2019 Honoree
Xscape

Xscape

XSCAPE exploded onto the music scene in the 90’s, and emerged as one of the most prolific female R&B groups of all time. Mid-tempo melodies traversed them to the top of the charts, securing 3 platinum albums, and selling over ten million albums worldwide. Their talent was unmatched and their success was unstoppable.

Hailing from College Park, GA, sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, joined forces when they met at a performing arts high school. The group was discovered in Atlanta by Jermaine Dupri, who signed them to his up-and-coming label, So So Def.

Their debut album, Hummin' Comin' At 'Cha (1993), was a critical and commercial success. The platinum album launched two top 10 singles, "Just Kickin' It", and "Understanding", which both became platinum number-one hits. Although criticized at times for their street image, XSCAPE changed the face of R&B. Their powerful vocals created an incomparable sound, and their infectious ballads appealed to a wide audience.

Two additional platinum albums later, growing personal and professional issues created tension amongst the group and they split. But the disbandment did not limit individual success for these talented vocalists. Separately, the ladies embarked on paths that would lead them to writing Grammy award winning hit songs, acting, starting families, and even becoming TV stars.

With their 25th year anniversary approaching, R&B quartet XSCAPE has reunited to commemorate this occasion with a rerelease of their debut album, a documentary capturing their journey toward a momentous group performance in almost 2 decades, an electrifying tour, and a provocative film that will reveal their untold story from teens in College Park to industry icons.

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