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UPDATE (June 22, 2018, 10:45 a.m.): Kandi and the group of fierce ladies were joined by Jermaine Dupri at the 31st annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Thursday (June 21) in Los Angeles when they accepted the ASCAP Golden Note Award. Other attendees included 2 Chainz, Timbaland and Migos. "Tonight was a great night! Thanks @jermainedupri for seeing something in us & giving us our start. 25 years later & we’re still winning awards. Thank you @ascap for the #GoldenNote award! @ascapurban#ascapawards #Xscape," Kandi wrote on Instagram.
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Kandi Burruss was the first woman to ever earn the prestigious honor of Songwriter of the Year by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) back in 2000. Now, her R&B group Xscape is getting the Golden Note Award from ASCAP at their annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards event on June 21 in Los Angeles.
“Xscape knocked us all out in the ‘90s with their powerful vocal harmonies and surprised absolutely no one as they went on to become one of the most prolific female R&B groups of all time,” ASCAP president Paul Williams said in a statement provided to Billboard. “Decades later, all four members have gone on to individual success in music and on screen, and we are thrilled to recognize their achievements with the ASCAP Golden Note Award.” Previous Golden Note winners include A Tribe Called Quest, Duran Duran, and Lauryn Hill.
Tameka "Tiny" Harris, LaTocha Scott, and Tamika Scott rebranded as Xscap3 this year and have been recording music without Kandi, but fans can catch all four members performing together when they hit the road again in July for select dates.
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