Kimberley Michelle Pate is an American Singer, Lyricist and TV personality. She is known for her albums ‘Rebellious Soul’ and ‘Anybody wanna buy a heart?’. Now let’s have a close look at K. Michelle’s net worth in 2018.
K. Michelle Early Life
K. Michelle was born on 4th March 1982 in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from Overton High School and after that joined Florida A&M University on a music scholarship.
She took music lessons from Bob West Brook and learned to play piano and guitar and was quite adept at it in a short time. At the age of 18, she was crowned Freshman attendant of homecoming court in 2000.
She graduated from Florida A & M University with honours and was eligible to enter Law School, but she chose to pursue her career in music.
K. Michelle Career
K. Michelle started her music career with Jive records with whom she signed a contract in the year 2009. Her first song with the Jive records ‘Faking’ It’ became quite popular. It attracted urban audience due to its lyrics which had sexual overtones.
In 2010, K. Michelle released three more songs ‘falling’ ‘How many times’ and ‘I just can’t do this’. These songs were placed at no. 56,53 and 53 respectively on the US Hot R&B/Hip-hop songs chart.
In 2012, K. Michelle joined a reality show ‘Love & Hip-hop: Atlanta’. In this reality show she declared her intention to work in the show for two seasons only, and after that, she moved on to join ‘Love & Hip-hop: New York’ to bolster her musical career.
In 2013 her song ‘I Just wanna’ was released as a buzz single for her debut album. The lead single for this album was ‘VSOP’. It reached no. 27 on the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-hop songs Chart.
Her debut Studio Album ‘Rebellious Soul’ came out in 2013. It improved her ratings dramatically as a singer with the song placed at no. 2 on the US Top R&B Hip-hop album chart. By the end of 2014 ‘Rebellious Soul’ sold 260000 copies.
K. Michelle’s first musical tour was in 2013. Named ‘Rebellious soul’, she toured 19 cities starting from San Francisco and ending at Boston in December 2013. In January 2014 the single ‘Can’t raise a man’ was placed at no.23 on the Hot R&B Hip-hop songs chart.
She started her ‘Blurred line’ tour in 2014 in Atlanta. In March 2014 Michelle starred in her own TV show ‘K. Michelle: My life’. It depicted her interesting facets of life and her music career. Her Album ‘Anybody wanna buy a heart’ and its song ‘How do you know’ hit no.1 on the iTunes R&B chart and sold 5,00000 copies worldwide.
Her latest album ‘Kimberly: The people I used to know’ released in February 2017 has songs ‘Got me crazy’ and ‘Either way’.
Awards and achievements
In 2013 she won Soul Train Music Award-Best new artist for her work ‘Not a little bit’.
In 2014,2015 and 2016 she was nominated as ‘Best Female R&B/Pop Artist and Centric award for her work ‘Not a little bit’.
Her song ‘How do you know’ (2014) from the album ‘Anybody Wanna buy a heart?’ was number one song on the iTunes R&B chart.
Net Worth of K. Michelle
K. Michelle net worth is $1.5 million. Her earnings come from her songs, Albums, sponsorship, advertisements and endorsements. Her income is steady over the years, and she is expected to earn more in the years to come as her career follows a rising trend.
K. Michelle was a good singer and also a good student in her early years. She was eligible to pursue her career in law due to her good grades, but she chose to follow her ambition in music. Her steady rise in the music field shows her determination and will to succeed in a highly competitive world of music.
When asked “aren’t you afraid of competition?’ she had replied “I am a mermaid in an alternative universe and shouldn’t be compared to humans’. This shows her confidence in herself and her talent in music.