You know Xscape, even if you don’t think you do.
One of the original 1990s girl groups, they broke up in the early 2000s but have reunited for Bravo TV show “Still Kickin It,” to make new music – and to tour.
The Great Xscape Tour – which stops Thursday, Dec. 7, at Colonial Life Arena – is a who’s who of 1990s girls groups (no, Beyonce isn’t coming, but there are several Destiny’s Child ties). Here’s who you can expect to see:
Who’s in the group: Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle-Harris, LaTocha Scott and Tamika Scott.
How you know them: The multiplatinum group had major successes in the 1990s, including:
▪ “Just Kickin’ It” peaked at No. 2 in 1993.
▪ “The Arms of the One Who Loves You” peaked at No. 7 in 1998.
▪ “Who Can I Run To” peaked at No. 8 in 1995.
Also, Cottle-Harris (nicknamed Tiny because of her height – 4 feet, 11 inches) starred with husband and rapper T.I. on VH1’s “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.” The two are divorcing.
Fun fact: Cottle-Harris and Burruss won a Grammy Award for Best R&B Song. The two co-wrote TLC’s 1999 hit “No Scrubs” with producer Kevin Briggs. They’re also credited on Ed Shereen’s “Shape of You” for what Billboard called “some rhythmic similarities” between the songs.
How you know her: Monica has also acted, playing a supporting role in the 2000 film “Boys and Girls,” as well as a role in the TV movie “Love Song.” She was the first artist to top the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song chart in the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.
Fun fact: “The Late Late Show” parodied the Grammy Award-winning song “The Boy is Mine.” Watch host James Corden and actor Jeffrey Tambor fight for actor John Boyega’s heart in a remake of “The Boy is Mine,” re-titled “The Boyega Is Mine.”
Credits: “Love and War” peaked at No. 57 in 2012. “If You Don’t Wanna Love Me” peaked at No. 89 in 2000. “All The Way Home” peaked at No. 96 in 2013.
How you know her: The founding member of the R&B group the Braxtons also starred on the WE TV reality show “Braxton Family Values” with her sisters – Toni, Traci, Towanda and Trina.
Fun fact: Braxton is working on an album titled “Bluebird of Happiness.” She posted on social media in September that it’s her “best work to date” – and that it will be her last album. She told BET that she’s stepping way from her music to focus on her relationship with husband and manager Vince Herbert.
How you know her: Zonnique, whose last name is Pullins, formerly performed with the teen group OMG Girlz, which also featured Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Carter). The group, whose name is an acronym for “Officially Miss Guided,” formed in 2009 and split up to pursue solo careers in 2015. Two of their singles, “Where the Boys At?” and “Gucci This (Gucci That),” peaked on the R&B charts at 77 and 59, respectively.
Oh, also she’s Tiny’s oldest child. Tiny split from Zonnique’s stepdad, rapper T.I., earlier this year.
Fun fact: Zonnique and Carter have reunited on the We TV program “Growing Up Hip Hop: Atlanta.” Other stars are child hip-hop star Bow Wow, who grew up working with Snoop and Jermaine Dupri; Shaniah Mauldin, Dupri’s biological daughter; Ayana Fite, daughter of Beastie Boy DJ Hurricane; and Brandon Barnes, son of hip-hop manager Ms. Deb and brother of Waka Flocka.
Who’s in the group: Kristal Lyndriette Smith, Ashly Williams, Brienna DeVlugt, Gabrille “Gabby” Carreiro, and Shyann Roberts.
How you know them: “I’ve been in one of the greatest girl groups of all time, and I want to see it happen again,” Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child fame said in the first episode of the BET reality docu-series “Chasing Destiny.” The result was June’s Diary. After their own promotional tour, they opened for R. Kelly and Brandy and performed at the Essence Music Festival in June.
Fun fact: In an interview with BET, the group told BET they chose their name because they “spiritually connected” to the month of June. “A lot of great things happened for us in the month of June,” Smith said. In June 2016, they won “Chasing Destiny” and released their first single.
If you go
Xscape: The Great Xscape Tour with special guests Monica, Tamar Braxton, Zonnique and June’s Diary
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7.
WHERE: Colonial Life Arena, 801 Lincoln St.
TICKETS: Starting at $49.