In her professional career she is known and is famous by her mononym Kandi is a holder of various designations. She is at a time a singer, television personality, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. This American singer’s original name is Kandi Lenice Burruss-Tucker who is born in the year 1976.
Kandi Burruss first achieved notoriety in the year 1992 when she was a member of the American vocal group named Xscape. In the year 2000, she won the Grammy Award for Best R&B Song for her songwriting of the hit song named “No Scrubs”. Burruss is now seen in the reality television series called The Real Housewives of Atlanta from 2009. Burruss bagged a position in the 3rd season of the Fox competition series called The Masked Singer.
How did she build up her career?
Kandi with the other three girls formed the group Xscape. The music group, in which Kandi was there, surfaced their debut album called Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha came on October 12 in year 1993. The album reached at number 17 in the U.S. Billboard 200 and also ranked on number 3 of the Top R&B Albums chart. This album was a critical and also commercial based success which was later certified platinum within a year of time. After getting the huge success of their debut album, Xscape then released their 2nd studio album called Off the Hook in the year 1995.
Kandi after the dismantle of her group, came up with solo songs. It ranked some 72 on the Billboard. Kandi then received her career’s second spin-off with television. Her show ranked much high and gave her recognition. In the year 2020, she participated in The masked singer. Kandi won the show The Masked Singer and she became the 1st ever female in history to win the show. It is also in rumors that Kandi was asked to take part in the first season. She could not be a part of the show due to commitment issues then.
A glimpse on her personal life!
Burruss and her alleged ex-boyfriend, Russell “Block” Spencer together have a daughter named Riley Burruss. Their daughter was born on August 22 in the year 2002. Late in the year 2008, Burruss began to date Ashley “A.J.” Jewell and after being in a relationship with him for many months, the couple became officially engaged in January 2009. Sadly Jewell died, on October 2, in 2009, after facing head injuries in a brawl.
Again on January 15 in year 2013, Kandi made an official announcement through Twitter that she is happily engaged to Todd Tucker. Todd is a former line producer of the television series The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The two got married on April 4 in the year 2014. The couple stays in Atlanta, Georgia.
In the year 2016, On January 6, she gave birth to their son named Ace Wells. Burruss and Tucker became parents to their second child who is a daughter named Blaze Tucker through surrogacy on November 22, 2019.
Net worth of Kandi Burruss!
The net worth of Kandi as of 2020 is an amount of $30 million. Her source of income is albums, television shows and songwriting.