Keyshia Cole Reveals Title of New Album

Published: Wednesday 28th Jul 2010 by Sam

R&B songstress Keyshia Cole is currently hard at work on her fourth studio album. The ‘Let It Go’ singer, who gave birth to her first child in March, recently revealed the name of the LP in an interview with Hip-Hop Diva.

Album title after the jump…

Cole confirms in the feature that the album is tentatively titled ‘Keyshia’ {Source}

Judging by the somewhat uninspired title, it’s pretty much a given that Cole will spout the usual “this is the real me and the most personal album I’ve recorded to date” talk. Sigh.

Regardless of what the LP is called, one can only hope that it serves up better material than that of her last outing, 2008’s ‘A Different Me’ — which was appalling at best. Interesting to note is that despite a promising start with her debut ‘The Way It Is’, Cole’s albums (as whole bodies of work) have become progressively poorer. This being an issue she’ll have to rectify with this release, so as to remain relevant in what is increasingly becoming a ruthless marketplace.

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  1. Durrel Jennings July 28, 2010

    I actually loved her last album, I thought it was much better than the first. Production wise and vocally she had a great sound. I hate when artist “self title” their albums. Its like they put no thought into it at all and just say…ok I’m gonna name it after ME.

  2. stan July 28, 2010

    i think her 2nd album is pretty good. now her 3rd, i couldn’t care less..

  3. I {heart} music! July 28, 2010

    Her last album was not appalling at all. I thought it was great. Her vocals improved and she is always on point with the passion and lyrics. I love Keyshia Cole. However, I think the title could be a little more creative. I can understand debut albums being self-titled. But not the 3rd time around. Especially since the last one was titled ‘A Different Me.’ I just think that’s kinda back-pedaling. Artists need to embrace creativity. However, I support her regardless of the title. Maybe it will change between now and the release.

  4. BrealK July 28, 2010

    I loved the first two albums. The third one not so much. TRUST is and will always be my jam. I’m happy she’s dropping something. Maybe her and Monica will hook up for a 2011 tour.

  5. imo July 28, 2010

    I can’t wait to hear her on the radio again, some may doubt her singing skills, but she is something fresh to the radio, esp with all the same sounding songs out now.. I just need her to put missy, tank, kanye back on her tracks. I loved her rawness, but however I’m glad she has matured esp since she is a mom now. now I need keri and brandy to make their return,

  6. Jay July 28, 2010

    Keyshia’s last album was far from appalling. It was a great body of work actually and showed growth in her as a person. If you really get into who Keyshia Cole was when she first stepped on to the scene with I Change My Mind all the way through the last album, her CD’s speaks volumes in terms of her growth.

    I think people wanna keep hearing the WHOA IS ME singles and HE DID ME DIRTY SO IM LEAVING type songs…but when you write your own music, you write about your expereinces, and you can see how she has changed with each CD. She doesn’t need an entire CD like that anymore. She has lived, experienced and matured.

    She has progressively softened her hard exterior for a softer sexier side (in terms of her music) I applaud her growth.

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  8. TheBaddestBitch July 28, 2010

    So happy she’s back 🙂

    The title is unispired but let’s be honest, we don’t expect a concept album by Keyshia….we just want the usual stuff with the dramas, uplifting songs.

    Her second album remains the best 😉

  9. Trisha July 28, 2010

    Loved keyshia second album it was great,every song was basically a hit
    hope this new album is better then the last

  10. B July 28, 2010

    @ Jay I agree.

    But sometimes an elaborate title to an album isn’t needed. I say lets wait to hear the material before we jump to conclusions. I loved A Different Me by the way, so underrrated.

  11. Jeremy Danté July 28, 2010

    i agree completely; after ‘the way it is’ she lost touch with what made her a star. plus, the b**** cannot sing live. here in the states she has ruined the national anthem & to me, thats the end all be all of performance tests- if you cant sing that, you shouldn’t have a record deal.

    let’s hope KEYSHIA gets that s*** together before she drops this next LP.

  12. JAYLA July 28, 2010

    “Just Like You” is her second album and THE BEST SO FAR!!!!!

  13. Jay2010 July 28, 2010

    Just Like You was the s***, I love and know every track on that LP, the 3rd was not hot, so she better serve something good with the 4th.

  14. number1k9 July 28, 2010

    I wasn’t feeling her ‘A Different Me’ era

    AT ALL! From that 2Pac samples/featuring song, to “Trust.”

    Imma need Keyshia to go back to the sound of her debut album and sophomore effort.

    Those are the albums I enjoyed and bought of hers!

  15. Mz. 313 July 28, 2010

    Why is sam always a hater!

  16. smartee July 28, 2010

    The album title sucks! I hate when singers do that as well. I get the concept of a music artist naming an album after his/her name, but it’s just so cliché and boring. Her 3rd album was definitely better than her first! I didn’t like the first album at all! The singles were cool, but it was so amateur and repetitive. “A Different Me” does show a more brighter, mature, and sultry side of Keyshia. She grew so much. I love the production of “A Different Me,” the message of the songs, and her voice sounds amazing! The second album was very good as well… I’m not sure which one is better, The 3rd or 2nd. But one thing is, Keyshia is a very talented, soulful, and emotional singer who puts out REAL CONTEMPORARY R&B MUSIC! There’s not many strictly R&B singers left and I always look forward to her music.

  17. Chile Please! July 28, 2010

    OMG! WTF do people hear when they listen to her??? I don’t get the big hype with this chick….to me she can’t sing!! Yeah you can go in the studio & perfect a song but let me hear you sing live!! You see how much of a mess she sounded on the BET awards!!! Girl Bye!! On to the next one!

  18. Ste H July 28, 2010

    @Jay put it perfectly! I prefer Just Like You (at least 6 excellent songs) to A Different Me which was a slight disappointment. It’s always great to hear Keyshias voice and it’s an CD I’m very much looking forward to.

  19. sickwitit July 28, 2010

    completely cosign with this post, and that second paragraph can apply to alicia keys as well…

  20. True Blue July 28, 2010

    @ Jeremy Dante and Chile Please:

    I was under the impression that she got voice lessons to fix the “can’t sing live” problem, I mean I’ve only seen a handful of her performances in the five years that I’ve known her, and at the beginning she DID suck live, and I thought Kanye was a fool for backing this seemingly untalented girl, but she improved over time. Or was I watching completely different performances from you guys?

  21. True Blue July 28, 2010


    I’m glad I’m not the only one who thought Alicia’s new album sucks. I could barely make it through the whole thing, it practically bored me to sleep.

  22. NICKY July 28, 2010

    I agree with sam

    HOWEVER…..Her first 2 albums are great!!!!!!!

    I bought them and didnt buy her 3rd because it was trash.

    I only liked 2 songs : Where this love could end up…..Brand New

  23. HeYa July 28, 2010

    Her material became poorer ? I think that your articles are getting poorer.
    “Just Like You” is a CLASSIC. Go wash them ears.
    Next ==>

  24. TheMan July 28, 2010

    after her second cd i thought she was going to step right into the second coming of Mary j blige slot, then her third cd was a HUGE disappointment. Sometimes when its not broke, no need to fix it. mariah carey used the same formula for 10 cd’s straight and it worked for her

  25. royalkev July 28, 2010

    I’m not a fan and I actually got a hold of the 3rd album after a friend insisted that I take a listen and put it on my ipod. I listened to her first 2 albums and I thought I’d hate her. The 2nd album was better than the first , but I was convinced that Keyshia was just too harsh sounding and ghetto. The 3rd album made me like her more, for the first time I was impressed. I hope she continue going in that direction because she was classier and more refined.

  26. MuzikManiack July 28, 2010

    I love Keyshia and I have all 3 albums and I love all of them! I think her last one was pretty good! I think it showed a lot of growth in her vocally and it showed how much she has matured since The Way It Is!

  27. Benjamin July 28, 2010

    A Different Me was highly underrated, that was a great album, and I was highly pissed off that it got nominated for nothing. She can’t sing heartbreak forever, espcially now. Just like Mary couldn’t do it forever. The label just got lazy on her and stopped promo on it, and once she got pregnant, they said aww well f*** it.

  28. MrIncredible July 29, 2010

    I agree her last album sucked with the exception of Trust, which Monica saved. Her second album Just Like You is an rnb classic though!

  29. KeyshiaFan July 29, 2010

    I am a fan of Keyshia. However, I have come to notice that people either love her voice or hate it. Personally, the first time I heard her and heard of her was when she opened for Nelly prior to her first album. When she came on stage I took one look at her and thought this isn’t going to be good. Then she started singing, she blew me away. I have been a fan since. I have seen her in concert three times and all were great. When she promoted her second album and did the small venue tour, it was incredible (at least at the one i saw in Minneapolis).

  30. L.L August 1, 2010

    I loved keyshia’s 2 albums, her 3rd one was a little bit 2 slow, but i love “trust” and “don’t stop”, I know keyshia is gonna do great

  31. DriDri September 9, 2010

    It is very sad when people don’t understand what real music is. Keyshia has grown into a strong-minded individual with strong vocals. She is about one of the very few artist I know that can sing live! She has grown a lot since her first album, “The Way It Is!” I must say, “A Different Me” prove to me that she is a lady with class. Her vocals became stronger. Not every album has to be about breaking up or drama. She’s been through all that, matured & is showing the world a different side of her. The ghetto Keyshia Cole is out the window & she has brought a new Keyshia in that I like. I can’t wait for “Keyshia” to come out. I’m sure it will be a GREAT album.

  32. Ray September 15, 2010

    Love all her work. She growing as a woman on her third album, real classy music. What most people won’t understand. Respect the artist because shes putting out the realest music today. Beyonce can’t touch Keyshia’s music. Beyonce can’t write like Keyshia, so respect that. Keyshia’s music is unstoppable. She’s not getting much attention for music like most other but her work will payoff in the end if she stays the same. Keyshia please don’t change, we love you here in Galveston, Texas. Everyone listens to you. The lyrics are ridiculous. Her music is real, no one has real music today people. Keep up the GOOD WORK Keyshia!!

  33. SpEvArk September 19, 2010

    I disagree. Keyshia’s fourth album has potential to be her best. The Way It Is was a raw album, and one can say that sadness and empowerment were the main themes of the album. Enjoyable. With Just Like You, she refined her voice and lyrics and articulately created her best album yet. The whole album is full of the same old themes, sadness and empowerment, but they are more masterfully incorporated. Only the title track, though slightly, deviates from the album’s theme, but with purpose. A Different Me, however, shows Keyshia changing gears. She sings mostly in a happy place. The album is transforming. But the whole album isn’t as enjoyable as Just Like You. Playa Cardz Right, Beautiful Music, and Where This Love Could End Up are highlights, but Brand New has to be the best track on all three albums. It is meticulously recorded with great harmonies and melodies. The rest of the album is lukewarm, similar to pieces of The Way It Is. If Keyshia continues with the happy tone of A Different Me on her next album, she could potentially make parallel improvements as she did with Just Like You and thus create her best art yet.

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