Kandi Burruss is a singer-songwriter, actress, record producer and TV personality. She was born on May 17, 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia. She specializes in the R&B, dance and soul musical genres. Burruss was a member of Xscape, a R&B quartet that initially disbanded in 1999. Burruss was a co-writer of the international number one hit “No Scrubs” for R&B group TLC. She also penned hit songs for Destiny’s Child, which include “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Bug a Boo”. Burruss wrote for a host of artists including Pink, Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Da Brat, Usher, Joe, Whitney Houston, Boyz II Men and Mya. She is also known for her role on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”. Burruss is currently working on a spin-off reality show, “The Kandi Factory”. In January 2013, Kandi announced that she was engaged to Todd Tucker. She has a daughter, Riley, from a prior relationship with Russell Spencer of Block Entertainment.
Kandi Burruss recently lost a lawsuit to Kim Zolciak over a song “Tardy for the Party”. Burruss argued that she was entitled to royalties for the song. However, a judge determined that there was no contract in place. Burruss has several side projects which include personal albums, more reality television and a sex toy company. She has also worked with several labels in her musical endeavors. These labels include Sony, UpFront/BME, Kandi Koated Entertainment and Asylum Records. Kandi has won two awards and was nominated for a third. She won a Grammy in the Best R&B song category for “No Scrubs” in 2000. She was nominated for another Grammy in the same year and category for “Bills, Bills, Bills”. ASCAP recognized Burruss as Songwriter of the Year for “Bills, Bills, Bills” and “No Scrubs” in 2000.