A Different Me is Cole's third album, released in 2008.
The album debuted and peaked at number nine on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 129,000.
She released her debut album, The Way It Is (2005), which spawned five singles: "Never", "I Changed My Mind", "(I Just Want It) To Be Over", "I Should Have Cheated", and "Love".
It was certified gold within 17 weeks, and then platinum just eight weeks later.
In 2002, she was introduced to A&M Records A&R Ron Fair.
After listening to an unfinished version of her single "Love", which would eventually become her first platinum single, he signed her and began mentoring her.
The album has sold 400,000 copies in the US as of November 2012.
Cole's fifth album Woman to Woman (2012) debuted at number 10 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 96,000, lower than her last effort.
The album has sold 329,000 copies in the US as of September 2013.
Cole's sixth album Point of No Return (2014) was released on October 7, 2014, and had unsuccessful sales, selling less than 45,000 copies and being Cole's lowest-selling album to date.
The album stayed on the charts for over a year, selling over 1.6 million copies.
Cole released her second album Just like You (2007), and the album debuted and peaked at number two on the Billboard 200.
Her second reality show, Family First premiered on October 9, 2012.