Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram Photo: Kandi Burruss Smiles With Tiny in Throwback Photo

Some of the stars of The Real Housewives of Atlanta only became famous after the show began airing several years ago, but our girl Kandi Burruss was a force to reckoned with years before Bravo made her a reality queen.

Kandi has been an accomplished singer, songwriter, and performer for years (she has a Grammy, you guys) and because of her tremendous talent and enviable work ethic, she’s worked with some of the biggest names in the biz throughout her career.

Kandi has plenty of snapshots of herself with all of the artists and friends she’s worked with over the years, and frequently posts them as Throwback Thursday photos on Instagram. On December 5 she posted two throwback pictures. First up, she shared a snapshot of her and dear friend, Tiny (Tameka Cottle).

Last minute #tbt! @majorgirl & I about 17yrs ago. I was SUPER skinny....” Kandi wrote alongside the old snap. Super skinny indeed! Both gorgeous gals were showing plenty of skin, but Kandi’s petite frame and low-cut dress are really something else. Girlfriend looks really good.

Credit: Kandi Burruss on Instagram Photo: Kandi Burruss Poses With Monica and Alicia Keys

In the second photo, Kandi shows us that she’s got tons of clout in the music industry, but it’s not like we needed any more proof of that! “One more #tbt. @aliciakeys @monicamylife & I about 9 or 10 years ago. Not sure where we were & not sure what possessed me to go with NO makeup on....#ilookcrazy #theylookgreat Lol! Love them,” she wrote.

As you may have guessed from the caption, the photo shows a barefaced Kandi on the far left posing with singer Monica and the lovely Alicia Keys. Even though Kandi doesn’t have a stitch of makeup on, she still looks great!

What do you think of Kandi’s throwbacks? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Credit: Celebified Photo: Former Real Housewives Of Atlanta Star Kim Zolciak Gives Birth To Twins!