Before Bravo made reality stars out of people who don’t actually live in reality, the ladies featured on our shows had to pay the bills. Some of them were still on their first faces and first marriages. Quite a few of them were dipping their toes in the world of acting. The women on Real Housewives of Atlanta all come from various entertainment backgrounds and had pretty close encounters with fame.
Kandi Burruss is probably the most successful businesswoman currently on the show. Back in the 90’s Kandi’s group Xscape was a thing, and there was a time when nothing but TLC songs Kandi wrote played on the local radio station. Obviously Cynthia Bailey was one of the first mainstream Black models and opened the door during a time when women of color were not highlighted on magazine covers. And then we have Kenya Moore. Back in
the stone ages 1993, Kenya won the Miss America USA title and managed to receive some onset accolades from a VERY famous diva. Spoiler alert, Kenya was terrified of her.
Following in the footsteps of her costar Kim Zolciak, Bravo announced yesterday that Kandi Burruss has also received her own show on the network!
The show, titled “The Kandi Factory” will follow the Real Housewives of Atlanta star as she attempts to transform music hopefuls into the next big popstar. If she can do it with Kim, she can do it with anyone no?
“With her breakout personality and straightforward attitude, Bravo fans have grown to love Kandi on ‘The Real Housewives of Atlanta,’” said Eli Lehrer, Vice President of Development for Bravo. “‘The Kandi Factory’ will capture a unique look at her successful music career as Kandi transforms two music hopefuls into the next big popstar.”
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In the special, Kandi will give two protégés the opportunity to come to Atlanta and learn the fundamentals of pop music success. She has identified three factors that have to fit perfectly together to create a pop sensation: the song, the look and the performance. Kandi and her team of experts at The Kandi Factory will then work with the two contestants in order to turn them into music superstars.
Kandi, one of the few housewives with an actual talent, is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and former member of the platinum-selling music group Xscape. Kandi also owns a Grammy thanks to her work on TLC’s mega-hit “No Scrubs.”
No word yet on when the show will air but those interested in participating have until Oct. 24 to submit an application at www.kandiprojectcasting.com.
TELL US – WILL YOU BE TUNING IN TO WATCH KANDI’S SHOW?
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss proves to us that miracles can happen as she turned fellow castmate, Kim Zolciak’s song into a dance hit. The Grammy award-winning songwriter who has written hit songs for popular acts such as TLC and Nsync helped write and produce Kim’s new hit – “Tardy For The Party.”
Despite earlier reports that came out this week claiming Kim’s song had been yanked off Itunes due to her non payment to producer Don Vitto, Kim has come out denying the entire story, and clarifying her song is still available on Itunes. A quick check on Itunes proves the song is still indeed available, leading us to believe the entire “lawsuit” saga was nothing but a big publicity stunt.
So the question of the moment is –
Tell Us: You be the judge – Is “Tardy for the party” a hit or miss? What are your thoughts on the past episode of the Atlanta Housewives? Is Nene’s Ego Out of Control?
If you saw the premier of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta, then you know that Grammy-winning songwriter Kandi Burruss is the newest addition to the show.
During the premier, not only did we meet Kandi’s adorable young daughter Riley, but also her fiance AJ, a father of 6 kids. Well the news around the blogmosphere is that AJ’s 6 kids are by 4 different women. You read right, 4 different women. Plus both Kandi’s mother and daughter seem to be against them getting married.
In a new interview with Eonline, Kandi reveals information regarding the wedding, and sheds light on her dispute with NeNe Leakes. Read on to find out all the juicy details. It seems Kandi’s wedding to her fiance is on hold for now. Kandi reveals she and her fiance are experiencing some problems.
These are excerpts from the interview.
Will we see your wedding on camera?
No, uh-uh, it didn’t get that far. You will see us trying to plan, but you will see a lot of the problems and the different issues that are going on.
Have you set a date?
We haven’t set a date, and I’m just going to be real with you: We have been having serious issues. My drama has been ongoing since the taping has stopped. We just got engaged right before the taping of the show. So things that I would have to deal with or things I would have to learn about, I had to learn about and deal with it while the cameras were there, which makes things even more tense, you know what I mean?
Of course, but are you still together?
Um, we are dealing with things, but that’s about as far as I can go.
The newest woman to join Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast is none other than Kandi Burruss. Kandi is a successful songwriter as well as former member of the R&B group Xscape.
Kandi is replacing DeShawn Snow on the new season of the show. The new season started filming weeks ago. It will be interesting to see how Kandi fits in with the other ladies. Will she be ringing in the drama? Only time will tell.