R&B singer Keyshia Cole is officially “mixed race,” and she’s VERY happy about it. MTO News has confirmed that yesterday Keyshia got her 23 and Me results back, and they show that she has Black, Asian and White ancestry.
Keyshia wrote on IG:
Wow! Is all I will say. So happy I found this out. What are you guys thoughts????? So regardless of who my father is, I kno where I come from. #Gang 😎 I knew these flaps over my eyes was different… all these years I wanted to kno what I was mixed with to get to kno myself a little more.
According to her results, Keyshia is less than 50% Black. She’s about a quarter Asian and a quarter White.
She posted the results:
Keyshia is a singer, songwriter and television personality. Her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of 12, and later met rapper Tupac Shakur. At the age of 15, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. She released her debut album, The Way It Is (2005), which spawned five singles: “Never”, “I Changed My Mind”, “(I Just Want It) To Be Over”, “I Should Have Cheated”, and “Love”. It was certified gold within 17 weeks, and then platinum just eight weeks later. The album stayed on the charts for over a year, selling over 1.6 million copies.
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After A&M folded, Cole released her second album Just Like You (2007) under Geffen Records, and the album debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 50th Grammy Awards. The album has been certified platinum in sales by the Recording Industry Association of America, and has sold 1.7 million copies in the US.
A Different Me is Cole’s third album, released in 2008.[ The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 with first week sales of 322,000, the highest of Cole’s career. The album has been certified platinum by the RIAA.
Calling All Hearts is Cole’s fourth album, released in 2010. The album debuted and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 129,000. The album has sold 400,000 copies in the US as of November 2012. Cole’s fifth album Woman to Woman (2012) debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 96,000, lower than her last effort. The album has sold 329,000 copies in the US as of September 2013.