Either Way (K. Michelle song)

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"Either Way"
K.Michelle Either Way.jpg
Single by K. Michelle featuring Chris Brown
from the album Kimberly: The People I Used to Know
ReleasedSeptember 15, 2017
FormatDigital download
LabelAtlantic Records
K.Michelle singles chronology
"Either Way"
"Make This Song Cry"
Chris Brown singles chronology
"Either Way"
"Melanin Magic"

"Either Way" is a song by American R&B singer K. Michelle featuring Chris Brown. The song was released on September 15, 2017 through Atlantic Records[1], taken from her fourth studio album, Kimberly: The People I Used to Know (2017).[2]

Critical reception[edit]

The song gained positive reviews from critics. HotNewHipHop gave the track a positive review stating "Aiming this one at the airwaves, K Michelle delivers an unapologetic record that finds her spitting some braggadocios bars aimed at her haters, while reminding everyone that she gon’ be good “either way.”"[3] Vibe praised the song stating "A series of trap beats and a talk-rap narrative engulf the song’s club-banging track, as she tells all her haters and foes how she’s increasing her bank accounts regardless of their disapproval and constant chatter."[4]

Formats and track listings[edit]

  • Explicit digital download[1]
  1. "Either Way" (feat. Chris Brown) – 4:14
  • Clean digital download[5]
  1. "Either Way" (feat. Chris Brown) – 4:14

Chart performance[edit]

"Either Way" debuted at number 1 on US Billboard R&B Digital Song Sales chart for the week beginning October 7, 2017.[6]


Chart (2017) Peak
US R&B Digital Songs (Billboard)[6] 1

Release History[edit]

Country Date Format Version Label Ref.
United States September 15, 2017 Digital download
  • Clean
  • Explicit
Atlantic Records [1][5]
United Kingdom Explicit [7]


  1. ^ a b c "Either Way (feat. Chris Brown) - Single by K. Michelle". Apple Music (U.S. Store). Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  2. ^ Horowitz, Steven J. "K. Michelle On New Album 'Kimberly: The People I Used to Know,' R. Kelly Allegations and Surrogacy With Fiance". Billboard. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  3. ^ "K. Michelle & Chris Brown Team Up For "Either Way"". HotNewHipHop. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  4. ^ Rosario, Richy. "K. Michelle Gets Her Money By Any Means On "Either Way" (Feat. Chris Brown)". Vibe. Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b "Either Way (feat. Chris Brown) - Single by K. Michelle". Apple Music (U.S. Store). Retrieved 15 September 2017.
  6. ^ a b "R&B Digital Song Sales - Chart Search - K. Michelle Either Way". Billboard. Billboard. Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  7. ^ "Either Way (feat. Chris Brown)". Apple Music (UK Store). Retrieved 15 September 2017.