TLC is an American girl group whose repertoire spanned R&B, hip hop, soul, funk, and new jack swing. TLC originally
composed singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.
Also known as
Between 1992 and 2002, the band had ten top ten singles, four number one singles, four multi-platinum albums,
and won five Grammy Awards.
TLC has sold more than 23 million albums and 6.5 million singles in the United States alone.
Worldwide they have sold more than 65 million records and are ranked as the best-selling American female group of all time
Africa, Georgia, United States
R&B, hip hop,
new jack swing
TLC was going to originally stand for Tionne, Left Eye and Crystal.
But when they auditioned for Laface, an exec didn't like Crystal's voice,
so they replaced her with "Chilli".
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
(passed away April 25, 2002
at the age of 30)
• CrazySexyCool (1994) was the first girl group album to be certified diamond (10 million units sold)
• Rozonda Thomas has a son (Tron) with producer Dallas Austin
• T-Boz has a daughter (Chase) with rapper Mack 10 who she married in August 2000 (Divorced in 2004)
I would dearly love to hook-up with Mel C again. We've spoken about it and she's really keen on the idea too. The Spice Girls were massive in America, but it would be nice for Mel to have a hit of her own there. Maybe this will be the one.
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[DMC and Lisa] Left Eye ... The VH-1 Rock Docs.
Well, that Diana Ross line is not meant to be negative. The important thing is that I'm bigger than being a member of TLC. I am my own entity.
My grandmother brainwashed me against my mother. So after living with my grandmother for a while, I became sassy [with my mother). I was 11 years old at the time and that's when I started to experience the negative things in life. Before then I was an angel. I was at the head of my class, and I was so well-mannered.
My case wasn't that severe. I'd been drinking a lot, so I spent three days in detox where they monitored me. After that I went to AA classes where you have to say, "Hi, my name is Lisa, and I am an alcoholic." I always refused to say that part.
4 MTV Video Music Awards including Video of the Year, Best Group Video, Best R&B Video, and Viewer's Choice
2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Creep") and Best R&B Album (CrazySexyCool)
'Teen Choice Award' for Choice Group.
MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video ("No Scrubs")
2 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year and Best R&B/Soul Single, Group or Duo ("No Scrubs")
Aretha Franklin Award for Entertainer of the Year
2 Grammy Awards for Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("No Scrubs") and Best R&B Album (Fanmail)
American Music Award for Favorite R&B Band/Duo/Group
2 Soul Train Music Awards for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo ("No Scrubs") and Best R&B/Soul Album, Group, Band or Duo
Brit Award for Best International Group
Blockbuster Award for Favorite Group, R&B