Kimberly Michelle Pate is an American singer, television personality and the newest star to take her sexy content to adult only platform.
Kimberly Michelle Pate was born in Memphis, Tennessee. As a child, Michelle learned to play piano and guitar, and took voice lessons. She graduated from Overton High School in Memphis in 2000.
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She earned a music scholarship to Florida A&M University (FAMU) by yodeling at her audition. She was crowned the Freshman Attendant of the Homecoming Court at the age of 18. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority having pledged FAMU’s Beta Alpha chapter in fall 2001. She reports that she stopped attending classes for a short time to have a son born September 2004, then returned to finish college. She graduated from FAMU with honors and was accepted into several law schools but decided to forgo law school to pursue music full-time.
She rose to fame as the breakout star of VH1’s Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta after appearing as a regular cast member for two seasons on the reality television series. Michelle subsequently signed with Atlantic Records. Her debut studio album, Rebellious Soul, debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200, and number one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. Her second studio album Anybody Wanna Buy a Heart? was released on December 9, 2014. The album debuted at number six in the US and spawned three singles “Love ‘Em All”, “Maybe I Should Call” and “Hard to Do”. The album sold 87,000 copies in its first week in sales.
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