K. Michelle is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, guitarist, record producer, and reality TV star.
K Michelle Bio, Wiki, Quick Facts
Michelle was born in Memphis Tennessee. In K Michelle’s college yearbook, her age was reported as 18 as at late 2000. This would put her birth year at 1982. However, in 2005, Source Magazine reported her age as 31, which puts 1984 as her birth year. Complicating the age thing a little even more, AllMusic’s biography of K Michelle gives her birth year as 1986.
This discrepancy of K Michelle’s birth year has been in debate for such a long time, and with her silence on the age issue, there seems not to be any clear and absolute year to point to as her year of birth.
While growing up, she learned to play the guitar and piano and also took voice lessons from Bob Westbrook who also worked with Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake. After winning a scholarship in high school for yodeling, she headed to the Florida A&M University to study music.
K Michelle Net Worth
K Michelle’s net worth currently stands at $800,000. In 2009 she gained popularity after signing with Jive records. Under the label, she released her first single “Fakin It” featuring rapper Missy Elliot which topped the R&B charts. The three singles that followed also appeared on the charts. She also released several mixtapes including “What’s the 901?” (2010) a tribute to Mary J. Blige. She gained more popularity working on R. Kelly’s album “Love Letters”.
She signed with Atlantic records in 2013 and released her debut studio album “Rebellious Soul” which debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts, the album received many positive reviews and sold over 260,000 copies as of 2014.
Michelle released her second album, “Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart?” in 2014, it debuted at #6 on Billboard 200. Some successful singles from the album include: “Love Em All” and “Maybe I Should Call”. The album sold 87,000 copies within the first week of release. Her first and second album has so far sold 500,000 copies. Michele’s third album titled “More Issues Than Vogue” was released in March 2016, she has released about three singles from the album.
K Michelle Son and Family Life
In 2004, K Michelle had a baby boy. The media has it that she had to take a break from college to go give birth, before returning shortly afterward to finish college. However, the father of her child went ahead to marry one of K Michelle’s sorority sisters in the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in the Florida A&M University. She pledged in the Beta Alpha chapter in the Fall of 2001.
K Michelle has successfully kept her personal life private, but for all we know, she is married. Her husband’s name is Dr. Kastan Sims, and they are going strong every day.
Dr. Kastan Sims is a dentist from K Michelle’s hometown of Memphis, and they reportedly started their relationships sometime in 2016. They got married in a private wedding, and even have a child together.
In 2012, after leaving Jive records Michelle appeared on VH1 reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” which thrust her further into the limelight. She made $50, 000 in the show’s first season and $200,000 in the second. After the second season, she moved to New York to join “Love& Hip Hop New York” with the aim of improving its ratings. In 2014, she began starring in her own spin-off of “Love & Hip Hop” titled “K. Michelle: My Life”. The show is basically the chronicle of her life after leaving “Love & Hip Hop”, her music career and her relationship with family and friends.
Michelle has an endorsement deal with Jack Daniels, she is the first African-American to endorse the brand. She is also working on producing her own drink which will be available soon.