March 24, 2016

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16 Female R&B Singers You Should Be Listening to Right Now

#1K. Michelle

K. Michelle was first introduced to us on the drama-filled VH1 reality series, Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta. Sure, seeing her twerk up a storm and shake tables was fun—but the singer is so much more than her ratchet television personality (not that being a little ratchet is a bad thing!).

K. (whose full name is Kimberly Michelle Pate) isn't new to this music game—her debut album Rebellious Soul dropped in 2013—but I don't think she has been given enough recognition beyond the R&B field that her undeniable talent deserves. From the romantic bop that was 2013's "V.S.O.P." to the most recent "Time" ballad, the artist isn't ashamed to point out her flaws and pour out every inch of her heart in her music. And it doesn't hurt that her powerful voice can run circles around some of your faves.

The singer's third studio album, More Issues Than Vogue, will arrive on March 25. If the previously released singles are any indication, then K. Michelle could be giving us one of the best albums—not just in R&B—of 2016.Bianca Gracie

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