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Overview (1)

Date of Birth 17 May 1976College Park, Georgia, USA

Mini Bio (1)

Kandi is best known as one of the lead vocalists in the hugely successful 1990s R&B vocal group, Xscape. Burrus sang lead on hits such as "My Little Secret", "Just Kickin' It" and "Who Can I Run To", as well as wrote their early hits, including "Feel So Good" and "Can't Hang". Kandi is also known as the song-writing genius behind the massive 1999 No. 1 hit, "No Scrubs", by TLC, which won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song, a song-writing award. She was also recognized as the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award for Songwriter of the Year, other hits penned by Kandi included "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child and "There You Go" by Pink, to name just a few, in all she's written dozens more songs for artists including, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, *NSYNC, Monica Arnold, Alicia Keys, Boys II Men, Faith Evans, Blu Cantrell and many, many more. During the late 1990s, when she emerged as a talented singer/song-writer, along with song-writing partners Kevin 'She'kspere' Briggs (also rumored husband) and Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle (member of Xscape and co-writer of "No Scrubs"), she was tipped as a leader of a new breed of talented behind-the-scenes female artists and received great ovation for her talents, the media had nothing bad to relay. Burruss attempted to wow the critics once more by releasing her very own highly anticipated debut solo set, with a lead single, "Don't Think I'm Not", which had fair success. The album, entitled "Hey Kandi", sold reasonably well during its first few weeks. Despite modest success, she was dropped from "Columbia" as a recording artist, though she continues to write songs for other artists through the company. Burruss returned to her recording career with her second album, "I Need", released through independent label, "Upfront Records".

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mania83

Spouse (1)

Todd Tucker (4 April 2014 - present)

Trivia (7)

Kandi's singing range is very versatile, she is able to sing in a very low contralto and is also being able to reach high pitches, she is even capable of the whistle register (the very high, ear-piercing note Mariah Carey is well-known to use regularly), notable songs in which Kandi showcases this height include hits " My Little Secret" and "Understanding".
She was also recognized as the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award for Songwriter of the Year 2000
Her fiancé, Ashley Jewell, died from an injury sustained during a brawl in the parking lot of an Atlanta strip club on October 3, 2009.
Kandi returns to recording with her second album "I Need", released through independent label Upfront Records. [January 2006]
Was in a relationship with Russell Spencer before 2002. They have a daughter together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 26, a daughter Riley Burruss on August 22, 2002. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend, Russell Spencer.
(April 4, 2014) Married her boyfriend of 3 years Todd Tucker following a 2-month-long engagement.

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