Grammy nominated R&B songbird Keyshia Cole is undoubtedly at a crossroad in her career.
A celebrated songstress often branded “this generation’s Mary J. Blige” for her soulful tales of love gone wrong and undeviating appeals to the heartbroken, Cole once held a unique place among her rhythmic contemporaries as her releases – even in the genre’s initial decline – consistently topped charts and defied sales odds.
Yet, as R&B began to succumb to the wiles of fusions (see: trap, pop, etc.), it appeared to threaten the holds of even its heaviest hitmakers, Cole included. By the time her 2014 release, the critically polarizing ‘Point of No Return,’ hit the shelves, some fans feared she’d reach just that.
Determined to prove the naysayers wrong, Keyshia is back – and as she tells That Grape Juice – better than ever. Tuck in below to read what she shared exclusively with TGJ about her return to music, reality TV, and even plans to venture into movies: