In comparison to 2005's The Way It Is and 2007's Just Like You, Cole says her latest set explores some new territory.
"The first two albums were more ... painful," Keyshia tells Billboard. "It's a different me this time: a young woman who's still growing and finding myself, exploring life through different routes musically and in other areas. I wrote more about other people's situations than my own. I'm moving forward."
"A Different Me" features Cole collaborations with Polow Da Don, the Runners, Neffu, Kwame, Orthodox and Ransom and the Trackmasters, as well as a duet with friend and fellow singer Monica and a cover of the R. Kelly hit "Honey Love."
"When I hear something, I hear it -- it doesn't take me three, four, five times to hear a song and say, 'OK, let's write,'" Cole says about her songwriting process. "If I don't write to it right off the bat, it's not working."
Cole is currently in the process of developing a movie based on her life as part of a 360 deal she has with Interscope. A screenwriter has been hired to go on the road with the artist in 2009 to begin developing the script.
Yikes! I feel for that screenwriter. Keyshia has that hard earned DIVA reputation for a reason. It might be tough trying to write around that!
How many of y'all would be interested in a Keyshia Cole biopic? And what is really left to tell now that we've seen her family spill their guts on BET?
Beyonce, Solange Knowles, Alicia Keys and Mariah Carey were among the artists present at the World Music Awards in Monte Carlo this weekend.
This time around Bey performed "Single Ladies." Even though I think she's trying to channel Michael Jackson with this outfit (sparkly leggings? military inspired vest? futuristic glove?) I actually love this one.
Bey also accepted an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts. I like the long crimped look on her.
Rihanna had a dizzy spell onstage with Chris Brown in Sydney, Australia last week and of course World Star Hip Hop has the video. You can't really see anything because she leaves the stage rather than collapse under the lights. Apparently she got a little sick from being in a harness suspended over the stage, but has since made a full recovery.
3LW and Cheetah Girl member Adrienne Bailon is definitely one of the Kardashian clan. Risque pictures of the singer, who is currently dating Kim Kardashian's brother Robert, have surfaced online after her laptop was taken at JFK last month and later returned.
Camera phones and webcams are nothing but trouble, I tell ya! I'm posting a sorta censored version of one of the pics, the other one features her bare butt, so sorry but you can't see that on this site!
That's it for now...