Kandi Burruss chose her first name over the birth one, as her stage name. She is best known as one of the lead vocalists in Xscape, a successful 1990s R&B vocal group. Kandi was only 16 at the time.
The group's debut single "Just Kickin' It" was a great success, on which Kandi sang lead vocals. In 1993, their debut album, "Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha" was released and went platinum.
Following the good response from music audience, the group continued with releasing their second album "Off The Hook" and later the third album "Traces of My Lipstick" before they split.
Realizing she was destined to sing, Kandi moved on with solo career. In 2000 she released her debut album "Hey Kandi". At the same time, Kandi had also written n hits for Mariah Carey, Destiny's Child, Boyz II Men, Alicia Keys, and Faith Evans. For magnificent works, she won the ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Award, becoming the first woman in history to achieve the honor.
On January 2006, Kandi returned to recording with her second album "I Need", released through independent label Upfront Records.
On early March 2009, Kandi was announced to be a new member on reality-TV "The Real Housewives of Atlanta," replacing DeShawn Snow.
During her career, Kandi has written and contributed some soundtracks, including "Solo Star" for "Osmosis Jones" (2001) and "No Scrubs" for "Happy Feet" (2006).
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EXCLUSIVE: Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss Speaks On Death Of Fiance A.J.
Posted May 11
UPDATE: Some of Kandi's Bravo cast mates have released statements on the situation, and we just got our hands on A.J.'s last tweet, posted hours before he was killed...
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