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SWV and XSCAPE Join Forces in a New Limited Series, and Here's How Kandi Feels About It
Everything you need to know about SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B, premiering this March on Bravo.
This March, Bravo is bringing the drama and giving you the ultimate playlist featuring two of the best-selling girl groups of all time in the new limited series, SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B.
The members of XSCAPE (featuring Kandi Burruss, duh!) will join forces with the members of SWV in the limited series out next month. In the trailer, above, Kandi proclaims "here we go" as the two chart-topping "powerhouse female R&B groups" work through ups and downs as they come together for a "special one-night concert event." But, as you can see, the women will face some obstacles along the way.
Kandi later shared on Instagram “I ain’t ready” about the drama featured in the trailer.
When Does SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B Premiere?
The limited series premieres Sunday, March 5, at 9:30/8:30c on Bravo. The press release notes that "this six-part limited series puts fans in a VIP front-row seat and offers backstage access to ’90s nostalgia as SWV and XSCAPE pull back the curtain on their personal and professional lives and prepare to hit the stage together."
Who Is the Cast of SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B?
The series follows multiplatinum R&B trio SWV (Sisters With Voices) featuring Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons as well as mega-successful R&B quartet XSCAPE featuring Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and siblings LaTocha Bivens and Tamika Scott.
Meet the Members of XSCAPE
The group includes Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and siblings LaTocha Bivens, and Tamika Scott. Bravo fans are well acquainted with Kandi thanks to The Real Housewives of Atlanta. Kandi and XSCAPE also previously appeared on the Bravo series, Xscape: Still Kickin' It.
XSCAPE has sold more than 9 million records worldwide and notched six top-10 songs hitting the Billboard 100.
Meet the Members of SWV
The group includes members Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” Johnson, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons. The group has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and been nominated for three Grammy Awards.
More About SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B
According to a press release, "For more than three decades, SWV and XSCAPE have reigned supreme with chart-topping hits, showstopping performances, sold-out tours and epic breakups. Although both groups are undisputedly talented and the competition is friendly, the fan-fueled rivalry between the New York new jack swinging trio and the Atlanta hip-hop soul quartet has always been as legendary as the bands themselves. Now, as they come together for a spectacular one-night-only concert event, these seven powerful voices must juggle family and career commitments while learning to collaborate with their fiercest competitors. The ladies will take viewers on the ultimate fan experience as they reveal the inner workings of putting on a live concert and expose the discord and complex dynamics of sisterhood within singing groups —such as the bombshell revelation of the Scott sisters’ dark secret, which threatens to tear their family apart and drive a wedge between XSCAPE. From wars about set design and setlists, to epic battles over which group should headline, these women don’t hold back."
The press release adds, "Each episode will capture the highs and lows of their journey as they race against a ticking clock to create a career-reigniting concert. But can these strong-willed songstresses ever reach an accord? Not before sharing their most vulnerable moments and venturing beyond business to try healing the personal hurts that stand in the way of their futures."
The press release adds that "SWV & XSCAPE: The Queens of R&B is produced by Monami Productions with Mona Scott-Young, Stephanie R. Gayle, Michael Lang, Maryam Janhabin, Charles Davis and Patrick McCabe serving as executive producers. LaTocha Scott-Bivens, Kandi Burruss, Cheryl “Coko” Gamble, Tamara “Taj” George, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, LeAnne “Lelee” Lyons and Tamika Scott also serve as executive producers."
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