Keyshia Cole for Miss Jamaica Universe


keyshia_cole_edit.jpgKeyshia Cole will gracing the stage at the Miss Jamaica Universe Coronation show, come April 12, at the National Indoor Sports Arena, Kingston, Jamaica. Her fans will get to see her doing some of her chart topping hits such as 'I Should Have Cheated,' 'Love' and 'I Remember.'

Keyshia Cole is the real deal. Like many young people raised in a tough neighborhood, the 26-year-old songstress endured a tumultuous childhood in Oakland, California, and has fought all her life to keep her dream of a music career alive. Now she's realizing that dream on her own terms with her first album for the A&M label, The Way It Is. It's been a long road for Keyshia, but it's her powerful voice a bell-like instrument whose soaring clarity is topped off with a tantalizing touch of soulful grit that's carried her through, not to mention the diminutive singer's personal combination of sugar, spice, sass and sex appeal, along with a solid-steel spine.

Keyshia's talent, personality, and faith have won her fans and supporters within the notoriously picky entertainment industry since she was a young girl. While still a pre-teen she convinced then-superstar MC Hammer that he should put her on, and she even got a chance to do some recording with the rap star before she was 12 years old. She also scored sessions singing hooks with other Bay Area artists, including Messy Marv's "Nubian Queen" remix, which was a regional hit for the rapper, and with Tony Toni Tone's Dwayne Wiggins, who featured her on his soundtrack for the indie film Me & Mrs. Jones.

Already there is a big buzz surrounding her performance at the pageant and we all know can expect a lot of excitement from this R&B singer.