Keyshia Cole Net Worth, Age, Bio, and Instagram

American singer-songwriter and record producer, Keyshia Cole, is worth an estimated $8 million, and three of her seven albums have gone Platinum. She is widely known for her debut album “The Way It Is” from 2005 and its subsequent two albums, “Just like You” from 2007 and “A Different Me” from 2008, both reaching the second position on the “Billboard” 200 and the first position on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Cole had a successful stint as the star of a reality series called “Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is” on BET, which aired from 2006 to 2008. Keyshia Cole Net Worth.

Name Keyshia Myeshia Cole
Birth Date/ age   October 15, 1981 / 40 Years Old
Birth Place  Oakland, California, USA
Profession  Singing / Entertainment
Relationship Status   Single
Net Worth $10 million

In 2009, Keyshia earned a Soul Train Award nomination for her collaboration with Monica on the track “Trust.” This talented singer-songwriter has since garnered four Grammy nominations for her albums, including Best Contemporary R&B Album for “Just Like You” and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Let It Go” (shared with Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim). She has also received nods for Best R&B Song and Best Female R&B Vocal Performance for her track “Heaven Sent.”

As an actress, Cole has featured in various movies and television projects, including “How She Move” (2007), “Keyshia Cole: All In” (2015), “Lip Sync Battle” (2017), and “Keyshia Cole: My New Life” (2019). She also provided her voice to the 2018 computer-animated film “Charming.”

Moreover, Cole has hosted the talk show “One on One with Keyshia Cole” on Fox Soul since 2019 and was a regular on the show “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” (2017). Recently, Cole announced her retirement from the music industry, but she plans to release one last album before bowing out.

Early Life

Keyshia Cole, born Keyshia Myeshia Johnson on October 15, 1981, in Oakland, California, did not meet her biological father, Virgil Hunter until she was 34 years old. Cole’s mother, Francine Lons, had six children from six different fathers, and when Keyshia was two, she was adopted by Leon and Yvonne Cole, friends of the family.

Keyshia was only 12 when she first connected with MC Hammer and worked on some music together. Shortly after, she became friends with Tupac Shakur and was asked by him to collaborate on a project; sadly, Tupac was killed that same night.

At 16, she started attending Fremont High School and also worked with the East Oakland Youth Development Center. Cole dropped out of school before graduating but in 2015, began her pursuit of her GED.

After that, she moved to Los Angeles, where she collaborated with Bay Area artists like Messy Marv and D’Wayne Wiggins of Tony Toni Tone. Through a mutual friend, Keyshia was introduced to Ron Fair of A&M Records and was signed to the label with him becoming her mentor.


Cole launched her career with the single “Never,” featured on the 2004 “Barbershop 2: Back in Business” soundtrack. She then released her debut album, “The Way It Is,” on June 21, 2005.

It rose to #6 on the “Billboard” 200 and #2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and contained hit singles “I Changed My Mind,” “(I Just Want It) To Be Over,” “I Should Have Cheated,” and “Love,” the latter achieving Platinum certification.

2007’s Platinum single, “Let It Go” (featuring Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott), further pushed her fame. Two years later, Cole released “Just Like You” through Geffen Records. The singles “Let It Go,” “I Remember,” and “Heaven Sent” all achieved #1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

2008’s “A Different Me” featured posthumous work from Tupac on “Playa Cardz Right” as well as a collaboration with Monica entitled “Trust.” In 2009, she went on her first headlining tour, “A Different Me Tour,” and was featured on covers of “Vibe,” “Sister 2 Sister,” “WordUp!,” and “King.

The album “Calling All Hearts” followed in December 2010, featuring the single “I Ain’t Thru” with Nicki Minaj. In November 2012, Keyshia’s fifth album “Woman to Woman” rose to second place on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The lead single from the album, “Enough of No Love,” featured rapper Lil Wayne. Keyshia achieved the peak of her success in 2014, with her follow-up “Point of No Return,” which topped the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

In 2017, Sony’s Epic Records released Keyshia’s seventh album “11:11 Reset.” Towards the end of 2020, Keyshia and Ashanti were set to have a Verzuz battle on December 12th; however, it was rescheduled to January 21, 2021, due to Ashanti’s COVID-19 diagnosis.

During the Verzuz battle in February 2021, Keyshia unveiled her new single “I Don’t Wanna Be in Love.” Furthermore, she has lent her vocal skills to many other artist’s tracks such as “Impossible” by Kanye West (2006), “Last Night” by Diddy (2007), “Game’s Pain” by The Game (2008), and “Legendary” by DJ Khaled (2011).

Keyshia Cole Net Worth

Personal Life

In May 2009, Keyshia started a relationship with former NBA player Daniel Gibson, and they got engaged on New Year’s Day in 2010. They were delighted to welcome their son Daniel Jr. on March 2, 2010.

The couple tied the knot on May 21, 2011, in a private ceremony, and to fulfill Keyshia’s dream, they also had a wedding in Hawaii a few months later. BET’s reality show “Keyshia and Daniel: Family First,” aired in October 2012 and was recorded on the wedding weekend.

In March 2014, Cole shared that she and Gibson had parted ways, and they made it official in 2020. In 2018, Keyshia started dating Niko Khale, and in August 2019, their son Tobias was born. Sadly, Keyshia and Niko broke up in October 2020.

3 Life Lessons From Keyshia Cole

Having looked into the net worth and journey of success for Keyshia Cole, it’s now time to consider some of the important lessons to take away from her life and accomplishments.

1. You’ll Never Forget These Days 

Your birth and your self-discovery are two of the most pivotal moments of your life.

2. There are good and bad things in life 

In Paradise, peas are everywhere.\

3. Step By Step

Step by step, you must do all the little tricky things that go along with growing up in a world that is anxious and unsettling.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Keyshia Cole’s net worth?

It is estimated that Keyshia Cole has an $8 million net worth.

Keyshia Cole’s age?

As of 2007, Keyshia Cole has turned 41 years old. She was born on October 15, 1981.

Keyshia Cole’s height?

Approximately 5 ft 2 in tall, Keyshia Cole stands 1.57 m tall.


An accomplished artist and performer, Keyshia Cole has earned Grammy Award nominations for four separate projects. Since early childhood, Cole’s passion for music was apparent; at only 12 years of age, she collaborated with Bay Area resident MC Hammer in the studio.

Her career continued to progress when she provided a remix of Messy Marv’s Nubian Queen in the early 2000s. As of February 2023, the singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and television personality has amassed an estimated net worth of $8 Million.

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