ASCAP is announcing the presentation of its prestigious Golden Note Award to Xscape next month. The R&B group will be honored during the organization’s 31st annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on June 21 in Los Angeles.
The four members of Xscape — Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, Tamika Scott and LaTocha Scott — join previous Golden Note recipients such as Usher, Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys and Jay-Z. The female group first came to prominence in 1993 with its platinum debut album Hummin’ Comin’ At ‘Cha, which featured the hits “Just Kickin’ It” and “Understanding.”
Discovered by producer Jermaine Dupri, Xscape later scored two more platinum albums, Off the Hook and Traces of My Lipstick, and additional hits including “The Arms of the One Who Loves You,” “Who Can I Run To” and “My Little Secret.” Last year, Xscape celebrated its 25th anniversary with a reunion tour and a docu-series on Bravo.
“Xscape knocked us all out in the ‘90s with their powerful vocal harmonies and surprised absolutely no one as they went on to become one of the most prolific female R&B groups of all time,” said ASCAP president Paul Williams in a statement. “Decades later, all four members have gone on to individual success in music and on screen, and we are thrilled to recognize their achievements with the ASCAP Golden Note Award.”