Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is

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  • 2006
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.9  (67)

Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is is a reality show that premiered on BET in 2006 starring R&B singer Keyshia Cole. The show documents Keyshia's personal and professional life as she navigates through the music industry and her relationships. In each episode, viewers get an inside look at Keyshia's life as she deals with the ups and downs of her career while also balancing her family and personal life. The series is set in her hometown of Oakland, California, where she grew up in a troubled household. She is shown in her studio, on tour, and at home with her loved ones.

During the show's first season, Keyshia is trying to break into the music industry and establish herself as a solo artist. She is shown recording her debut album "The Way It Is" and preparing for her first big tour. The show also focuses on her relationships with her mother Frankie and sister Neffe, who are both recovering drug addicts. Keyshia's strained relationship with her mother is a recurring theme on the show, as Frankie struggles to stay sober and be a positive influence in Keyshia's life.

As the series progresses, Keyshia's career takes off, and she becomes a successful recording artist. She collaborates with other artists, attends award shows, and tours the country performing her music. The show also introduces Keyshia's boyfriend, who is a music executive, and viewers get to see their relationship evolve over the course of the series.

Throughout the show, Keyshia deals with a number of personal and professional challenges. She faces criticism from the media and struggles to keep her family together amidst their ongoing personal battles. The series does not shy away from the darker aspects of Keyshia's life, including her own history with drug use and the difficulties of trying to maintain sobriety while surrounded by others who are still struggling.

Despite the challenges, Keyshia remains focused on her music and her family. She continues to work hard to achieve her goals and become a successful artist. Along the way, viewers get to see a more intimate side of Keyshia and her family, including moments of joy, laughter, and love.

In addition to Keyshia's personal story, the show also explores the realities of the music industry and the challenges that artists face. Viewers get to see behind-the-scenes footage of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, as well as the business side of the music industry.

Overall, Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is is a compelling and emotional reality show that offers an honest and authentic look into the life of a young artist trying to make it in the music industry while dealing with personal struggles. It is a must-watch for fans of Keyshia Cole and anyone interested in the reality of the music business.

Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (23 episodes). The series first aired on July 12, 2006.

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New Beginnings
10. New Beginnings
December 30, 2008
The season 3 finale finds Neffe in Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday.
Transition in Action
9. Transition in Action
December 30, 2008
Now that her new album is finished, Keyshia wants to spend time with her family. Neffe is surprised by Frankie in her final therapy session. Neffe meets with Bishop Eddie Long.
Full Circle
8. Full Circle
December 23, 2008
Keyshia makes a stop in a youth center to make a donation. Meanwhile, Neffe meets Haylen's father, Kevin, while she is in Oakland.
Nothing but the Blood
7. Nothing but the Blood
December 16, 2008
Neffe struggles with guilt from her past as she prepares for her son's baptism. Elsewhere, Keyshia is in Los Angeles to work on her album.
Learn From My Mistakes
6. Learn From My Mistakes
December 9, 2008
Keyshia takes her niece shopping, who is scared to attend private school. Later, Keyshia donates old clothes for charity and have fun at a water park.
Family Vacation
5. Family Vacation
December 2, 2008
Keyshia is headed to Trinidad for a concert and vacation and wants her family to come along.
By Faith We Strive
4. By Faith We Strive
November 25, 2008
In hopes of easing tensions between her mothers, Keyshia invites her foster parents to Atlanta.
Let's Go to Church
3. Let's Go to Church
November 18, 2008
Frankie and Yvonne want to confront the congregation at church. Elsewhere, Neffe is sure that Frankie has had a relapse.
Guilt-Ridden Moves
2. Guilt-Ridden Moves
November 11, 2008
Frankie feels the guilt of Keyshia being giuven up for adoption.
Life Coach
1. Life Coach
November 11, 2008
Season 3 begins with Keyshia working with a life coach. Meanwhile, a clash over the new living arrangements has Frankie and Neffe at odds.
Where to Watch Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is
Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is is available for streaming on the BET website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Keyshia Cole: The Way It Is on demand at Vudu.
  • Premiere Date
    July 12, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (67)