Kimberly Michelle Pate (born March 4, 1981), better known by her stage name K. Michelle, is an American recording artist and pianist as well as songwriter. She first received notice in 2009 with the charting single Fakin' It (featuring Missy Elliott). and later went on the write and record other singles such as "Can't do this" and "Fallin'". In the summer of 2012 K. Michelle garnered further attention by appearing in the VH1 reality series Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta. K.Michelle is now a Recording Artist at Warner Bros Records. Since then she has been in the studio working on her new album titled "Rebellious Soul" set to be released summer 2013, along with the release of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta season 2 in April 22, 2013. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and became a member through the Beta Alpha Chapter.