‘Leave U’ Kandi’s New Single is Available on iTunes Now

KANDI is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter/producer/actress and entrepreneur who has 56 million CDs sold to date — 14 platinum and 17 gold discs — attached to her name. In addition, Kandi made history by being the first woman to win ASCAP’s Rhythm & Soul Awards as “Songwriter of the Year.” She started her career in 1993 as a teenager in the multi-platinum-selling group Xscape, has gone on to be the most favored cast member as an Atlanta Housewife and is now set to release her sophomore solo disc, KANDI KOATED, on Warner Bros. this Fall. Kandi’s lead single, “LEAVE U,” is available for sale on iTunes today!

In promotion of the disc and single, Kandi joins the “Back To Me” 30-city tour with Fantasia starting on Thursday, November 4th in Richmond, VA at the Landmark Theater and ending on Saturday, January 1st in St. Louis, MO at the Fox Theater. Also performing on the tour is Eric Benet. (Tour dates to follow)

KANDI recently shot the video for the Jazze Phae-produced “LEAVE U,” this past Friday, October 1st in Atlanta. “Leave U” explains what could happen when a person stops doing the things they did to get you. The Darren Grant-directed video depicts how relationships aren’t always perfect but you should never give up on the idea of a relationship, as there is always someone out there that is perfect for you.

KANDI released her first solo album, “Hey Kandi,” to international acclaim in 2000. Ten years later she is set to release, KANDI KOATED, her sophomore album that she says is “a relationship CD” to the masses. The album features production by Neyo, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Jazze Phae, K.P. and Malay, Brian Michael Cox, Black Elvis, Drumma Boy, and St. Nick. The only feature is her Xscape bandmate Tiny who performs with Kandi on “Superwoman.”

KANDI has written on every song on KANDI KOATED and says, “This is definitely going to be a more personal record. It’s mostly about relationships. And not just about a man with a woman but life’s relationships. In particular, a record that means the world to me is called ‘Leroy Jones,’ it’s about my stepfather. He is an incredible man and has meant so much to me over the years so I wanted to honor him.”

KANDI rose to stardom during her journey with her former group Xscape who released three consecutive multi-platinum discs. In late 1998, the group split, however Kandi focused on her career as a songwriter. She earned her first #1 single, penning R&B trio TLC’s smash hit “No Scrubs” and went on to write hit songs for Destiny’s Child (“Bills, Bills, Bills” and “Bug-A-Boo”) and for the likes of superstars such as Justin Timberlake, Pink, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men. In 2000, ASCAP recognized her ability as a lyricist and became the first woman to take home its Rhythm and Soul Award for Songwriter of the Year. Kandi has a weekly blog with Interactive One’s “Hello Beautiful,” is the host of her own online TV show via Ustream called “Kandi Koated Nights,” and has a prosperous boutique called T.A.G.S in her hometown of Atlanta.

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT KANDI IN A CITY NEAR YOU:
Thursday, November 4th Richmond, VA @ Landmark Theater
Friday, November 5th Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
Saturday, November 6th Philadelphia @ Tower Theatre
Sunday, November 7th Baltimore @ Myerhoff Symphony Hall
Wednesday, November 10th Savannah, GA @ Johnny Mercer Theatre
Thursday, November 11th Atlanta @ Fox Theatre
Friday, November 12th Tampa @ Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center
Saturday, November 13th Jacksonville , FL @ Moran Theater
Sunday, November 14th Miami @ James L. Knight Center
Wednesday, November 17th Charlotte @ Owens Auditorium
Thursday November 18th Greensboro, NC @ War Memorial Auditorium
Friday, November 19th Columbia, SC @ Township Auditorium
Saturday, November 20th Birmingham, AL @ BJCC Concert Hall
Wednesday, November 24th LA @ Nokia Theater
Friday, November 26th San Diego @ Copley Symphony Hall
Saturday, November 27th Oakland, CA @ Paramount Theater
Thursday, December 2nd Dallas @ Verizon Theater @ Grand Prairie
Friday, December 3rd Southaven, MS @ DeSoto Civic Center
Saturday, December 4th New Orleans @ Kiefer Uno Lakefront Arena
Sunday, December 5th Houston, Reliant Arena
Wednesday, December 8th Indianapolis @ Murat Theater @ Old National
Thursday, December 9th Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace Theater
Friday, December 10th Detroit @ Fox Theater
Saturday, December 11th Cincinnati @ Procter and Gamble at Aronoff
Sunday, December 12th Augusta, GA @ Bell Auditorium
Monday, December 27th NYC @ Beacon Theater
Tuesday, December 28th Washington, DC @ DAR Constitution Hall
Wednesday, December 29th Cleveland @ State Theater
Thursday, December 30th Chicago @ Auditorium Theater
Saturday, January 1st St. Louis @ Fox Theater

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