Keyshia Myeshia Cole (born October 15, 1981) better known as Keyshia Cole is an American R&B singer, songwriter, and television personality. She was born in Oakland, California. Her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of 12, and later met rapper 2pac. At the age of 18, she moved to Los Angeles and was later introduced to A&M Records. In 2005, she released her debut album The Way It Is. It sold over 1.6 million copies and spawned the hit singles I Changed My Mind, I Should Have Cheated, and Love.