May. 17th, 1976
College Park, Atlanta, USA
Kandi Burruss' Main TV Roles
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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, Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Faith Evans, Blu Cantrell and many, many more. During the late 1990s when she emerged as a talented singer/song writing along with song writing partners Kevin "Shekspere" 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.
- 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