Kandi Burruss is one of the stars of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Before joining the reality series, however, this talented woman has already been making a name for herself in the world of music.
Born on May 17, 1976 in Atlanta, Georgia, Burruss is a former member of the R&B vocal group Xscape who focused on producing and songwriting shortly after the quartet disbanded. Her efforts proved to be fruitful as she won the ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Award for Songwriter of the Year in 2000, and penned hits like "Bills, Bills, Bills" by Destiny's Child, "There You Go" by Pink and "No Scrubs" by TLC, which won the 2000 Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. Additionally, she has also written songs for Alicia Keys, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston.
Following the death of her fiance Ashley Jewell, who died due to injuries sustained from a brawl in 2009, Burruss kept herself busy with her web show, Kandi Koated Nights, her album Kandi Koated and her intimate luxury line Bedroom Kandi. Now married to Todd Tucker, she's trying to balance marriage with her busy career while being a step-mom to Todd’s daughter, Kaela.
"I like a dude who is a nice dressed man. I like a dude who is really into his appearance. I don’t really go for looks all the time but if a dude dresses really nice or if he gets a nice haircut, a lineup, or if he has a beard and his beard is trimmed perfectly, I think that is so sexy."