Kandi Burruss, originally named Kandi Lenice Burruss Tucker, is a black American woman. She is famous for being a spectacular songwriter, singer, actress, television personality, and business woman. She rose to prominence after becoming an honorable member of a vocal group titled ‘Xscape’. It is an all-female R&B style vocal quartet from the US state of Atlanta, Georgia. The group was created in 1992 and Kandi became an integral part. She received Grammy Award for the Best R and B song in 2000. She got the award in recognition of her writing contributions on song titled ‘No Scrubs’.
Burruss is currently gaining traction for appearing on the reality television show called ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’. She stepped into the professional showbiz industry in 1991. Soon after entering the world of entertainment, she established herself as a skillful artist. She married to Todd Tucker in 2014. They have three kids and the entire family lives together. Kandi is famous for being experienced in soul, pop, R&B, dance-pop, and hip hop. She garnered critical acclaim due to her powerful vocals.
Kandi has performed associated acts with Rasheeda, Pink, TLC, Michael Dion, Toni Braxton, Nene Leakes, Fantasia Barrino, Tameka Cottle, Sole, Destiney’s Child, NSYNC, Tamika Scott, Whitney Houston, and LaTocha. The talented lady has built a lot of great connections in the professional entertainment world. Kandi has launched two full length studio albums throughout his singling career. Her first album was titled ‘Hey Kandi’ was launched in 2000. The 2nd studio album was titled ‘Kandi Koated’, which got released in 2010. Both albums were well-received in the United States and other major markets. Burruss is a religious woman who believes in God.
Who are Kandi Burruss's Parents?
Burruss opened her eyes on May 17, 1976, in College Park area of Georgia, United States. The talented girl was named Kandi Lenice Burruss at the time of birth by her parents. She is the beloved offspring of Joyce Jones and Reverend Titus Burruss Junior.
The name of her older brother is Patrick Riley. He was born on October 4, 1968, and died in 1991. He was just 22 years of age when left this world as a result of a deadliest car accident. Kandi went to Tri-Cities High School located in East Point, Georgia. The skillful lady completed her graduation in 1994. Kandi was just 15 years of age when she first attended the BET series titled ‘Teen Summit’
Burruss launched his eponymous studio album titled ‘Hey Kandi’ in 2000. It was the debut studio collection from the American singer which came out through Columbia records on Sep 19, 2000. The album was first launched officially in North America. It was an average success for the hard working musician. All songs were created using dance-pop, R&B, and pop music genres. The full length of the debut album was 49:13. Producers who collaborated to make this launch successful include Katrina Wills, Bernard Edwards Junior, Kevin Briggs, and Sam Salter. A couple of singles from this particular collection turned out to be pretty famous. These were titled ‘Cheatin’ on Me’ and ‘Don’t Think I am Not’. More than 260,000 units of the first album were sold out just within the United States. Furthermore, over 325,000 copies of the album were purchased internationally.
It took her a long period of ten years to release the next studio album ‘Kandi Koated’. The 2nd musical endeavor was rolled out on Dec 14, 2010, in the USA. This time around she launched the album through Asylum Records and Kandi Koated Entertainment. She kept recording songs for her 2nd album from 2008 to 2010. Prominent names who took part in the production work were Kuya Productions, Drumma Boy, Ne-Yo, Nitti, Jazze Pha, Bryan Michael Cox, Malay, and Black Elvis. Few songs from the album were well-received even by critics. There were titled ‘Haven’t Loved Right’, ‘I Fly Above’, and ‘Leave U’.
Kandi was a part of a musical group ‘Precise’ before joining her all-time favorite R&B all-women group ‘Xscape’. This is a vocal quartet from Georgia (Atlanta). It was created back in 1992 and consisted of four female vocalists. Names of the group members were LaTocha Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tamika Scott, and Tameka Tiny Cottle. Initially, Wynn Coggins was also the member but she left out the group.
Xscape launched their first studio album ‘Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha’ on Oct 12, 1993. It turned out to be a successful release in the United States. The album reached the 7th spot on the US Billboard 200. The same music collection made its way to number 3 on the R&B Albums chart. All four girls were pretty happy to see a wonderful commercial success of their debut studio album. Two singles went into the top ten songs and the album received Platinum certification just within a year.
Who is Kandi Burruss Dating?
Kandi was in a relationship with Russell Spencer (from Block Entertainment). They got a daughter ‘Riley Burruss’ on Aug 22, 2002. Later on, Burruss started a romantic relationship with A.J or Ashley Jewell. Both of them kept dating each other for a long time before finally tying the engagement knot in January 2009. Jewell lost his life on Oct 22, 2009, as a result of the deadliest assault. He suffered from multiple head injuries which caused his unfortunate death. Burruss married Todd Tucker on Apr 4, 2014. The couple is living a happy life in Atlanta, Georgia. The couple has been blessed with a beautiful son ‘Ace Well’s and an adorable daughter ‘Blaze Tucker’.
How much is Kandi Burrus's Net Worth?
Burruss has earned a lot of fame and respect throughout his professional career in the American entertainment industry. She is a well-known celebrity in the United States, having millions of followers from the homeland and all over the world. One of the most prominent appearances of the talented lady was in the reality television show ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’. She has amassed a total net worth of $35 Million.