Kandi Burruss

Singer and reality show star Kandi Burruss was born on May 17th 1976 in, Atlanta Georgia. Kandi Burruss maybe best known for her stage names of Kandi and Kandi girl.

When Kandi Burruss was 15 she first step on the national stage when she sang on episode of BET's Teen Summit show.

Childhood friends Kandi Burruss and Tameka Cottle (aka Tiny) meet sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott at Tri-City High school in College Park, Georgia in 1990 and they formed the group Xscape.

In 1991 Jermaine Dupri heard the Xscape signing at an MLK festival in the ATL and he decided to sign them to his record label So So Def.

the next year they started recording music for Dupri and in 1993 Xscape released there first album, Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha. The album when platinum and was number 17 on the billboard top 200 (and no. 3 on the Billboard R&B/hip-hop chart.) Kandi Burruss was just a Junior in high school at the time.

Kandi Burruss and Xscape released two more platinum albums in the years that followed. Off the Hook in 1995 and Traces of Lipstick in 1998. Later in 98 the group break up.

After the break-up of Xscape Kandi Burruss went into song writing and producing music. Kandi Burruss and Tiny wrote the song Scrubs for the group TLC. Kandi Burruss also wrote Bills, Bills, Bills and Bug a Boo for Destiny's Child, Pink's There You go, as well as songs for Mariah Carey, Alicia Keys, Boyz II Men, Da Brat, NSYNC, N-Toon, Solo, Usher, Mya, Joe, MC Lyte and Whitney Houston.

In 2000 Kandi Burruss returned to singing and singed with Columbia records. That year Kandi Burruss released the album Hey Kandi. The album sold below the record labels expectations and so Columbia dropped Kandi Burruss form their label.

In 2003 Kandi Burruss had a daughter (Riley) with her then boyfriend Russell "Block" Spencer owner of the record label Block Entertainment.

In 2006 Kandi Burruss started recording for her second album. But Kandi Burruss put the album on hold when her single "I need" featuring 8ball and MJG didn't seem to catch on with the public.

In 2007 Kandi Burruss teamed up with rapper Rasheeda to from the duo Peach Candy (Rasheeda's the peach and Kandi is well the candy) Peach Candy has yet to release a full album but in 09 they released a 5 song EP on Itunes.

In 2009 Kandi Burruss begin a relationship with Ashley "A.J." Jewell and where engaged to be married after a few months of dating.

also in 2009 Kandi Burruss joined the cast of the reality show Real Housewives of Atlanta, part of the show covered the tensions between Kandi and AJ over the fact that AJ had a bunch of kids with other women. The wedding was called of in September.

Kandi Burruss wrote the song Tardy for the Party for castmate Kim Zolciak's pop/country album.

also due out in 2009/10 Kandi Burruss 2nd album B.L.O.G (B-words love online gossip...wait is she talking about us)

On October 2nd 2009 Kandi Burruss ex-fiance AJ Jewell was killed in a fight in front of the Atlanta strip club the Body Trap. the reason the fight broke out it seems is that the AJ was going out with one of the dancers in the club, the problem was that the bartender (Fredrick Richardson ) was also dating the same stripper. The two got into a fight which ended with AJ dieing of brain trauma.