Keyshia Cole Gibson (born October 15, 1981) is an American R&B singer-songwriter and record producer, who gained nationwide acclaim when her 2005 debut album, The Way It Is, was certified platinum by the RIAA. Her sophomore album, Just Like You, went into production shortly after and was released in September 2007 and certified platinum four months later. Her third studio album, A Different Me, was released in December 2008 and has also been certified platinum.
All three of those albums were supported by her record breaking reality/documentary series Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is which aired on BET from 2006 until 2008, giving viewers a closer look into Cole's career and family life with her biological mother and sister. After a two-year hiatus, she released her fourth studio album, Calling All Hearts, in December 2010. Her second reality show, Family First premiered on October 9, 2012 shortly before the release of her fifth studio album, Woman to Woman on November 19, 2012.