Who is Kandi Burruss and what is her net worth 2018? Kandi Burruss is a singer who is a member of ‘Xscape’. She is also an actress, songwriter, record producer, business woman, and television personality. As a solo artist, she has released two albums in her career, including ‘Hey Kandi…’ in 2000 and ‘Kandi Koated’ in 2010. With the group Xscape, she released her debut album called ‘Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha’ in 1993. She has also appeared in various TV shows and is currently appearing in the reality TV series ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ since 2009. Burruss has also written songs for various other artists like Destiny’s Child and Pink.
Kandi Leniece Burruss-Tucker was born on May 17, 1976, in College Park, Georgia. She was born to parents Joyce Jones and Reverend Titus Burruss. She also had an elder brother by the name Patrick Riley, Patrick died at the age of 22 in a car crash in 1991.Her parents encouraged her to have a career in entertainment. She went to Tri-Cities High School located in East Point, Georgia. Burruss completed her graduation in 1994 from Tri-Cities. At the age of 15, she appeared in the television series ‘Teen Summit’ on BET.
Kandi Burruss has a daughter Riley Burruss born in 2002 from her boyfriend Russell “Block” Spencer. In January 2009, she was engaged with Ashley “A.J.” Jewell, however, Jewell died on October 2009 when he sustained head injuries. In April 2014, she married Todd Tucker. In January 2016, she gave birth to their son named Ace Wells Tucker. The couple resides in Atlanta along with their children Kaela, Riley, and Ace.
In October 1993, Kandi Burruss released her debut album called ‘Hummin’ Comin’ at ‘Cha’ with Xscape. It became a commercial and critical success and was certified with a platinum status. It also featured in several charts and had two top ten singles. In 1995, they released their second studio album called ‘Off the Hook’. It too became a platinum album and included the singles “Feels So Good” and “Who Can I Run To”.
Their third album called ‘Traces of My Lipstick’ sold over 1 million units in the United States. The group was disbanded after their third album. In 1999, Burruss wrote the song “No Scrubs” with Tameka “Tiny” Cottle which became a number 1 hit. She also wrote the debut single of Pink “There You Go.” In 2000, she released her debut solo album “Hey Kandi…” which included the single “Think I’m Not”.
In 2009, Kandi released her debut EP entitled ‘the Fly Above EP’. In December 2010, she released her second solo album ‘Kandi Koated’. In 2009, she became a cast of the reality TV series ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta’ and later recorded the single “Tardy for the Party” for Kim Zolciak. In 2012, she was seen in ‘The Kandi Factory’.
This was followed by ‘Kandi’s Wedding’ in 2014. It has been announced that she will be appearing in ‘Kandi’s Ski Trip’ for The Real Housewives of Atlanta.In 2011, she appeared in the web series ‘Kandi Koated Nights’ on Ustream.
In 2000, Kandi Burruss won the Grammy Award for “No Scrubs” on TLC in the category of ‘Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
Kandi Burruss Net Worth
Kandi Burruss successfully released two platinum sales albums with her group. Their third album too was a gold certified album. As a solo artist too she has released two studio albums. Kandi Burruss’s net worth is an estimated $38 million. She owes this wealth to the sale of her albums.
Part of this income also comes from her appearance on television particularly from The Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also has made appearances on Let’s Stay Together, Chef Roblé & Co., Thicker Than Water: The Tankards, and Single Ladies. She is the owner of the sex toy company Bedroom Kandi. Her show Kandi Koated Nights are shown both on Ustream and on television.
Kandi Burruss’ wedding with Todd Tucker was telecasted in the spin-off of The Real Housewives of Atlanta called Kandi’s Wedding in April 2014. The show was watched by many and brought high ratings for Bravo TV.