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Published on January 9th, 2015 | by Jameelah "Just Jay" Wilkerson


Atlantic Records: K. Michelle Announces Part One of Major Headlining Tour; “My Twisted Mind Tour”

K. Michelle Announces Part One of Major Headlining Tour; “My Twisted Mind Tour” Gets Underway February 5th at San Francisco’s Mezzanine; Additional Dates to Be Revealed Soon; “ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?” Among 2014’s Most Acclaimed R&B/Soul/Hip-Hop Releases

Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle has announced details of her upcoming, headlining tour, dubbed “My Twisted Mind Tour.” The first leg (Part One) kicks off February 5th at San Francisco’s Mezzanine and then travels through the month (see itinerary below). Additional dates will be unveiled soon — for regularly updated news and information or to purchase tickets, please log on to www.thekmichelle.com/tour.

“My Twisted Mind Tour” celebrates K. Michelle’s blockbuster new album, “ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?,” which made a historic chart debut upon release last month, entering at #6 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 — the year’s highest charting debut from a female R&B artist. What’s even more exciting, the album — which includes the hit singles, “Love Em All,” “Maybe I Should Call,” and “Something About The Night” — debuted at #2 on Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums” chart as well as at #1 on the iTunes Store’s “Top R&B/Soul Albums” ranking.

d1b649d7a1dd257acec4d62941b366d2_LIn addition to its immediate success, “ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?” is among last year’s most critically acclaimed releases, named to both Billboard’s “10 Best R&B Albums of 2014” and Rolling Stone’s “20 Best R&B Albums of 2014.” “An excellent album,” declared Complex, adding, “It cannot be denied any longer: K. Michelle is leaps and bounds ahead of many of her peers.”

In other news, the R&B superstar’s 2014 VH1 series, K. Michelle: My Life, recently wrapped its impressive first season, pulling in as many as 2.2 million viewers, with a stronghold of the key 18-49 demographic, during the highly competitive Monday night primetime television timeframe. Episodes of K. Michelle: My Life can be viewed now at www.vh1.com/shows/kmichelle-my-life.

Known to millions as a cast member on the hit VH1 series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, K. Michelle proved an true star as her Atlantic Records debut album, “REBELLIOUS SOUL,” made a stunning #1 entry atop Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart upon its 2013 release. 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.

“REBELLIOUS SOUL” showcases a number of hit singles and videos, including “V.S.O.P,” “My Life (Feat. Meek Mill),” and the sensational “Can’t Raise A Man.” The track reached #1 on Billboard’s “Hot R&B Songs” chart while its companion video — directed by Benny Boom (Robin Thicke, Trey Songz) — has drawn more than 8 million individual views thus far at K. Michelle’s official YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/user/kimberlypate.

In addition, “REBELLIOUS SOUL” 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… he emergence of a vital voice.”

K. Michelle earned even more acclaim for last summer’s full-length “hip-hopera,” K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical. The VH1 film — directed by Golden Globe and winner Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) — includes explosive, theatrical, and deeply moving renditions of such hit singles as “V.S.O.P.,” “Damn,” and the #1 R&B smash, “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 www.vh1.com/shows/kmichelle-rebellious-soul-musical.

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.”

For more news and updated information, please see www.thekmichelle.com

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