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The Final Numbers Are In! Keyshia Cole’s ’11:11 Reset’ Sold…

Published: Saturday 28th Oct 2017 by Sam

Keyshia Cole flew the flag for R&B this week with the release of her sixth studio album ’11:11 Reset.’

But just how high did she fly? The first week numbers are in and they await after the jump…

Per Hits Daily Double, this how Cole’s sales stack up:

13,374
[Sales Plus Streaming]

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9,420
[Pure Sales]

With the Billboard 200 now being a consumption based chart combining sales and streams, her SPS figure will sadly see the LP debut at #36. The placement would been relatively better had it been tallied using pure sales alone [#15].

No matter which way it’s diced or sliced, this is not a good look. Even by R&B’s commercial standards.

It’s unfortunate because the album is Keyshia’s strongest body of work in years. 

Awareness may be an issue. Because, while she had ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ in her arsenal, she was far from the focus on the show. So much so that few even knew the project was out.

Label-wise, she’s technically signed to a major (Epic), but it’s a distribution deal for her own imprint. Hence, in some regards, her LP (the first fruit of the joint union) was worked more like an indie release than one benefitting from the promotional muscle of the machine.

In any case, moving forward, our suggestion would be for her to hit the live circuit – alone or with others – to signal her return. She has the catalogue to re-engage her core audience. Perhaps upon successfully doing that, she can have another swing of the bat.

Enough from us though, what are…

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  1. Suicide Blonde October 28, 2017

    😯

  2. Chillitsjustpizza October 28, 2017

    Due to kmichelle being her replacement and dissing Destiny’s child. It’s hard to make the world love her again. She should have had her own show with vh1 instead of lovenhiphop. That way the focus would have been soley on her alone and no one else.

    • kingbish October 28, 2017

      Girl you’re reaching it has nothing to do with that!

      • Jay October 29, 2017

        Lol RIGHT!!!

  3. kingbish October 28, 2017

    It’s disappointing because Keyshia’s album is great! One of the best R&B albums this year. Keyshia always gives a great album. Well, I’ll just say this, its not how you start it’s how you finish. She should keep pushing this album. 11:11 Reset really is masterpiece. 🙌🏾

    • LC October 28, 2017

      I disagree Keyshia def lost me and a lot of her following with the DC diss its just hard to get back into her. Shw was on love and hip hop and brought nothing to the show that was a waste

  4. Brent Christopher October 28, 2017

    Keyshia SHOULD have led this project with VAULT as the first single. VAULT is the strongest record lifted from this seventh studio release and has barely been introduced to the listening public. Keyshia even stated on The Breakfast Club that VAULT is her favorite song amongst the track list. Im not understanding WHY the song then isnt receiving the focus and push that her album needs going into this holiday BUYING season!

  5. Kel October 28, 2017

    But look what Black people music has come to. All I can say is congrats if that can be said.

  6. alix lerner October 28, 2017

    the album is actually really good

  7. B2B October 28, 2017

    By far the best R&B album this year next to Tamar. Keyshia should really continue to push this record…. every track could be a single.

  8. No Games October 28, 2017

    I love how you mention this flop, yet you ignore the fact that Kelly Clarkson’s new album, Meaning Of Life (which came out yesterday), is the best album of the year and her career. It has also risen to the top spot on iTunes for two days now. Kelly’s 15 year American Idol contract is over, and she went to Atlantic records to create the album she ALWAYS wanted to create even before she won Idol. This new album shows that RCA, and her Idol contract, held her back so much over the past 15 years. After all, Kelly started out winning American Idol by singing R&B and Blues. Although each album is personal and a reflection of her life, she says this new album is the album of her dreams. She finally had full control too. And, it’s wonderful. Every track is amazingly done. Anyways… Was Kelly ignored on this site because she’s white? It wouldn’t surprise me if that’s the case, since everything is blacks against whites these days. And yes, I’m a person of color saying this.

    • Jasmine October 28, 2017

      You are desperate. Go talk about your fav on a post about your fav. Most people on a Keyshia Cole post are not checking for Kelly Clarkson so you are here because your are desperate to push your fav on others. I’m sure you could wrote your long rant on a post about Kelly Clarkson. If there is no posts about her then go create your own blog an write what you want to write. Good luck and stop being so desperate.

      • ??? October 28, 2017

        lol tell that to the families of all the unarmed black men shot down by the WHITE police. shut your coonin ass da fuq up too lol.

    • @Nate October 28, 2017

      People of color can be demons too, and NO there is no such thing as blacks against whites. There is no fact or stat to back up such a statement! In fact, terrorist murder numbers in America would suggest the opposite.

      • ??? October 28, 2017

        lol tell that to the families of all the unarmed black men shot down by the WHITE police. shut your coonin ass da fuq up too lol.

    • ??? October 28, 2017

      lol did perez hilton or pop crush do a post about keyshia cole’s album? gurl STFU and sit your coonin ass down lol.

      • Brandon November 4, 2017

        Where did race come from

    • Caleb October 28, 2017

      They write about Kelly Clarkson all the time. You sound crazy.

    • Last name ever. First name Greatest October 28, 2017

      Where is she on the RnB charts? Since she’s been gone.

      TGT Please bring back the feature to rate comments (+/-1)

    • Rosy October 29, 2017

      It’s sad how blacks do not support their own people music , people complain about not enough shows feature minority’s when the industry do put minority’s in movies and tv shows no one watches, look at blackish, how to get away with murder, and scandal the number keeps dropping why the black artist can’t win these artist put good music out better than their white counterparts

  9. Chris carter October 28, 2017

    Know matter what I love Keisha

  10. Rem October 28, 2017

    All things considered, it did better than the projections.

  11. Gee October 28, 2017

    If I am being honest Keyshia really did not promote the album besides being on LHHH. I would have to say that this is some of Keyshia’s best material in quite sometime.

  12. Credits October 28, 2017

    Vault is great song.

  13. The Wig Snatcher October 28, 2017

    Poor promotion + poor singles choices = FLOP!!! Hopefully, Lil’ Mo will experience a better comeback after LHHNY.

  14. 2bad2bme October 28, 2017

    History is repeating itself with the music industry. If Adele or any other white person came out with the same R&B songs black people sing it would go platinum in a second. However, they make R&B still with a pop twist and call it Pop Soul. The appropriation is disgusting!

    • XYZ October 28, 2017

      But actually, and that’s what’s weird, I read a lot people talking bout white privilege when it comes to sales of artists. And though I will never get why Taylor swift is as big as she is (cause, honestly, Adele is well deserved), one has to admit that white people just buy the music by their artists. So while people of color just ramble bout others having privilege, they for sure aren‘t the ones supporting their artists either. So, if you don‘t do it, who else should?

      • ThatMessJuice.Flop October 29, 2017

        You just explained what white privilege is.

      • XYZ October 29, 2017

        That whites buy the music of their artists? Oh, that’s a privilege you can influence and create for black artists as well. Just go out and buy the s***, if you like it.

        As I said, of course there is some privilege in the music industry, which is a white privilege, a beauty privilege, a privilege of people you f***** with. But it’s not like black artists are ignored in any way. A lot of the major music acts are black, hip hop is on its height. It‘s just that’s people don’t buy r&b and I don’t get why you run out and say something bout privilege, if you didn’t buy that music for yourself

  15. Caleb October 28, 2017

    It’s better then 7,000!

  16. Theman October 28, 2017

    R&b album sales would be so much better if they had proper platforms. Contemporary urban radio doesn’t even play r&b.. They don’t have big r&b artists on none of the major shows nor pop radio.. She makes quality music. She needed a hit & proper promotion..

  17. Andrew October 28, 2017

    I have never met an album from her I didn’t like.

    Everyone says the album before this one was so bad but I loved it too.

  18. Anthony October 28, 2017

    Very sad because it’s a great album. I went out and bought it just because of the predictions and glad I did.

    • Patricia Griffin October 29, 2017

      Agreed I love it!

  19. DanYiel Iman October 29, 2017

    I purchase music that I like, I liked “Incapable”

  20. Joel October 29, 2017

    R&B music a drag and an old element of what was called race music. The children of our times need upbeat music to match the lives they live, people are so depressed anymore and if they are, they certainly not the people of the last 4 generation past. Record companies or the powers that be need to accept this on all fronts as a balance to what else that is for their control is to say at the least. People still love good, real good feel R&B but not so bluesy, unless you have that range, and lived the life to express those kinds of reflections in song, people just aren’t feeling it otherwise. And that’s a given as we all bare witness to the results of it. Promote all colors of people like they do Pink, who ultimately sings R&B with a upbeat pop twist or else you cannot save R&B artist unless your Brandy, Beyoncé who sings it in a bluesy way people can feel. Otherwise get out the arena with what people aren’t up to and challenged by. The blues has to be real and heartfelt to be felt, and nothing I said or type is anything new, it’s what we all know or knew. Shucks go ask your Grandmother or eldest family members what made them buy records then in their former times and I promise you it will be of matching formations of all I said. lol K. Cole is a good artist but that don’t mean s***, as you see with no shade that people as they say are just not buying it. Well that means it doesn’t reflect them or where they are at or where they see themselves going!

  21. stan October 29, 2017

    i’m kinda surprised at how low the numbers are tbh… i know her single wasn’t necessarily a hit, but i thought the love & hiphop appearance would help.

  22. Dc13 October 29, 2017

    R&B is DEAD as we know it. It’s very sad actually.

  23. Patricia Griffin October 29, 2017

    Love her ablum! 🔥🔥🔥
    Cant wait for her tour to start

  24. Pop U. October 29, 2017

    Keyshia is a very talented vocalist especially when the right team is behind her…she’s was coined the next Mary and that was her come up in many ways but after that whole comparison faded away and the Michelle tweet happened she became “fish plate” fodder for so many ppl.. it sucks because she has a timbre that is so genuine and sweet along with her production…Ms. Cole I think you should hustle this project and live performances like it was your last hurrah… put a pic of Beyoncé on your wall and let that be your motivation…like sis bey I know you can dance and sing but I can sing to I’m Keyshia Cole not fish plate girl!!!

  25. Tamara Miller October 30, 2017

    I think the album is wonderful one of my favorite is incapable. Love you

  26. Junior in Jamaica October 30, 2017

    Oh no girl.

  27. DEWEY December 13, 2017

    I LOVE THE CD ITS ONE OF HER BEST

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