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December 17, 2014 15:42 ET

K. Michelle's Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? Debuts at #1 on iTunes R&B/Soul Album Chart; #2 on Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Chart; #6 on Billboard Top 200; Top Female R&B Debut of 2014

Stellar Reviews From Billboard "Best R&B Album Of 2014," New York Times, Washington Post, Complex & More

Continues Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart? Promo With Upcoming Shows in Dallas, NYC, Charleston, Charlotte & St. Louis

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Dec 17, 2014) -  Coming off the smash season finale of her hit VH1 show "K. Michelle: My Life," singer/songwriter K. Michelle debuts at the #1 spot on the iTunes' Top R&B/Soul Album chart, #2 spot on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart with her sophomore album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?. The album, released last week on December 9th, debuted #6 on the Billboard Top 200, making this the top debut of 2014 for a female R&B artist.

Following the release of singles "Maybe I Should Call," "Love 'Em All," and "Something About The Night," the album garnered countless reviews across the country. Billboard named the album one of 2014's Best R&B records, while Complex proclaimed, "K. Michelle is leaps and bounds ahead of many of her peers." In regards to the standout track "Drake Would Love Me," USA Today said the record is a "anthemic big-stadium R&B ballad" and the New York Times stated that the song is "great clickbait soul."

During the week of release for Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart?, K. Michelle gave a striking performance on "Wendy Williams" along with an interview with Wendy regarding the album and her relationships. Additionally, K. Michelle sold out the Apollo Theater for her first headline show at the storied venue, performing tracks off the new album and fan favorites from Rebellious Soul. As she continues her album tour, K. Michelle will touch down in Dallas, New York City, Charleston, Charlotte and St. Louis before the holidays.

On top of releasing her second solo album in just a year's time, K. Michelle's show "K. Michelle: My Life" just wrapped an impressive first season on VH1. Airing on Mondays at 9PM EST, during the highly competitive Monday night primetime television timeframe, the show has pulled in as many as 2.2 million viewers, with a stronghold of the key 18-49 demographic. View previous episodes of the show here:

Known to millions as a cast member on the hit VH1 series, "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta," K. Michelle earned acclaim for this summer's full-length "hip-hopera," "K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul - The Musical." The VH1 film -- directed by Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) -- includes explosive, theatrical, and deeply moving renditions of such hit singles as "V.S.O.P.," "Damn," and "Can't Raise A Man" alongside other "REBELLIOUS SOUL" favorites. Atlantic's "K. MICHELLE: REBELLIOUS SOUL - THE MUSICAL SOUNDTRACK" is available now at all leading DSPs. For clips, videos, and additional information, please log on to

"REBELLIOUS SOUL" made a stunning #1 debut atop Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart upon its release earlier last summer. Furthermore, the album entered the overall SoundScan/Billboard 200 at #2 -- the highest debut on the main chart for a female R&B singer's first album since March 2001. In addition to its massive popular success, "REBELLIOUS SOUL" has also received widespread critical applause, with the New York Times hailing it as a "milestone... it has the confidence of survival." Vibe praised Michelle's "triumphant vocals," singling out "V.S.O.P." as "energetic and infectious... (the album's) shining star." "REBELLIOUS SOUL" further proved an international sensation, with the UK's The Guardian awarding it four-out-of-five stars, calling it "dramatic and raw... the emergence of a vital voice."

K. Michelle was also among 2013's most honored artists, including such prestigious prizes as Soul Train Awards' "Best New Artist" and the NAACP Image Awards' "Outstanding New Artist." An electrifying and charismatic live performer, K. spent much of the past year on the road, highlighted by "BET Music Matters Presents The Rebellious Soul Tour with K. Michelle," presented by BET's "Music Matters," the network's influential campaign highlighting the next generation of superstars. In addition, the gifted R&B star accompanied Robin Thicke as special guest on 2014's blockbuster "Blurred Lines Tour."

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