K. Michelle’s ‘Rebellious Soul’ Debuts at No. 2

K. Michelle

Pour out the V.S.O.P. K. Michelle is celebrating the success of her debut album Rebellious Soul, which enters at No. 2 this week.

The soulful set sold 72,000 copies in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and lands atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top R&B Albums charts.



The “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star also earns the highest debut on the Billboard 200 for a female R&B artist’s debut album since March 2011 when Marsha Ambrosius’ Late Nights & Early Mornings debuted at No. 2.

Meanwhile, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines falls 3-4 in its third week with 48,000 copies, while Jay Z’s Magna Carta… Holy Grail slides 4-6 (37,000).

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50 Comments

  1. slayoncé

    How can a local reality bitch thrive more in its first week sales than ciara especially with all the promo ci-error was doing.

    ciara should be ashamed.

    anyway the album is flawless.fav track:Pay my bills,hate on her,can’t raise a man and my life

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    Truth Reply:

    @slayoncé, Lmao i was just about to say that. Ciara couldnt even pull off those sales and K Michelle had wayyyyyyyy less promo. Plus its her debut album.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @Truth, K has been on tv every week for over a year you dumb bitch.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @slayoncé, Ashamed of what? She got 2 hit singles with 1 still thriving 5 months later. K. Michelle was on tv for over a year, she was getting promo before she even got her record deal. Sit down bitch, your shade is tired and it didnt work.

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    1000orNothin Reply:

    @Speechless, K. Michelle album was NOT promoted all year long! The cameras damn there wrecked her career. They didn’t focus on her music til the end of the show! Her album is FIRE!!!

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    Ant Reply:

    @slayoncé, why not go at Rihanna

    She lost more

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    tell'em Reply:

    @Ant, ummm Rihanna’s last album did over 200k the first week alone. Don’t put her in the convo with the bottom feeders.

    Congrats to k. michelle. great numbers considering no major promo. No week long on 106. Day time/Late night talk show performances. Video snippets, etc..lol

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    gonewitchaglassleg Reply:

    @slayoncé, I’m proud of her!!! That number will definitely keep her in music! But Rap-Up know they can lie! It’s not the highest debut since march because Ciara and Fantasia both debuted at #2..

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    Day-Day-DC Reply:

    @gonewitchaglassleg,and Fantasia’s #s was higher

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    JD Reply:

    @slayoncé, Lmao. Well said. I’m so proud of K. It’s a great album & I’m so glad people went out and brought it. It’s so hard to pick my favourite song. This is a triumph for R&B/Soul and real artists.

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  2. Shad

    Some of your FAVS only selling 58-68k first week!! And you let a young woman from a reality show out sale and put out a stronger album!! The girls are gagging I can tell!! Hope the other bitch who come out next week can produce a number 3

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    Ryder Reply:

    @Shad, You act like 72 is a HUGE difference. Have several seats. And you MUST be gay talkin about girls gagging and all that foolishness. No one is gagging. I think its great K is doing well.

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    Shad Reply:

    @Ryder, first of all what does my sexuality have to do with anything? I have had the joy and pleasure of interviewing Ms.K Michelle numerous of times when she has came home. I have been rocking and fighting for her so that people like you could listen to her. 72k in a time where R&B music really isn’t selling says a lot. The only chick who is selling is “Queen Bey”.

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  3. Truth

    Wow thats really good. K michelle had minimal promotion and managed to debut at #2 with that many sales big ups to her cause for your debut album thats not bad at all. VSOP is the R&B song of the year so far. She deserves a grammy for that track right there. Her album is great by the way.

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  4. Factual

    Wow and people said she would flop. 72,000 is very good considering this is her debut album and it came in at #2. She proved a lot of people wrong. Shes gonna be around for a long time. Congrats to her

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  5. LONG HAIR THICK RED BONE

    CIERROR SOLD THE LEAST OUT OF THE RNB DIVAS BUT PROMOTED THE MOST I DON’T GET IT

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    Speechless Reply:

    @LONG HAIR THICK RED BONE, Ciara sold more than R. Kelly’s last album bitch try again. The “cerror” jokes are so 2010.

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    ash Reply:

    @LONG HAIR THICK RED BONE, CIERROR omfg OKAY I AM DONEEEE

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  6. Meme

    Very very good. She’s not even on a major label nor did she have a hit single. Great job

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    K. Michelle Reply:

    @Meme, Atlantic is a major label dumbass

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    Truth Reply:

    @K. Michelle, lmao.

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    Fact Reply:

    @Meme, Shes actually signed to Warner Bros/Atlantic. Thats a major label

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  7. mon

    not bad vsop is one of the best r&b records of the year, Janell an Miguel Prime time is surely the best record of the year….now we gotta see how much tamar gone sell grabs my popcorn lol

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  8. parkerjonesj

    Fantasia landed at #2 and sold 92,000. No hate to K.Michelle, but it’s called fact checking .

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    Luvbey Reply:

    @parkerjonesj, but that wasn’t Fantasias debut album. Please read carefully.

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    kam Reply:

    @parkerjonesj, they are talking about debut albums.that was not Fantasia’s debut album

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    Fact Reply:

    @parkerjonesj, Fantasia was on her fourth album though. k Michelle is on her 1st album.

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    Day-Day-DC Reply:

    @Fact, Fantasia 1st album sold higher numbers, everybody was selling more then tho.

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  9. Luvbey

    So lets see; Keyshia, Fantasia, Kelly, Brandy and now K Michelle have all outsold Ciara? Sad times man, sad times….

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  10. freshed

    why people gotta shit on ciara tho? Them “singers” might have out sold her first week but these same people who throw the hate would be the first on a post about ciara’s next 2 upcoming singles, who also didnt purchase the CIARA album.
    You also know what the difference is. people check for ciara on a consistent basis. You cant say that for them other artist. No hate but this post was about kmichelle, the artist who’s songs i thumb down on pandora or iheartradio.

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    poe Reply:

    @freshed, right~!

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  11. thedon

    K. Michelle sold more than Ciara and Eve

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  12. DIORBLANCO

    AT SLAYONCE …..YOUR AN IDIOT IF YOU PAYED ANY REAL ATTENTION TO THE CHARTS YOU WOULD KNOW THAT CIARA CAME IN #2 BEHIND JAY Z ….YOU PEOPLE KILL ME ALL YOU DO IS SIT BACK ALL DAY AND LOOK AT POST TO HATE ON. IN ALL REALITY #2 OR #102 SHE STILL MADE MORE MONEY THAN YOU JUST DID SITTING AT YOUR COMPUTER SCREEN TYPING ABOUT HER. SO THANKS FOR MAINTAINING HER FAME DUMB@$%.

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    Fact Reply:

    @DIORBLANCO, Well that wouldnt apply to me because i make 120k a year. how much do you make bitch?

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  13. Girl Bye

    didnt brandy sell 77,000 for two eleven?

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  14. Tonya

    Go K! She barely even promoted outside of LHHATL.

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  15. K.MichelleFANfromNOW

    This is a great success nowadays… debut album, lil’ promo.. just wow. And album’s really good!!!

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  16. Collard Green Bootie

    Still a flop, but a better flop than Ciara’s flop ass.

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  17. Ivan

    I miss the days when R&B singers with quality albums said upwards of 150K in the first week. But, whatever. Congrats, it’s a good album. She is very talented but her attitude is jacked the fuck up.

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  18. Luke

    Solid album, deserved success.

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  19. TRP

    It would of sold more if the label would of pushed out more units. A lot of stores, and even Amazon sold out of stock. They had to reorder towards the end of the week.

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  20. gonewitchaglassleg

    I’m proud of her!!! That number will definitely keep her in music! But Rap-Up know they can lie! It’s not the highest debut since march because Ciara and Fantasia both debuted at #2..

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  21. JD

    It’s a great album and deserves the success. Her voice in undeniable

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  22. noshade

    Id rather sell 58k with a hit like body party and im out than 72k with no hits…in the end non will go plat, But ciara will have the only certifications Which will cme from body party and im out!

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  23. Kyle

    Well deserved! This really is a great R&B album. She literally sang the SHIT out of “Sometimes”…that song gives me chills when I listen to it! I also really like “Ride Out,” “Damn” and “Pay My Bills.”

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  26. bibi93

    Great

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  27. MISS TRINA

    Reading is fundamental, some of you guys lack that. Some of you don’t even do research before you comment. 1. She was already singing 4 a while but due 2 her past she left that label. 2. R kelly is her mentor, so expect to see great things from her beautiful voice. 3. She been on t.v for 2years & not exactly her best side. Be happy she doing welk & stop comparing. Ciara *whom i love* Has been struggling recently, there is a reason she was dropped from her label. I wish the best

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  28. Beybrave

    I’m proud of K because the music spoke for it itself. I hope she gets a grammy nom for V.S.O.P

    As for her haters, take several seats.

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