Kandi Burruss Tucker
Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, actor, producer, restauranteur and “Real Housewives of Atlanta” fan-favorite Kandi Burruss Tucker is one-fourth of the prolific R&B quartet Xscape. Kandi formed Xscape with high school friends Tameka “Tiny” Harris, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott in 1993 as they exploded onto the Atlanta scene. Their meteoric rise yielded six consecutive top 10 hits and three platinum albums. Xscape disbanded in 1999 but came back together in 2017 to perform at the BET Awards. After witnessing the fan fervor for Xscape in 2017, the group hit the road again and chronicled their reunion on the hit Bravo docuseries “Xscape: Still Kickin’ It.”
Kandi is married to husband and business partner Todd Tucker and they have four children – Riley, Ace, Blaze and Kaela. Never one to slow down, she is currently juggling her wide array of business ventures – Kandi Koated Entertainment, Bedroom Kandi, Kandi Koated Cosmetics and her Atlanta restaurants, Old Lady Gang and Blaze Steak and Seafood. Kandi is a series regular on “The Chi,” has appeared on “Celebrity Big Brother” and won “The Masked Singer.” She is also the first African-American woman to win the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Songwriter of the Year Award.