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First Week Sales Projections for K. Michelle’s New Album Revealed

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By: Taren Vaughan

K Michelle album sales projected for first week? After going through a rocky time with Jive Records, K. Michelle made it clear that she was bound and determined to find success with her music career. As one of the biggest stars of VH1’s hit reality TV show “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” K. Michelle was able to gain a number of fans, sell out shows across the country and nab a new record deal with Warner Bros. while being apart of the show. K. Michelle’s fiery personality has gotten her caught up in some drama with a few of her cast mates but it happens to be one of the things K.’s fans love about her. And it often carries over to her music as K. Michelle is not one to hold back her feelings in her songs either.

Although K. Michelle’s beef with Tamar Braxton recently started brewing again, K. Michelle is still on cloud 9 right now as her debut album “Rebellious Soul” hit stores earlier this week on Tuesday. Many people were wondering what kind of numbers K. Michelle would be able to pull in with her album, even though K. doesn’t seem to be too worried about sales at all. According to a report from Billboard, K.’s new album is on track to sell about 65,000 copies in its first week:

R&B singer K. Michelle (of VH1’s reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta”) will likely debut in the top 10 with her first album, “Rebellious Soul.” The album might sell around 65,000.




  1. Gabriella

    August 15, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    That’s good start in my opinion. I haven’t heard her album yet but I’m anxious to listen to it. Congrats K!!

  2. Anonymous

    August 15, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Sounds about right. Kelly did the same numbers. Poor R&B.

  3. Barbee

    August 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Not bad! Love her single!

  4. Oprah's Wig

    August 15, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Considering she’s a new artist and only has reality TV fame, I’d say not bad at all.

  5. Anonymous

    August 15, 2013 at 8:21 pm


  6. Jamaica

    August 15, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    That’s it?! Her shows get sold out all the time! I hope she sells way more than this.

  7. Erica

    August 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Hmm…this isn’t bad. She may even sell more since her presales are going through the roof.

  8. WhatWhat

    August 15, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    In this economy, almost 70,000 the first week in R&B is good. And she’ll most likely do a little more.

  9. Anonymous

    August 15, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I think she will pull in 100k. She’s going to shock people. Love her!

    • O-La

      August 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      *side eye*

  10. Queen

    August 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    It’s a good start and with her going on tour soon it can end up being a solid album. Happy for her.

  11. Henna

    August 15, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    Now yall know if Ciara pulled these same numbers yall would call it a flop. I still love yall tho. lol

    • Troll

      August 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      But K. Michelle didn’t have as big as a single and she’s a reality tv star and this is her first album. Ciara was a big star and could only bring in 57k. No comparison.

      • Barbee

        August 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm


      • Gabriella

        August 15, 2013 at 8:36 pm

        Co-sign! Ciara had 2 platinum albums before and is a worldwide name. Kmichelle is really only known for LHH and this is her first album do the math.

    • Nicole

      August 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm

      Where the heck have you been?!

    • Navy

      August 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

      LOL Truth!!!! They have their favorites around here!

  12. Moe

    August 15, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    These are good numbers for an R&B album.

    • Lydia

      August 15, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Exactly. She may even pull in more than Kelly. #shrugs

  13. Ratchet Queen

    August 15, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Not bad at all.

  14. Lay Lay

    August 15, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I think I’m going to get this album. I actually like what I’ve heard so far.

  15. Veronica

    August 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Good for her. She may go gold.

  16. Anonymous

    August 15, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    You mean to tell me after all that BS she did on that trashy show this is the best she could do?

  17. Lawuan

    August 15, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    This is a shame that 65,000 is being considered good! What happen to the good old days like Destiny’s Child going platinum in their first week? Michael Jackson and Toni Braxton selling over 20 million copies. Is Beyoncé the only R&B artist out now that can sell multiplatinum R&B albums? No shade4 to K. Michelle this is really to address the whole genre of music and everybody in it.

    • D. Val

      August 16, 2013 at 12:20 am

      I agree. In this case tho I don’t think it’s so much that 65,000 is “good,” but rather it’s “good for her.” I’m thinking that because K. Michelle pretty much started off as a reality star (despite her career prior to the domestic fiasco), it’s good considering her beginnings. Someone earlier in the post quoted that Kelly did the same numbers. When you compare the two? To say that K. Michelle has the potential to sell equal if not more than an artist that has been part of a platinum selling group and a solo artist for years with multiple albums? I’d say that is good…. Artists don’t make music like they used to, and people don’t buy albums like they used to.

    • Gabriella

      August 16, 2013 at 9:48 am

      But albums aren’t selling like they use to mainly because of illegal downloads and how the internet has evolved you can practically get albums for free. It’s only a couple of artist that can still sell real big. Then you have to look at r&b is not really selling nowadays the last r&b female albums that came out all were below 100,000 units. Brandy,Kelly Rowland,Ciara and these are known names.

      • D. Val

        August 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

        Agreed. And no disrespect, but all those female artists named (maybe with the exception of Brandy) are subpar in my opinion…… They’re “known” but their talent is questionable and inconsistent.

  18. something2say

    August 15, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I was hoping she would do better….on another note, what is up with all of that “extra” behind her? I wish women did not feel they had to overdo things….she should believe she is enough all by herself. Good luck to her either way…..

  19. Diamond

    August 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Flop! Flop! Flop! Not good! No excuses! Just because you can sing doesn’t mean you will do numbers in the music industry.

    • Diamond

      August 16, 2013 at 10:10 am

      Tamar Braxton wasn’t a big star either. She’s known from reality show. She hit #1 on charts with love and war. ( in my Tamar voice) take several seats k.

      • Sparkle

        August 23, 2013 at 9:33 am

        Tell Tamar to sing live, NOT

  20. nyc girl

    August 16, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    K is on her come back and all the haters out there when’s your new album dropping ??? lol lol thought sooo

  21. A&Rfanatic

    November 5, 2013 at 10:10 am

    Decent numbers. But coming from someone whose been inside the biz for a couple decades, I say you must take any type of promotion (LHH) as an added advantage not an after thought.

    She is a lackluster artist and any investor (label) must ask the question will she stay relevant after she leaves the show? I personally don’t think she has the “it” factor. There are millions of girls with big a-ses that can sing. Her main appeal has been fans voyeuristic need for drama…and she delivered.

    Now she wants to be seen as level headed and respected for her art but that remains to be seen especially when she never really has anything to say other than how she is ducking from the very thing that has made her famous… Drama

    I believe at the end of it all fans will realize there is not much substance to this artist at all.

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