Atlantic recording artist K. Michelle has unveiled details for her eagerly awaited sophomore album “ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?” (#AWBAH). The album – which follows last year’s chart-topping “REBELLIOUS SOUL” – will be available for pre-order beginning Monday, November 3rd, with all orders receiving the LP track, “Maybe I Should Call,” as an instant grat download. “ANYBODY WANNA BUY A HEART?” arrives everywhere December 9th.
After months of teasing fans with the hashtag #AWBAH, K. Michelle finally revealed the album title earlier this morning via a cinematic trailer directed by Unknown Maniacs. This afternoon, K. Michelle also took to her Instagram account (@kmichellemusic) to give fans the very first look at the highly anticipated artwork for the album, which can now be viewed here: http://instagram.com/kmichellemusic.
Additionally, K. Michelle has announced the world premiere of the video for the album’s first single “Love ‘Em All” – which is currently available at all digital retailers. The video will debut at 11:30pm EST alongside the R&B superstar’s upcoming VH1 series, K. Michelle: My Life, set to premiere Monday, November 3rd, exclusively on VH1 (check local listings).
Known to millions as a cast member on the hit VH1 series, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, K. Michelle earned acclaim for this summer’s full-length “hip-hopera,” K. Michelle: Rebellious Soul – The Musical. The VH1 film – directed by Golden Globe winner Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) – includes explosive, theatrical, and deeply moving renditions of such hit singles as “V.S.O.P.,” “Damn,” and “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.
“REBELLIOUS SOUL” made a stunning #1 debut atop Billboard’s “Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums” chart upon its release earlier last summer. 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.
In addition to its massive popular success, “REBELLIOUS SOUL” has 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… the emergence of a vital voice.”
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.”