Keyshia Cole Surprises Middle Schoolers With “Love” Performance During Recital

The Grammy-nominated singer performed with students at the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta.

Keyshia Cole loves the kids.

The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter made a surprise visit to the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta, and she performed one of her signature songs.

In a video that surfaced on social media over the weekend, students were already performing “Love” and Ron Clark, founder of the institution, interrupted the singing, catching everyone off guard.

 "No, no. You're not doing it right," Clark said. "You gotta do it better, buddy. I want more depth, more heart, more soul, I want more Keyshia Cole. Sing it like this."

The students were stunned when Cole walked out from behind the staircase on stage and as they sang along. Donning an all-red hoodie and matching sweatpants, she passed the mic to students as they all sang together.

"Love" has gained increased popularity with the Gen-Z crowd after finding its way on TikTok. In San Jose, students at Herman Middle School were captured by DJ Brotha Reese as the students sang the chorus.

Originally released in 2006, Cole, wrote “Love”  along with Greg Curtis, for her debut album, The Way It Is

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“Love” peaked at number 19 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and number three on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and was eventually certified platinum.

Currently, Cole is performing “Love” live across the country as she headlines the “Love Hard” Tour with Trey Songz, Jaheim, & K. Michelle.


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