Contemporary R&B singer and songwriter K. Michelle signed to Jive in 2008, releasing a pair of singles ("Self Made," "Fakin' It") that brushed the charts soon after. During 2010, "Fallin'" and "I Just Can't Do This" performed better on the R&B charts, and she also featured on tracks by R. Kelly, Juicy J, and Ruben Studdard. By 2012, she had signed to appear on the VH1 reality show Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta
, and she inked a contract with Warner Bros. soon after. Her debut album, Rebellious Soul, was released in August 2013.