|Single by Keyshia Cole|
|from the album Just Like You|
|Released||March 2, 2008|
|Songwriter(s)||Keyshia Cole, Jason Farmer, Alex Francis, Lamont Wilson|
|Producer(s)||Alex Francis for the Ghostwriters and Jason "JVibe" Farmer|
|Keyshia Cole singles chronology|
Heaven Sent is an R&B song by American singer-songwriter Keyshia Cole. It is the fourth and final single from Keyshia Cole's second album Just Like You. This acoustic ballad was written by Alex Francis, Jason Farmer and Keyshia Cole. "Heaven Sent" was the third No. 1 for Cole on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song's video was shot in Hawaii and is based on the "Footprints" poem. The Leona Lewis song "Footprints In The Sand" is based on the same piece. The song also earned Cole two Grammy nominations for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and Best R&B Song.
The music video premiered on March 27, 2008, on Yahoo! Music and BET's Access Granted. The video peaked at number 1 on May 8, 2008, on BET's 106 & Park. The music video was directed by Benny Boom and was shot in Oahu, Hawaii and it features her alone in the video and she is singing on a beach and in a jungle setting also by a waterfall. The beach scene resembles the poem "Footprints". The music video also has panoramic views of a farm with horses and a barn.
"Heaven Sent" is Keyshia Cole's third number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs from Just Like You. It peaked at number one for nine consecutive weeks. It charted on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart for 55 weeks. On the Billboard Hot 100, it has peaked at number 28.
Use in popular culture
This song was used at the beginning and the end of the episode "Fool Me Twice... I'm The Damn Fool" of The Game on October 29, 2007.
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