K. Michelle is winning in a major way this week. Not only did her debut album, "Rebellious Soul," debut at no.2 on the coveted Billboard 200, the effort actually topped a few charts and exceeded projections.
According to Billboard, the "V.S.O.P." led Atlantic Records album arrived on the charts with 72,000 copies sold, over the 65-70k projection given last week and above a previously reported and expected total of 68,000 copies.
With 72,000 copies sold, "Rebellious Soul" took the top spot on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and R&B Albums charts with ease.
"The artist (familiar to fans of VH1's "Love and Hip-Hop: Atlanta") nets the highest debut on the Billboard 200 for a female R&B singer's first album since March 2011. That month, Marsha Ambrosius' "Late Nights & Early Mornings" also debuted at No. 2. (Ambrosius is formerly of the duo Floetry, which charted three albums before Ambrosius went solo.) ," reports Billboard.
Congratulations K. Michelle!
"Rebellious Soul" is available now in stores and at digital retailers.