K Michelle And Keyshia Cole
In 2009, Michelle began her music career when she signed a contract deal with Jive Records. After signing a deal, she released the buzz single, titled "Fakin' It". In the same year, the song garnered quite some attention from the public eye. The Missy Elliott-assisted single attained a slight attention, when it peaked at number 100 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The song not only charted, but it also captivated the urban audience due to the influx of sexual lyrics in the song. In 2010, following the buzz single's release, Michelle went on to release three follow-up singles: "Fallin'", "I Just Can't Do This" and "How Many Times", which respectively charted at numbers 56, 53, and 53 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, before she was brought out of her label contract by Jive Records in October 2011. At the time, Michelle was in the process of recording her debut album, originally titled Pain Medicine, which was slated to have features and collaborations from artists such as Trina, Gucci Mane, Akon, Usher, Missy Elliott and R. Kelly. The album was scrapped due to her departure from Jive Records.