Kandi Burruss or Kandi Michelle Burruss-Tucker (born May 17, 1976) is an American singer, songwriter, television personality, and entrepreneur. She was a member of the group Xscape from 1993 to 2000 and has released five solo studio albums. In 2008, she wrote and produced the hit “No Scrubs” for R&B singer TLC and other songs on their fourth album.
Early life and education
Burruss was born on May 17, 1976, in College Park, Georgia, to Joyce Jones. Later, her family moved to San Francisco, where she spent some of her childhood growing up with her parents and three younger siblings Traci, Travis, and Kiesha. Through acting and singing, she began pursuing a professional acting and singing career. In 1993, Burruss formed a girl group with her friends Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, and Kiesha Miles called Xscape.
They made their debut that same year with their second album’s lead single, “Understanding.” The song was a breakthrough hit, peaking at number 11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
In addition to her work as a solo artist, Burruss has written songs for several artists, including Ashley Parker Angel, who appeared on Big Daddy Kane’s remix of his hit single “Soldier” from his debut album, the American male/female group Blaque on their self-titled debut, and TLC.
In 2001, Burruss began her own production company called Kandi Koated Entertainment. Her first mainstream success as a producer was in 2003 with the hit single “No Scrubs” by TLC, which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The song received a nomination at the 44th Annual Grammy Awards for Best R&B Song of the Year and received nominations for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best R&B Song.
Burruss has been married two times. She first married her boyfriend of nine months, A.J. Jewell, on July 4, 2001; two years later, the couple divorced amicably after deciding that they were better as friends than as husband and wife. In 2007 Burruss was introduced to Todd Tucker at a mutual friend’s birthday party by producer Dallas Austin. She thought he was attractive but too short for her, so she initially dismissed him when he tried to flirt with
her. Months later, they met again through Tucker’s good friend bandmate Jazze Pha, whom Burruss had written songs with in the past. By early 2010, news broke that their relationship had ended before their planned wedding date of May 8, 2010. Tucker married another woman in the interim, but Burruss insisted that she was still waiting for him to come back to her when rumors of his infidelity surfaced. The couple reconciled and were officially wed on June 30, 2010, in a private ceremony in front of family and friends in Burruss’ home state of Georgia
Burruss’ net worth is about $25 million. She currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, Todd Tucker. They have two daughters together—a six-year-old Kaela Tucker, featured on Real Housewives Of Atlanta, and their newborn daughter Riley Burruss. Her mother, Joyce Jones, manages her career, and her father, James “Big Jim” Wright.
Home of Kandi Burruss
In 2014, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker purchased a $3.2 million six-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion in the gated community of Old Ivy in Atlanta’s Buckhead district. The contemporary French-style estate features five fireplaces, an elevator, an infinity pool with a waterfall and spa, and a backyard zen garden.
Cars owned by Kandi Burruss:
At one point, she owned three Rolls-Royce vehicles, which included two Ghosts and a Drophead Coupe. She also holds a Bentley Mulsanne, Mercedes-Benz S 550, Range Rover Sport Supercharged, Porsche Cayenne Turbo S SUV 4dr Auto AWD (5.9L 8cyl Turbo 7A), and a Porsche Panamera Turbo.
Kandi Burruss’ net worth: How does she spend it? Kandi Burruss spends her money on her two homes, three cars, and living expenses. It is also reported that Kandi has bought some new jewelry and lots of clothing for the new baby Riley who was born in October 2015. She spent an estimated $1,500 on a pair of earrings from Hennesy & Ingalls!
She is one of the stars on The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA), which debuted on October 7, 2008. Burruss is a member of the group Xscape and a former member of the group TLC. She has written and produced songs for such artists as Whitney Houston and other various artists.
Kandi Burruss Salary
$450,000 per season; Kandi’s net worth is $35 million US dollars (2017).
Kandi Burruss has an annual salary of $450,000. The Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) aired on October 7, 2008. TLC was founded in 1990. She has written and produced songs for such artists as Whitney Houston and other various artists. It was released as a single in 1999 and sold more than 1 million copies earning a platinum certification from RIAA. Kandi Burruss’s net worth is $35 million US dollars (as of 2017).
Housewives Of Atlanta premiered on October 7, 2008. She has written and produced songs for such artists as Whitney Houston and other various artists. It was released as a single in 1999 and sold more than 1 million copies earning a platinum certification from RIAA (RHOA. Kandi Burruss’s net worth is $35 million US dollars (as of 2017).