K. Michelle

Dec
20
Video: K. Michelle – ‘Christmas Night’

Christmas Night

It will be a blue Christmas for K. Michelle. The Memphis songstress sings about lost love in the live performance video for her holiday single “Christmas Night,” which premiered on “106 & Park.”

“Everybody isn’t always happy on Christmas,” she said. “Some people, they reminisce on the loved ones that they lost. Some people reminisce on things they never got for Christmas.”

The song is available on iTunes as part of her two-song holiday bundle, which also includes a cover of “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

During her appearance on “106,” K also announced that she will join Robin Thicke on his North American tour, starting February 21 in Atlanta.

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Dec
12
K. Michelle ‘Hurt’ by Grammy Snub

K. Michelle

K. Michelle returned home to VH1 for a performance and interview on Thursday. Rocking a new short hairdo, the “Love & Hip-Hop” star sat down with Carrie Keagan on “Big Morning Buzz Live” to discuss her dating life and snub at the Grammys. When nominations were announced earlier this month, the R&B singer was shut out of all categories.

“The line was too long at Western Union. I was doing a little Christmas shopping, so I didn’t make it,” she said. “But people are entitled to their opinion. This is my first album. I’m a new artist, not a self-proclaimed new artist, really a new artist. So with that being said, I just feel like there’s a lot of time for it.”

While she admits to being disappointed, she is using it as motivation. “I was a little hurt, but I truly feel like with my gift and my ability to write songs that touch people, that there’s always next year. That’s what we’ll aim for. We’ll just work even harder.”

The star of VH1′s upcoming show “No New Friends” has been dating, but she’s not so quick to give up the goods. “It’s gonna take a special man,” said K, who recently bought a house in New York. “I just don’t want to give all my goodies away to undeserving creatures.”

She also shared a tip for the ladies. “Apple cider vinegar works,” she said. “They say it’s supposed to tighten it and make it friendly.”

She didn’t leave without performing her new single “Can’t Raise a Man” off her album Rebellious Soul.

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Dec
2
Jennifer Hudson, Tamar Braxton, K. Michelle, & Wale Perform at Soul Train Awards

K. Michelle

There were tears, tributes, and plenty of thrills when the Soul Train Awards 2013 aired last night on BET and Centric. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, this year’s show paid homage to the soul soundtrack of the ’90s, with performances from today’s brightest stars and the legends before them.

Jennifer Hudson kicked off the two-and-a-half hour show at Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena with her new single “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel),” accompanied by Evelyn “Champagne” King, Chaka Khan, and T.I.

An emotional Tamar Braxton picked up two awards for Best R&B/Soul Female Artist and the Ashford and Simpson Songwriter’s Award and later performed a medley including “Love and War,” “The One,” and “All the Way Home.”

Best New Artist winner K. Michelle delivered a very special performance of “Can’t Raise a Man” and “V.S.O.P.,” while Wale teamed up with Mint Condition’s Stokley Williams for a mash-up of Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues” and “LoveHate Thing.”

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Keith Sweat brought down the house with a medley of his greatest hits including “Make It Last Forever,” for which he was joined by Faith Evans.

Dionne Warwick was honored with the Legend Award and received a star-studded salute from Ron Isley, Ruben Studdard, Chrisette Michelle, Gladys Knight, and “American Idol” winner Candice Glover.

Slick Rick, Warren G, Dougie E. Fresh, and Big Daddy Kane brought back memories with an old school hip-hop medley, while the “Blue-Eyed Soul” set starred Jon B., Bobby Caldwell, Dave Koz, and Vanilla Ice, who had the crowd in its feet with “Ice Ice Baby.”

Other big winners included Kendrick Lamar (Album of the Year), Janelle Monáe (Video of the Year for “Q.U.E.E.N.”), Robin Thicke (Song of the Year for “Blurred Lines”), and Ashanti (Best Independent R&B/Soul Performance for “Never Should Have”).

Watch highlights from the show below.

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Dec
1
K. Michelle Readies ‘Still No F**ks Given’ Mixtape

K. Michelle

K. Michelle is going back to her roots. The R&B singer is readying a new mixtape for release early next year.

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Nov
18
New Music: K. Michelle – ‘Christmas Night’

K. Michelle

It’s going to be a blue Christmas for K. Michelle. Instead of feeling the joy of the holidays, the R&B songstress is left alone and brokenhearted. She shares her pain on her holiday-themed single “Christmas Night.”

“‘Cause those gifts that you bought me are still under the tree/ I should tear ‘em up just like you did to me,” sings a hurt K, whose “Rebellious Soul” tour wraps Dec. 3 in Boston.

The song is now available on iTunes along with her soulful cover of the classic “O Come All Ye Faithful.”

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Nov
14
K. Michelle Teases Lil’ Kim Collaboration, Calls Out ‘Catty’ Females

Kendrick Lamar made headlines when he brought out Lil’ Kim at Power 105.1′s Powerhouse, but the Queen Bee was also supposed to hit the stage with K. Michelle. Rap-Up TV caught up with the “V.S.O.P.” singer, who explained why the moment never came to life.

“The time at Powerhouse got moved up,” she said. “So you know us women, we take a long time to get ready and the time was so back-to-back, there was no room to move. She didn’t make it to hit the stage with me in time. I was bummed, but the show must go on.”

Despite the mishap, the ladies remain friends. “She’s always been a K. Michelle fan and I’ve always been a Lil’ Kim fan,” she said.

They are even planning to collaborate on a new song. “I’m actually having her work on it this week,” said K during her show at L.A.’s House of Blues last week.

There has been a lack of collaborations between females in music. When asked why, K put it bluntly: “‘Cause they bitches.”

She continued, “We don’t see a lot of collaborations between female artists because they’re really chickenheads. It’s so catty, like, ‘Oh, you got my wig.’ Girl, shut up. What are we doing here? Let’s make music. Rappers can come together and collab. It’s rare that you see females come together. I’m definitely for the collabs with all the great female artists that are out now.”

However, you will see female unity on her upcoming VH1 show “No New Friends.” “It’s basically about my life as an artist, a mother, and a businesswoman,” said the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star. “You guys get to see, not just the pop-off K. Michelle, curse you out, but you get to see really all of me.”

K. Michelle is currently on her “Rebellious Soul” tour with Sevyn Streeter and Tiara Thomas, and is gearing up for a Christmas edition of her album Rebellious Soul.

Nov
8
Rap-Up TV: K. Michelle Re-Ups with ‘Rebellious Soul’ Christmas

K. Michelle has been packing venues on her first headlining tour. Rap-Up TV caught up with the R&B songstress backstage during the second stop of her “Rebellious Soul” tour at L.A.’s House of Blues this week.

“It’s really amazing because when they said I was doing a tour on my own I got scared,” she said. “I was like, ‘No one’s gonna be there.’ So for both nights to be wall-to-wall, it’s been ridiculous and very humbling.”

The tour also features Sevyn Streeter and Tiara Thomas, the latter of which will join her in Dallas on Nov. 11. “Female artists can be very catty, and I wanted to do some newbies that could really bring something to the table,” she said of her supporting acts. “Tiara Thomas, we both have the same manager and her writing is amazing. And Sevyn is one of the best new writers that I’ve heard.”

After topping the charts with her debut Rebellious Soul, the “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star is planning to release a Christmas version of her album just in time for the holidays.

“There’s gonna be a Rebellious Soul, it kinda is like Christmas,” she revealed. “I didn’t want to do a full out Christmas album, I don’t know if I’m a Christmas artist right now, but I wanted to give out a gift to my fans for Christmas.”

The re-release, tentatively due later this month, will include two original songs and three Christmas covers including her soulful remake of “O Come, All Ye Faithful.”