On November 9, 2004, Cole released her first single from The Way It Is entitled "I Changed My Mind" featuring Kanye West.The radio remix, featuring rapper Shyne reached #71 in the US.To promote the album and single, Cole embarked on her very first headlining tour, A Different Me Tour in summer 2009.Throughout this time, Cole was featured as the cover artist on several magazines such as the March 2009 issue of Vibe, Word Up!Keyshia Cole (born October 15, 1981) is an American singer–songwriter, record producer, businesswoman, and television personality.She was born in Oakland, California, and her career began when she met MC Hammer at the age of twelve and later met rapper Tupac Shakur.The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 281,000 copies in its first week. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from Just Like You. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart for 55 weeks.After four months of release, the album was certified platinum by the RIAA, just like her debut, and has gone to sell 1.7 million copies in the US alone. The album's final single Heaven Sent, followed in the previous singles success. It peaked at number one for nine consecutive weeks. On the Billboard Hot 100, it has peaked at number 28.
It has been certified platinum by the RIAA and is regarded as Cole's "breakthrough single". She was featured on the single "Last Night" by Diddy from his album Press Play which also ended up being on her second LP.Cole moved to Los Angeles at 18 to pursue a music career.