Who could forget Kim in the studio with famed producer The Dream? Kim recorded “Turn It Up” while taping the reality show Keeping up with the Kardashians. The single was released in March of 2011 selling 14,000 copies in the first five days, catapulting it to #2 on the iTunes Top Dance Songs chart.
According to Kim, the song was not the precursor to a pop career, but a charitable effort; A portion of pop single went to St. Jude Children Research Hospital. Also, a video was recorded featuring Kim in kool-aid red hair, cornrows and barely there outfits. Even though the video may have helped the song rack up more downloads, it was never released in its entirety.