THREE’S COMPANY: BOBBY V. JOINS KEYSHIA COLE, KERI HILSON ON NATIONAL TOUR

THREE’S COMPANY: BOBBY V. JOINS KEYSHIA COLE, KERI HILSON ON NATIONAL TOUR

Album ‘THE REBIRTH’ Is No. 1 Debut On R&B/Hip-Hop Chart
And No. 7 Entry on Billboard Top 200;
New Single “HANDS ON ME” Follows Top 10 Urban Smash “Beep”

Three is a magic number for every fan of today’s best rhythm and blues, as RIAA gold-certified Blu Kolla Dreams/EMI singer-songwriter BOBBY V. joins two more of soul’s finest young voices, Keyshia Cole and Keri Hilson, on a national tour.

With dates now scheduled from a mid-May kick-off in the Midwest to a late-June West Coast wrap, the tour, with platinum Imani/Geffen/Interscope artist Keyshia Cole, and much-admired Mosley/Zone4/Interscope newcomer Keri Hilson, is all but a greatest-hits package of defining new R&B voices.

The three talented singer-songwriters have all simultaneously been in the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Top 10 this month: Bobby V. with “Beep,” Keyshia Cole with “You Complete Me,” and Keri Hilson with “Turnin’ Me On.” Bobby V.’s follow-up single, “Hands On Me” is an instant urban radio breakout, the second most-added record of its release week, with over three dozen radio station adds.

Bobby V.’s third studio album, THE REBIRTH, is his third consecutive No. 1 R&B album, and the first in Blu Kolla Dreams’ innovative distribution deal with EMI Music Services. It is also his third Billboard Top 10 album. The album debuted at No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 200 chart, and at No. 1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. EMI Music Services distributes the album in the US and in international territories, as well as providing a suite of services such as promotion, publicity and access to digital platforms.

In online sales and stream traffic, “Beep,” featuring Yung Joc, has generated over 7.2 million audio streams on the official Bobby Valentino MySpace.com webpage. He is a No. 2 Top Artist on MySpace Music, with nearly 13 million profile views and 43.4 million total song plays. “Beep” has been an iTunes Top 20 best-selling song in the R&B format. The album has been Top 10 in iTunes’ R&B album sales chart.

THE REBIRTH also features production work by L.O.S. (J. Holiday, Usher), longtime Bobby V. collaborators Tim & Bob, and a special team-up with Raphael Saadiq on a remake of “Just Me & You,” Saadiq’s classic song from Boyz N the Hood. Bobby also makes his own production debut on the track “Make Me Say,” inspired by Bobby V.’s step-out part on Lil Wayne’s album highlight and Top 5 smash “Mrs. Officer.”

BOBBY V. hit No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B Hip-Hop album chart and No. 3 on the national Top 200 Albums chart with the RIAA Gold-certified album Disturbing tha Peace Presents Bobby Valentino in 2005. In 2007, Special Occasion also debuted in the No. 1 position on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and No. 3 on the Top 200 Albums. Valentino’s 2004 RIAA gold single “Slow Down” was No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, and No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot 100. Valentino’s Top 20 R&B/Hip-Hop hits also include “Tell Me” (2005) and “Anonymous,” featuring Timbaland (2007).

“A Different Me” Tour Routing
Staring: Keyshia Cole, The Dream, Keri Hilson, & Bobby V.

Wed 5/13 Cincinnati, OH Aronoff Center
Thu 5/14 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
Fri 5/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Sat 5/16 Detroit, MI The Fox Theater
Thu 5/21 Atlanta, GA The Fox Theater
Fri 5/22 Greensboro, NC Special Events Center
Sat 5/23 Atlantic City, NJ Mark Etess Arena Taj Mahal
Sun 5/24 New York, NY Wamu Theater
Tue 5/26 Boston, MA House of Blues
Thu 5/28 Washington, DC Constitution Hall
Fri 5/29 Richmond, VA Landmark Theatre
Sat 5/30 Norfolk ,VA nTelos Wireless Pavilion
Sun 5/31 Columbia, SC Township Auditorium
Tue 6/2 Newark, NJ New Jersey Performing Arts Center
Wed 6/3 Cleveland, OH State Theatre
Fri 6/5 Mashantucket, CT MGM Grand at Foxwoods
Sat 6/6 Baltimore, MD Pier Six Pavilion
Thu 6/11 St. Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Fri 6/12 Southaven, MS Desoto Civic Center
Sat 6/13 Dallas, TX Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie
Sun 6/14 Houston,TX Reliant Arena
Thu 6/18 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater
Sat 6/20 Los Angeles, CA Nokia Live
Sun 6/21 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl

Keyshia Cole King magazine cover for their final issue

Keyshia Cole has recently lent her beauty to the cover of VIBE and now she’s bringing sexy back on KING Magazine’s final issue! Check out the cover below!

Keyshia Cole King magazine cover for their final issue

Hits the stands April 21!

Be sure to listen to Keyshia Cole’s newest single “Trust”; a powerful duet with Monica.

AUDIO: Keyshia Cole – “Trust (Duet with Monica)

A Different Me available NOW!

Tracklist

1. A Different Me “Intro”
2. Make Me Over
3. Please Don’t Stop
4. Erotic
5. You Complete Me
6. No Other (Featuring Amina Harris)
7. Oh-Oh Yeah-Yea (Featuring Nas)
8. Playa Cardz Right (Featuring 2 Pac)
9. Brand New
10. Trust (Duet with Monica)
11. Thought You Should Know
12. This Is Us
13. Where This Love Could End Up
14. Beautiful Music
15. A Different Me “Outro”

Keyshia Cole’s 3rd Album, A Different Me Goes Gold In 3 Weeks

Keyshia Cole’s 3rd Album, ‘A Different Me’ Goes Gold In 3 Weeks!

‘A Different Me’ has received rave reviews in the press. Here is what some outlets have to say:

“The still-evolving singer [Cole] just keeps getting better.”

USA Today

“Cole exhibits a growing confidence and command of her vocal talent…Cole sounds an awful lot like someone who’s here to stay.”

Billboard

“Cole reveals a softer more sensual side.”

People

‘A DIFFERENT ME’ #1 BILLBOARD ‘TOP R&B/HIP-HOP ALBUM’ FOR THREE (3) CONSECUTIVE WEEKS

VIDEO FOR 2nd SINGLE ‘YOU COMPLETE ME’ SHOT

NEW DATES ADDED TO THE ‘I AM MUSIC’ TOUR

LOS ANGELES — Four-time Grammy award nominated singer/songwriter and platinum-plus selling R&B star KEYSHIA COLE has another instant hit on her hands. In three (3) short weeks A Different Me sells more than 500 thousand units, giving Keyshia’s third release GOLD CERTIFICATION. A Different Me remains #1 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” for its third (3rd) consecutive week. A Different Me made its debut at #2 on Billboard’s “Top 200” chart selling more than 322 thousand units in its first week of release. The album remains in the Top 10 on “The Billboard 200” chart at #7.

Cole just shot the video for her 2nd single, “You Complete Me” with Benny Boom in Big Bear, California. Billboard Magazine calls “You Complete Me” a noteworthy ballad. Keyshia Cole’s 1st single, “Playa Cardz Right,” featuring Tupac is currently Top 10 (#9) on Billboard’s “Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs” chart and has been in BET’s 106 & Park Top 10 for four (4) weeks

New dates have been added to the “I AM MUSIC” tour which also features headliner Lil’ Wayne, T. Pain, Gym Class Heroes, and Kerri Hilson. Cole is enjoying great reviews on her performance: The Philadelphia Inquirer said “Cole’s voice was impeccable” and the Virginian Pilot states that “Her set referenced 1940s-styled burlesque glamour, replete with feathered fans and dancing girls with canes… she seemed sophisticated, adult and professional.” Check the remaining dates below:


DATE CITY VENUE

Thu, Jan. 8 St.Louis, MO Chafeltz Center
Fri, Jan. 9 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun, Jan. 11 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Arena
Wed, Jan. 14 Montreal, CAN Bell Center
Thu, Jan. 15 Toronto, CAN Air Canada Center
Fri, Jan. 16 New York, NY Nassau Coliseum
Sat, Jan. 17 Columbus, OH Schottenstein Center
Sun, Jan. 18 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
Mon, Jan. 19 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
Sun, Jan. 25 Seattle, WA Key Arena
Tue, Jan. 27 San Diego, CA Cox Arena
Wed, Jan. 28 Phoenix, AZ US Airways Center

Purchase ‘A Different Me’ at your local music retailer or at Amazon, Amazon MP3, or iTunes.

Tracklist

1. A Different Me “Intro”
2. Make Me Over
3. Please Don’t Stop
4. Erotic
5. You Complete Me
6. No Other (Featuring Amina Harris)
7. Oh-Oh Yeah-Yea (Featuring Nas)
8. Playa Cardz Right (Featuring 2 Pac)
9. Brand New
10. Trust (Duet with Monica)
11. Thought You Should Know
12. This Is Us
13. Where This Love Could End Up
14. Beautiful Music
15. A Different Me “Outro”

Keyshia Cole A Different Me IN STORES TODAY & Her 10 Favorite Shopping Spots

Keyshia Cole ‘A Different Me’ IN STORES TODAY & Her 10 Favorite Shopping Spots

Keyshia Cole’s A Different Me is in stores TODAY!

Purchase at your local music retailer or online at Amazon or iTunes.

Tracklist

1. A Different Me “Intro”
2. Make Me Over
3. Please Don’t Stop
4. Erotic
5. You Complete Me
6. No Other (Featuring Amina Harris)
7. Oh-Oh Yeah-Yea (Featuring Nas)
8. Playa Cardz Right (Featuring 2 Pac)
9. Brand New
10. Trust (Duet with Monica)
11. Thought You Should Know
12. This Is Us
13. Where This Love Could End Up
14. Beautiful Music
15. A Different Me “Outro”

“My Top 10 Shopping Spots”
– Keyshia Cole

1. JAPAN
2. RODEO DRIVE
3. 5TH AVE
4. ROBERTSON
5. PHIPPS
6. JACOB’S
7. SOHO
8. MELROSE
9. SHOWROOMS
10. PETCO

KEYSHIA COLE TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN WITH 3RD RELEASE, A DIFFERENT ME ON DECEMBER 16 3RD SEASON OF HIT REALITY SHOW THE WAY IT IS

KEYSHIA COLE TO MAKE HISTORY AGAIN WITH 3RD RELEASE, “A DIFFERENT ME” ON DECEMBER 16
3RD SEASON OF HIT REALITY SHOW “THE WAY IT IS”
AIRS TUESDAYS ON BET AT 10PM

Hugely successful Grammy nominated R&B singer and songwriter KEYSHIA COLE is set to close out 2008 with a bang. Three (3) songs from her second album reached number one (#1) status — “Let It Go” (w/Missy Elliott and Lil Kim), “I Remember” and “Heaven Sent.” Her reality show “The Way It Is” became the most-watched program in BET’s history, and with season three having started yesterday, November 11th, Keyshia Cole is sure to make history again. Keyshia’s third album, A Different Me – Executive Produced by Keyshia, Manager Manny Halley and Geffen Records Chairman Ron Fair is set for release on Tuesday, December 16, 2008.

KEYSHIA COLE is the definitive soul singer to emerge in this decade, and she is in good company. Over the past seven decades, precious few R & B females have touched the hearts of America. From Billie Holiday to Sarah Vaughn, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Whitney Houston, and Mary J. Blige – Keyshia possesses the same innate quality of telling the truth through song like her predecessors. Her pain becomes your pain, her joy, your joy.

Her first single, “Playa Cardz Right” featuring Tupac (an early mentor of Cole’s) has already garnered a top 15 chart position in its first three weeks. This single follows a host of seven (7) number one (#1) records that include “I Should Have Cheated;” “Love,” “Let it Go,” “I Remember,” “Heaven Sent,” “Last Night” (w/P. Diddy) and “Give it Up to Me” (w/Sean Paul.)

All of the songs for A Different Me were written or co-written by Keyshia with production from award-winning producers such as Ron Fair, Polow Da Don, the Trackmasters, The Runners, Kwame and Neffu. Guest appearances include Kanye West, Nas, a duet with Monica, and a posthumous appearance from Tupac.

Keyshia was nominated for two Grammy awards in 2007 for “Best Contemporary R&B Album” for “Just Like You” and “Best Rap-Sung Collaboration” for “Let it Go” (w/Missy Elliott and Lil’ Kim).

She has also received awards and or nominations from the American Music Awards, Music Choice Awards, NAACP Awards, BET Awards, Vibe Awards, and ASCAP Awards.

Born in 1981 in Oakland, California, Keyshia didn’t have it easy. The Cole’s adopted her after her mother Frankie, an addict at the time, could no longer take care of her. Twenty plus years later, she is still trying to put all of the pieces of the puzzle we call life together – discovering long lost siblings, mending the relationship with her mother who was recently released from jail and supporting her sister, Neffe, and her four children.

The road to riches wasn’t easy for Keyshia and still isn’t. Besides the release of a new album, new season of her BET reality show, touring and personal appearances, Keyshia is gearing up for the production of a movie based on her life. Be sure to catch her on BET every Tuesday night at 10PM.

Official Video: Keyshia Cole – ‘Playa Cardz Right’
Directed by Benny Boom

Keyshia Cole: Behind the Scenes of Playa Cardz Right | A Different Me In Stores December 16th

Keyshia Cole: Behind the Scenes of Playa Cardz Right | A Different Me In Stores December 16th

Check Out the Making of Keyshia Cole’s new video for “Playa Cardz Right”

Sneak Peek: Keyshia pays homage to Tupac in new video directed by Benny Boom.

The Making of “Playa Cardz Right”

“Playa Cardz Right” – Keyshia Cole featuring 2Pac

Full Stream w/ Voiceover

Keyshia’s third studio album, A Different Me, will be released on December 16, 2008. The lead single “Playa Cardz Right” features the late rapper 2Pac. Cole is currently filming the third season of her BET reality series, The Way It Is, which she confirmed is set to premiere in November of 2008. Cole cites singers Mary J. Blige, Allure and Brandy as her biggest influences.