Class is in session, and now it’s time to sit up straight and get an education! And in the case of Pop School, it’s artists who are teaching you a lesson on their classic hits. Start taking notes!
Singer-songwriter Kandi has had an unparalleled career: From starting out in the classic ’90s R&B girl group Xscape to writing hits for TLC, Pink and Destiny’s Child to forging a successful career as a solo artist to starring on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and her own talent competition The Kandi Factory, the singer-songwriter-superstar-mogul has a Grammy, a string of Hot 100 smashes and an ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award.
One of her crowning achievements, though, was writing “No Scrubs” for TLC — the now-iconic track stayed at #1 for four weeks and was the Top Airplay Song of 1999. (It also introduced a new word into the vernacular.) When Kandi stopped by Idolator headquarters in New York City to talk about her new show The Kandi Factory, I couldn’t resist quizzing her about the origins of “No Scrubs” — and her trip down memory lane proved very revealing. More »