Keyshia Cole Covers Billboard

Published: Monday 10th Nov 2008 by Sam
R&B songstress Keyshia Cole features on the cover of the latest issue of Billboard Magazine. Speaking on her third studio album ‘A Different Me’, Cole said the following in her feature:

“The first two albums were more … painful,” she tells Billboard over lunch in Los Angeles. “It’s a different me this time: a young woman who’s still growing and finding myself, exploring life through different routes musically and in other areas. I wrote more about other people’s situations than my own. I’m moving forward.”

The article goes on to read…

“A Different Me” features Cole collaborating with a combination of marquee names and newcomers, including Polow Da Don, the Runners, Neffu, Kwame, Orthodox & Ransom and the Trackmasters. On her previous albums, Cole worked with such songwriter/producers as Greg Curtis, Missy Elliott, Scott Storch, Bryan-Michael Cox, Rodney Jerkins and Sean Garrett.

And while the pain quotient is definitely lowered on “Me,” the emotional realness and accessibility that fans have come to love in Cole’s music remain — as do her searing vocals.

As part of a 360 deal she recently inked with Interscope, Cole is developing a movie based on her life. A screenwriter has been hired to go on the road with the artist in 2009 to begin developing the script. {Source}

The set, due December 1th, is also set to feature a collaboration with Monica. Interesting.

I’m definitely paying a lot of attention to this record, as I really feel as though her team scored an own-goal by releasing ‘Playa Cardz Right’ as the first single. It’s just not first, second or even third single material IMO. I guess this will be a case of wait and see…

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  1. Anonymous November 10, 2008

    I agree, if Keyshia wanted to release “Playa Cards Right,” as the first single, it should have been released way back in July. Then she should have came with a second single pre-album release in November.

    I don’t really have a feel for “Playa Cards Right,” but I believe Keyhsia released a song with Akon onto iTunes, probably in hopes of gaining prominence of a number 1 album, but to me them two are also an odd combination for a single. I don’t think this album will sell many copies in its first week. And it really wouldn’t surprise me if it gets pushed back until 2009.

  2. Anonymous November 10, 2008

    I’m not feelin’ “Playa Cards Right” even tho I luv Tupac..

  3. tia November 10, 2008

    yeah i like the song but it is def an album filler,but i think keyshia will always sell pretty good because the r&b crowd love her…she may not be the best singer in the world,but she speaks to the hood and to most black women with her music…i dont know how well this album will do,but i cant say the girl isnt doing her thing,and i cant wait to see her show tomorrow night,i seriously believe its the only actual reality show left on tv lol…and with her show being so popular it will get her more album sales…sorta like the mtb crowd,their marketing approach is their show if they just came out on their own they probably wouldnt have made it to gold and platnum status.Much luv keyshia girl and she looks soooo cute on that cover no homo

  4. Anonymous November 10, 2008

    Keyshia looks air painted on the picture. I liked some tracks on the last album but sister can’t sing live at all. Not feeling Play ya cards right

  5. Anonymous November 12, 2008

    Can’t wait to hear the track with Monica.

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