Keyshia Cole Announces New Album During Show

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 17: Keyshia Cole attends the 2019 Soul Train Awards at the Orleans Arena on November 17, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)

Keyshia Cole brought excitement to her fans during a recent show in Los Angeles. Amidst heartfelt gratitude for her supporters and a tribute to her late mother, Frankie Lons, Cole dropped a bombshell announcement: her eighth studio album is in the works.

“I wanna say I appreciate you. If you ever bought an album,” she shared emotionally, holding back tears. “Album eight right now on the way. I wanna give a shout-out to my mom Frankie. If you watched the reality show, if you watched her… I just wanna say thank you. You helped change my life. Thank you.”

Musical Journey Amidst Tragedy for Keyshia Cole

Cole’s revelation took place during her performance on “The Love Hard Tour” at the Peacock Theater. Her tears flowed as she expressed her gratitude, marking a poignant moment for both Cole and her fans.

The announcement holds significance beyond just new music. It marks a milestone in Cole’s journey, particularly since her last album release in 2017, titled 11:11 Reset. This forthcoming project will be her first full-length endeavor since her mother’s passing in July 2021 due to an accidental overdose.

“It’s significant to the ‘Angel Number.’ 11:11 represents being aligned spiritually with your destiny,” Cole explained in a previous interview with VIBE. “Sometimes when you see [11:11] you’re supposed to pay attention to what you’re thinking at that time and what your focus is. I found out that I was born at 11:11 after I named the album that.”

Cole’s emotional connection to her music is evident, as seen in the 2023 biopic Keyshia Cole: This Is My Story, where she delves into the complexities of her relationship with her mother and its influence on her musical journey.

In addition to the album announcement, Cole’s recent show also featured memorable moments. She invited Jaheim on stage for a performance of “I’ve Changed” and welcomed O.T. Genasis, who publicly apologized for covering her song “Love” without permission.

With anticipation building for her upcoming album, fans eagerly await to see what Keyshia Cole has in store for her next musical chapter.