality show that’s the only thing that set her apart from the others and really sold her thru her heights of her career.

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  10. Miko2 December 14, 2016

    It’s so hard to believe though that she has never received an award outside a VIBE NEXT Award. Definitely rooting for her to make a big comeback. She just needs the right team behind her and the right attitude. No more crazy stunts Keysh.. THIS is your time! xoxo

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    • Hi Jamon December 14, 2016

      She should have received multople awards for her “Just like you” album. I still listen to I Remember, Heaven sent, and Let it go!

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  11. Theman December 14, 2016

    She makes good music. Good for her. Y’all enjoy writing people off. A major label works for her.. She needs that push..

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  12. IKNOWTHETRUTH December 14, 2016

    R**** ANNOUNCED THIS SO LONG AGO

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  13. #Nicole Nation/King Bruno December 14, 2016

    Why, why epic!

    That’s the flop label.

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    • #JACKIE December 14, 2016

      Is that where Nicole is signed?

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      • PeaceMaker December 14, 2016

        It’s where Ciara is signed!

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      • #JACKIE December 14, 2016

        Ciara left Epic honey.

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      • Danzou December 14, 2016

        Nicole is signed?

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      • #Nicole Nation/King Bruno December 14, 2016

        She was supposed to be signed in the u.s. but they did her wrong. Isn’t that where he-ara got dropped from?

        He-ara claimed that she left, but she was probably dropped. Remember, this the same chick who says “this is my best album yet” four albums in a row.

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      • Ladies December 14, 2016

        Ciara didn’t leave, she was dropped.

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      • #JACKIE December 15, 2016

        At least Ciara has albums. Nicole hasn’t been relevant since PCD. Stay pressed!

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      • #JACKIE December 15, 2016

        Any receipts b****? I’ll wait.

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      • #Nicole Nation/King Bruno December 15, 2016

        @tacky,

        Yeah, bad albums. Ciara can’t make a good album without the-dream and tricky stewart. All her other stuff is meh. I mean, how are you 6 albums in and still have no timeless or memorable songs! Is the fabolous “1, 2 step” a classic to yall? Lol. Maybe if ciara was a vocalist, it would be different, but the girl has no vocal bone in her body. It’s like kim k singing r&b, it’s a no! I can’t route for a non singin’ a*s singer, so yeah, He-Ara ain’t relevant over here.

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  14. TrinaQueenOfTheSouth December 14, 2016

    Love me some Keyshia!

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  15. Niggar on a horse December 14, 2016

    Yes I can’t wait😆😆😆

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  16. Kimbella December 14, 2016

    Make another just like you and I will stan.

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  17. MUSICHEAD December 14, 2016

    Keyshia has generated a hit from every album she has released so far. Her career is far from over. Congrats!

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  18. DanYiel Iman December 14, 2016

    Yea vocally I’m not here for her, Although I liked 2 songs from her first album anything after that her vocals always TRIED TO HARD to be higher toned… Its a NO for me…

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  19. Chile Please!!! December 14, 2016

    She needed to sign up for Vocal Lessons first then she may proceed to the next phase…..so not beat for her!

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  20. Mark December 14, 2016

    Rooting for her. Woman to Woman was actually a great album.

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  21. mr.m December 14, 2016

    I like that bish
    heaven sent >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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  22. Kim.Kesha&Pam December 14, 2016

    I’m so here for this !

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  23. Kimk December 14, 2016

    I really need a KC hit because her music has gotten me through so much

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  24. #Nicole Nation/King Bruno December 14, 2016

    I hope Keyshia can come through! The last album was not good, hope she can get it together this time!

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  25. 4everBrandy_Ci December 14, 2016

    Yessssssss!!!!!! The Keyshia Cole jokes are LATE and TIRED because she’s one of the r&b artists that actually has longevity. Unlike a few artists I won’t mention because it seems some ignorant people want to make jokes at the r&b artists that are ESTABLISHED in their longevity. Some of these comments on Keyshia Cole are LATE because this woman always released quality records with substance. Some ignorant people on here want to root for these NEW r&b artists emerging but with Keyshia Cole, Ciara, Brandy and ANY other r&b artists that has longevity and have the ability to stay consistent in today’s climate of records get jokes thrown at them. Y’all just STOP because at the end of the day y’all aren’t supporting them. Keyshia Cole has always been one of my favorite artists! I have ALL of her albums and I want to go to her concert oneday. I need for her to work on her creativity and PUSH her artistry to a NEW direction. However, I think she has the RIGHT team and management. All she has to do is release the RIGHT material and kickoff single for this new album! I’m READY for you Keyshia Cole!!!!!

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    • NYU December 14, 2016

      Brandy the instagram twitter mentally ill psycho staying relevant in today’s climate 😂 she hasn’t been relevant since 2001, 15 damn yrs, a decade and a half. If that doesn’t say irrelevant 😣

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      • 4everBrandy_Ci December 14, 2016

        Hahahahaha!!!!!!! You THINK you got jokes?!!!! Lord…..these pressed undercover Brandy fans! Lol!!!!

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      • NYU December 14, 2016

        😂 Boy save it, it’s not shade if it’s true.

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  26. Bree J December 14, 2016

    Congrats Keyshia!! I luv yur music so much!! I wish you all the best. God bless!!

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  27. Team Keysh December 15, 2016

    Congratulations Keysh!

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  28. RCW December 15, 2016

    Keyshia has a lot of work ahead of her, for K. Michelle has taken her style/sound and ran with it!

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  29. Jackx December 15, 2016

    They didn’t do anything for Clara or jlo so I’m not hopeful with this news. But I wish her the best of luck. Look forward to new music either way❤️

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  30. Casual December 15, 2016

    L.A. Reid needs to A&R the heck out of her new album. She fell off b/c the quality of her material didn’t remain as good as it was on the first few albums.

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  31. cocobutta December 15, 2016

    👄❤

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  32. @ASAPicon December 16, 2016

    Focus on your craft girl, Get serious about it. Sometimes you need to separate from your meddling Family for a while. Just saying.

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  33. Helen December 16, 2016

    She seems sweet. Really needs to learn proper grammar though.

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