Never (Keyshia Cole song)

"Never" is the debut solo single by American singer Keyshia Cole. Co-written by Cole and rapper Eve, it was produced by Errol "E-Poppi" McCalla, Jr. and Ron Fair. The uptempo track samples from the 1981 hit "Never Too Much" by American singer Luther Vandross. Due to the inclusion of the sample, Vandross is also credited as a songwriter. "Never" was first featured on the soundtrack to Kevin Rodney Sullivan's comedy film Barbershop 2: Back in Business (2004) and was later also included on Cole's debut album The Way It Is (2005).

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Single by Keyshia Cole featuring Eve
from the album Barbershop 2: Back in Business
ReleasedMarch 23, 2004
Keyshia Cole singles chronology
"Let's Get Blown"

The song was one out of three songs from the Barbershop 2: Back in Business soundtrack that were issued as a single. Released as Cole's debut single through A&M Records in March 2004, "Never" managed to appear on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, peaking at number seventy-one.[1]

Track listingsEdit

Digital single[2]
1."Never" (radio version featuring Eve)4:03
2."Never" (instrumental)4:04

Credits and personnelEdit

Credits adapted from the liner notes of The Way It Is.[3]

  • Shannon Braxton – recording engineer
  • Keyshia Cole – vocals, writer
  • Ron Fair – producer
  • Tal Hertzberg – recording engineer
  • Eve Jeffers – vocals, writer
  • Errol "E-Poppi" McCalla Jr. – producer
  • Dave Pensado – mixing engineer
  • Luther Vandross – writer (sample)


Chart performance for "Never"
Chart (2004) Peak
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[1] 71


  1. ^ a b "Keyshia Cole Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved October 10, 2010.
  2. ^ "Never – Single". Napster (US). Retrieved August 4, 2021.
  3. ^ The Way It Is (Media notes). Keyshia Cole. A&M Records. 2005.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)

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