Kandi Lenice Burruss-Tucker is a talented American singer, songwriter, television personality, actress, and businesswoman known by her mononym Kandi. In addition, Burruss got a notice for the first time as a member of the American vocal group Xscape in 1992. Additionally, she won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song in 2000 for her contributions to the TLC hit song “No Scrubs”. Moreover, Burruss is currently appearing in Atlanta’s Bravo Reality TV series The Real Housewives since its second-season premiere on 30 July 2009.
Caption: Kandi Burrus
Kandi Burruss: Early Life, Education, Family
The daughter of Reverend Titus Burruss Jr. and Joyce Jones, Burruss was born in College Park, Georgia on 17 May 1976. In addition, she had an older brother, Patrick Riley who died at the age of 22 in a car crash. Equally important, Burruss was a graduate of Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia, in 1994. Likewise, at the age of 15, she appeared first on the BET show, Teen Summit.
Kandi Burruss: Career and achievements
LaTocha Scott had performed with a group called Precise prior to joining Xscape. Scott’s sister Tamika met Kandi Burruss while attending Tri-Cities performing arts high school in East Point, Georgia. The three started singing together and added a fourth member, Tamera Coggins, though she had a short-lived tenure with the group. On 12 October 1993, the group released their debut album, Hummin ‘ Comin, at’ Cha. The album peaked in the U.S. at number 17. Billboard 200 and Top R&B Album Chart Number three. It was a critical and commercial success, within a year it achieved platinum, and it released two top ten singles.
Caption: Burrus on the 2018 Essence Festival
Solo work and production
Since Xscape dissolved, Burruss focused on production and songwriting. In 1999, Burruss teamed up with groupmate Tameka “Tiny” Cottle to score the TLC’s number one international hit “No Scrubs.” Burruss wrote yet another song for Destiny’s Child that same year, “Bills, Bills, Bills.” Burruss will continue to work with Pink by co-writing “There You Go” her debut single Burruss became the first African-American woman to receive 2000 Songwriter of the Year award from the American Society of Composers, Writers and Publishers. For her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kim Zolciak, Burruss rewrote and executive produced the album “Tardy for the Party”.
Entertainment Weekly announced in March 2009 that Burruss is replacing DeShawn Snow in the second season of Atlanta’s Real Housewives. Burrus returned for the third season he saw, Zolciak and Burruss managed to record music together, despite their artistic differences being challenged. Burrus got The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s second spin-off.
Kandi’s Wedding received very high ratings for Bravo, which beat previous spin-offs from NeNe Leakes and Kim Zolciak. The network later announced Kandi’s Ski Trip, the third offshoot starring Burruss, as another project. The three-part special premiered after The Real Housewives of Atlanta ended the seventh season. It was revealed on 13 January 2019, that Burruss will be a houseguest in the second American season of the Celebrity Big Brother reality show competition. She finished fifth in the competition and during her time on the show she was a fan favorite.
Kandi Burruss: Personal life and husband
Burruss believes in God and is a member of the Holiness Church. Burruss and her ex-boyfriend, Russell “Block” Spencer of Block Entertainment, have a daughter named Riley Burruss who was born on 22 August 2002. At the end of 2008, Burruss began a relationship with Ashley “A.J.” Jewell and the pair became engaged in January 2009 after dating for several months. Similarly, on 2 October 2009, however, Jewell died after suffering head injuries in a brawl.
Likewise, on 15 January 2013, Burruss revealed via Twitter that she had been engaged with Todd Tucker, a former line producer for Atlanta’s The Real Housewives, whom she had dated since 2011 while filming the fourth season. On 4 April 2014, the two were married. The pair are based in Atlanta, Georgia. Burruss revealed on 22 July 2015 she was pregnant. She and Tucker saluted their son, Ace Wells, on January 6, 2016. On 22 November 2019, Burruss and Tucker welcomed their second child, a daughter named Blaze Tucker, by a surrogate.
Caption: Kandi Burruss with husband Todd Tucker
Kandi Burruss: Net Worth and social media
Kandi Burruss has an estimated net worth in excess of $40 million as of March 2020. The music star made her fortune mostly through her record sales and label. She still makes a good amount of money, though, from her reality show.
Similarly, talking about her availability on social media platforms, she is available on Instagram by the name ‘Kandi‘ with 7.4 million followers. Besides, she is also accessible on Twitter by the name ‘Kandi’ and has 1.8 million followers.
Kandi Burruss: Body measurements
Burruss is a beautiful lady with an amazing body and facial features. The actress’s height is 1.71 meters and she weighs 70 kgs. Moreover, her body measurements are 37-28-38.