Kandi Burruss

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Full Name Kandi Burruss
Age 44 Years Old
Nick Name Kandi Burruss
Gender Female
Famous As Singer
Birth Date May 17, 1976
Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia

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Kandi Lenice Burruss shortly named as Kandi Burruss is an American singer, and songwriter. Moreover, she is also a television personality, actress as well as a businesswoman. She rose to fame being a member of the American vocal group "Xscape" in the year 1992. For her song "No Scrubs", she won a Grammy Award. At present, she stars in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta since its second-season premiere on 30th July 2009. Kandi Burruss is a very talented lady who won season 3 of The Masked Singer in May 2020 and was revealed as the Night Angel on the show. Scroll down to get more information about her full biography, birthday, wiki, facts, awards, family details, net worth, husband, kids, and more.

Famous For

  • Being an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actress, as well as a businesswoman.
  • Being a member of the female R&B, vocal quartet group Xscape. Their debut album Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha managed to reach #17 at the U.S. Billboard 200 and #3 on the Top R&B Albums chart.
  • For her role in The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She joined the production in the 2nd season.

Kandi Burruss, a famous singer

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Early Life of Kandi Burruss 

Kandi Burruss was born on 17th May 1976 in College Park, Georgia, United States; her birthplace/hometown. Her birth name/real name is Kandi Lenice Burruss. She was born to her parents; Titus Burruss Jr. (father) and Joyce Jones (mother). She is American by nationality and she belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. Her race is black. Regarding her siblings, she also had an elder brother named Patrick Riley who died at the age of 22 in a car crash. Regarding her education, she completed her schooling at Tri-Cities High School. As of 2020, she celebrated her 44th birthday. Her birth sign is Leo and her religion is Christian. 

Singing Career of Kandi Burruss 

  • Kаndі Burruss first appeared on the BET series, Teen Summit, at age 15.
  • While Kandi was attending Tri-Cities performing arts high school in East Point, Georgia, Scott's sister Tamika met Kandi Burruss and the three began singing together and recruited a fourth member, Tamera Coggins.
  • Then, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle was asked to audition for the girls, and Xscape was officially formed.
  • After the group's major debut performance at BET's Teen Summit in the year 1992, the girls were introduced to record executive Ian Burke, who later became the group's manager.
  • Xscape soon caught the attention of Jermaine Dupri, who later signed the group to his recording label So So Def Recordings.
  • Later, the group released their debut album, "Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha", on 12th October 1993 which peaked at number seventeen the U.S. Billboard 200 and number three on the Top R&B Albums chart. 
  • Xscape released its second studio album, Off the Hook, in the year 1995 which lead single, "Feels So Good", reached the top forty of the US Hot 100, while "Who Can I Run To" peaked at number eight.
  • Their third and final studio album Traces of My Lipstick debuted at twenty-eight on the Billboard 200 and at six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop album chart; over a million copies were sold in the U.S.
  • "The Arms of the One Who Loves You", which reached number seven on the Hot 100 chart, and "My Little Secret", which reached nine. 
  • Later on, LaTocha Scott left the group to pursue a solo career. 
  • The ladies soon regrouped and made appearances on the Big Momma's House and Hardball soundtracks, before going on another hiatus until 2005.
  • In the year 2017, TV One planned to produce an unauthorized movie about Xscape, and the show was named Xscape: Still Kickin’ It, and it was set as a 4-episode miniseries. 
  • After the disbanding of Xscape, she focused on production and songwriting. 
  • She then teamed with groupmate Tameka "Tiny" Cottle to score the international number one hit "No Scrubs" for TLC in the year 1999. 
  • That same year, she wrote another song, "Bills, Bills, Bills" for Destiny's Child.
  • She works with Pink by co-writing her debut single "There You Go."
  • In the year 2000, she had released her debut album entitled "Hey Kandi..." with well-known singles including "Don't Think I'm Not".
  • After that, she rewrote and executive produced the song "Tardy for the Party" for her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kim Zolciak.
  • She released her debut EP, the Fly Above EP, on 29th October 2009.
  • She announced she had signed a deal with Asylum Records after her deal with Capitol Records fell through by December 2009. 
  • Her second album, Kandi Koated, was released in December 2010.
  • In the year 2017, Ed Sheeran released his hugely successful single Shape of You. The song's lyrical rhythm drew comparisons to the TLC song "No Scrubs", particularly in the pre-chorus line, "Boy, let's not talk too much/ Grab on my waist and put that body on me" for which Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, were awarded co-writing credits on "Shape of You".

Reality Television Career

  • In March 2009, Entertainment Weekly reported that Kandi Burruss would replace DeShawn Snow in the second season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
  • She returned for the third season which saw, Zolciak and Burruss continue recording music together, although they clashed over their creative differences.
  • In later seasons, she struck up a friendship with castmates Phaedra Parks and Porsha Williams, even starring the latter a role in her production of A Mother's Love.
  • She then received the second spin-off from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. 
  • Originally planned as a one-time television special, The Kandi Factory was launched as the second spin-off from The Real Housewives of Atlanta in the year 2012.
  • Bravo announced Burruss and Tucker's wedding spin-off, Kandi's Wedding, on 8th April 2014, and the series was premiered on 1st June 2014. 
  • The network later announced another series titled Kandi's Ski Trip, the third offshoot starring Burruss in which the three-part special premiered after the conclusion of the seventh season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
  • On 13th January 2019, it was announced she would be a houseguest in the second American season of the reality show competition Celebrity Big Brother where she placed fifth in the competition. 
  • In the year 2020, she competed in the third season of The Masked Singer as the Night Angel. 
  • She ended up being declared the winner and became the first female winner in the show's history.
  • Moreover, 
  • She has made cameo appearances on series such as Single Ladies, Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, Chef Roble & Co., and Let's Stay Together.
  • She also owns a sex toy company called Bedroom Kandi.
  • She and four friends started a "sex and relationship" web series on Ustream, Kandi Koated Nights. The show started on television in 2018. 

Awards and Achievements of Kandi Burruss

Kandi was the first African-American woman to win the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers' Songwriter of the Year award in 2000. She won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for her writing contributions on the TLC hit song "No Scrubs" in the year 2000. Kandi Burruss, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, and Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs were awarded co-writing credits on "Shape of You".

Personal Life of Kandi Burruss 

Kandi Burruss with her husband, Todd Tucker and Children

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Kandi Burruss is a married woman. She was married to her long-time boyfriend, Todd Tucker, who was a former line producer for The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She had been dating since 2011 while filming the fourth season. They later married on 4th April 2014. They are also the proud parents of a son named Ace Wells Tucker (born 6th January 2016). Burruss and Tucker welcomed their second child, a daughter named Blaze Tucker, via surrogate on 22nd November 2019. As of now, the duo is living a happy life in Atlanta, Georgia. Her sexual orientation is straight and she is not a lesbian.

Previously, she gave birth to a child named Riley Buruss with her then-boyfriend Russell Spencer. In the year 2009, she got engaged to Ashley Jewell after dating him for a few months. But Jewell died due to so some serious head injuries which were were produced during a brawl.

Net Worth of Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, actress, and businesswoman. With her career as a singer and TV personality, she has earned a huge amount of money and she is still earning a great amount of money. As per sources, her net worth as of 2020 is believed to have $40 million whereas her salary is around $450 thousand per episode. Her major source of earning is from her singing career while his other source of earning is from her TV personality and others. As of now, there are no details regarding her cars. Real Housewives of Atlanta's Kandi Burruss' 7 bedroom/9.5 bathroom home has an incredible piano room fit for the Grammy Award-winning artist. The southwest Atlanta $1.7M mansion/house's massive family room is also big enough for all the housewives to hang out and spill the tea in Atlanta. She is living a luxurious lifestyle at present and she is satisfied with her earnings.

Body Measurements of Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss is a very hot and charming lady with a glowing face. She stands at a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches and her balanced weight consist of 70 Kg. Her body measurement is 37-27-38 inches (breast-waist-hip). She has a pair of brown eyes and dark brown hair color. She wears 42C (US) bra size and her dress size is 10 (US). Overall, she has got a healthy body.