Kandi Burruss On Stage - Theater Credits, Bio and Tickets

Kandi Burruss

Kandi Burruss was born on May 17, 1976 in College Park, Georgia. She attended Tri-Cities High School in East Point, Georgia, and graduated in 1994. Whilst at high school, she met LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott and finally Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and formed the girl group Xscape. The quartet's major breakthrough performance came in 1992 with an appearance on BET's "Teen Summit" with Burruss aged 15 years old. The TV appearance led to the girls signing with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def Recordings. Their debut album "Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha" was released in October 1993 and garnered both critical and commercial success. Xscape released two further albums in the 1990s - "Off the Hook" in 1995 and "Traces of My Lipstick" in 1998. All three albums were certified platinum and spawned the hits "Just Kickin' It," "Understanding," "Feels So Good," "Who Can I Run To," and "The Arms of the One Who Loves You," among others. In June 2017, Xscape reunited at the BET Awards and embarked on a reunion tour from November 2017 until early January 2018.

Burruss has also experienced success as a solo artist, releasing her debut album "Hey Kandi..." in 2000, an EP entitled "Fly Above" in 2009, and a second studio album of "Kandi Koated" in 2010. She has also enjoyed a prolific career as a songwriter, most notably co-writing hits such as "No Scrubs" for TLC, "Bills, Bills, Bills" for Destiny's Child, and "There You Go" for P!nk.

In 2009, Burruss also became a Reality TV star, joining the second season of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" on Bravo, which also led to spin-off series "The Kandi Factory" in 2012, "Kandi's Wedding" in 2014, and "Kandi's Ski Trip" in 2015.

She made her Broadway debut in a special limited engagement as Matron 'Mama' Morton in Chicago from January 15 through to March 11, 2018.


Kandi Burruss in Chicago
(Photo by Jeremy Daniel)