Xscape was a platinum-selling R&B group. They formed back in 1991 in Atlanta and created some of the genre's greatest music over the next decade. They broke up and reunited for a few years, but seemed to disband for good in 2009. That is before they announced on Tuesday that they were all coming back together to release a new album.

The surprise announcement

Three of the original members of Xscape appeared at the V103 radio station in Atlanta on Tuesday to announce the comeback: Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, and Tamika Scott.

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They made the announcement during a Facebook Live chat. LaTocha Scott, the fourth original member of the group, chimed in over the phone because she couldn't be in town on Tuesday.

The announcement by Xscape noted that the group would be coming out with an album, hopefully, some time in 2017. It would be the group's first studio album in nearly two decades. The announcement also came with a hint that the group may consider touring in support of their record. In other words, this reunion is as legitimate as any previously rumored for the R&B girls group.

Getting an iconic group back together

This is not the first time Xscape has tried to get back together. In 2005, the Scott sisters reunited with Tiny and brought in Kiesha Miles to replace Kandi Burruss on the forthcoming record. A mixtape came to be that gained support in Atlanta, but a studio album never gained enough traction to be released to the public.

Their debut album, "Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha," remains the group's best-selling record, hitting the No.

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17 spot on the Billboard 200 back in 1993. Two of their most popular singles, "Just Kickin' It" and "Understanding," come from that record. Three other songs managed to peak in the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. After they had split up, each had solo careers, and some even had reality television shows, seeing a spectrum of success on their own. With Xscape getting back together, however, there will be some quality 90s R&B returning to the airwaves.

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