Kimberly Michelle Pate (born March 4, 1984), who uses the stage name, K. Michelle, is an American singer-songwriter and musician. She was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. K. Michelle is well known for appearing in the first two seasons of "Love & Hip Hop". She became famous through her songs "V.S.O.P.", which managed to peak at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100. Her first album, Rebellious Soul, was a commercial success, debuting at number two on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. There were three other successful singles from the album: "Can't Raise a Man", "I Don't Like Me" and "A Mother's Prayer". K. Michelle later appeared in a musical film called Rebellious Soul: The Musical. She was featured on rapper Lil Boosie's remix of his single "Show The World".
At the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards, K. Michelle won the award for Best New Artist. On March 5, 2016, she released the lead single from her second major-label album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, titled "Love 'Em All". At the 2013 Soul Train Music Awards, K. Michelle won the award for Best New Artist. On March 5, 2016, she released the lead single from her second major-label album, Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?, titled "Love 'Em All". "Maybe I Should Call" was released on November 3, 2014 as the second single from the album. She has also released two other albums, "More Issues Than Vogue" in 2016 and "Kimberly: The People I Used to Know" in 2017.
In 2017, she became engaged to dentist Kastan Sims, who appeared in her reality television series K. Michelle: My Life, after dating since 2016. In 2018, she released the single "Save Me" and announced that she was working on a new album.
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