[Musicians’ Galore] Kandi Burruss

15 Mar

Kandi Burruss-Tucker is an American singer-songwriter, television personality, actress, record producer and business woman. She is a member of the group Xscape, who scored hit singles including “My Little Secret,” “Understanding,” “Just Kickin’ It,” and “Feels So Good.”

She currently stars in the Bravo reality television series “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” since its second season premiere on July 30, 2009.

As a songwriter, Burruss has co-penned singles for other acts/artists including TLC’s “No Scrubs,” Destiny’s Child’s “Bills, Bills, Bills,” Pink’s “There You Go,” Usher’s “Pop Ya Collar,” Samantha Mumba’s “I’m Right Here,” Blu Cantrell’s “Make Me Wanna Scream,” and Isyss’ “Single for the Rest of My Life.”

Her extensive resume boasts further works for Whitney Houston (“Tell Me No”), Faith Evans (“Best Man”), Mariah Carey (“X-Girlfriend”), Alicia Keys (“Jane Doe”), Mya (“How You Gonna Tell Me”), 3LW (“Never Let Go”), Zena (“Pull Your Brakes”), Monica (“Uh Oh”), Yasmeen (“Blue Jeans”), Eden’s Crush (“No Drama”), N’Sync (“Makes Me Ill”), Fantasia (“Girl Like Me”), Karina Pasian (“They Ain’t Gotta Love You”) and Tommi (“Like What”).

Among the fellow songwriters Burruss has worked with are Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Katrina Willis, Traci Hale, Ester Dean, Jessyca Wilson, Brandon Beal, Shaffer “Ne-Yo” Smith, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd, and Phillip “Taj” Jackson.

On the production front, the winner of ASCAP’s “Songwriter of the Year” award in 2000 has collaborated with Soulshock & Karlin, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream, Babyface, Jermaine Dupri, She’kspere, Bryan Michael Cox, Jazze Pha, Dallas Austin, Blac Elvis, Scott Storch, Malay, Arnthor Birgisson, Lil Jon, Anders Bagge, Bloodshy & Avant, Carl Lowe, Don Vito, Manuel Seal, Leland, Drumma Boy, Jevon Hill, Focus, and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.

Hope you enjoy the following playlist dedicated to Kandi Burruss’ work!

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