K. Michelle

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Kimberly Michelle Pate (born March 4, 1984), better known by her stage name K. Michelle, is an American recording artist, pianist, guitarist and songwriter. She was noted in 2009 when she was signed to Jive Records and released the R&B charting single "Fakin' It" (featuring Missy Elliott). She later went on to release three follow-up R&B charting singles: "Fallin'", "I Just Can't Do This", and "How Many Times" before leaving Jive Records. In the summer of 2012, K. Michelle garnered further attention by appearing in the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. Following her appearance on the show, she landed a contract deal with Atlantic Records. She released her long-delayed debut album Rebellious Soul on August 13, 2013. The album saw commercial success, debuting at number two on the Billboard 200 and number one on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. K. Michelle's "The Rebellious Soul Musical" directed by Golden Globe winner Idris Elba debuted on VH1 on August 19, 2014.

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