In celebration of their 20-plus year legacy, TLC keeps the memory alive on “Meant to Be,” the one new song on their upcoming album 20. The Ne-Yo-penned track also serves as the theme song for their upcoming movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, which premieres Oct. 21 on VH1.
“This goes out to forever/ Through sunshine or the rainiest weather/ And no matter what, it will always be us together,” sings T-Boz.
Due Oct. 15, 20 features 13 of the group’s biggest hits including their four No. 1 singles “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty.”
T-Boz and Chilli are also working on an album of all-new material for release in 2014.
On Oct. 15, TLC will celebrate their 20-plus year legacy with their greatest hits album 20 (LaFace/Epic Records). The best-selling female group has revealed the cover and tracklisting for the project, which features 13 of their biggest hits including their four No. 1 singles “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty,” plus a new track written by Ne-Yo, “Meant to Be.”
The latter will be heard during the closing credits of the upcoming VH1 Original Movie, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, which inspired the tracklisting for 20.
The made-for-TV film, which stars Keke Palmer as Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, Drew Sidora as Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, and Lil Mama as Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, will premiere Oct. 21 on VH1.
To promote the album and movie, Chilli and T-Boz will appear on “Good Morning America” on Oct. 15, “The View” on Oct. 16, and “The Wendy Williams Show” on Oct. 17.
In addition to their greatest hits collection, TLC is working on a full album with all-new material to be released in 2014.
The iHeartRadio Music Festival returned to Las Vegas with a superstar lineup. Hip-hop, R&B, rock, pop, and country artists filled the bill at the two-day festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Friday’s concert kicked off with performances from Chris Brown, J. Cole, Elton John, Katy Perry, Queen, fun., and more.
Diddy got the show started by introducing Robin Thicke, who performed “Blurred Lines.” J. Cole brought out TLC and Miguel, Katy Perry performed “Dark Horse” with Juicy J, and Chris Brown delivered thrills with his dance-heavy set.
During an interview backstage, Breezy confirmed that his album X will be released in November. He also revealed the titles of two songs he wrote for J.Lo’s album, “Same Girl” and “Emotions.”
After presenting onstage, Kelly Rowland posed backstage with T-Boz and Chilli, J. Cole met Elton John, and Drake caught up with Katy Perry.
The festival continues today with performances from Drake, Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Bruno Mars, Miguel, Danity Kane, Ke$ha, and more.
J. Cole joined a diverse lineup of artists including Elton John, Queen, and Katy Perry at last night’s iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas. The Roc Nation MC brought his own special guests onstage during his set at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. He was joined by Miguel for “Power Trip” and surprised the audience by performing “Crooked Smile” with TLC for the very first time.
“I just happen to have on this song one of the greatest groups of all time that I grew up listening to and I’m honored to have them on the song, and I’m also honored to have them here with me tonight,” said Cole. “Ladies and gentlemen, make some noise for TLC.”
Chilli and T-Boz took the stage alongside Cole while singing the hook on his empowering anthem, sharing an embrace at the end.
“@JColeNC is tall greatness!!” tweeted Chilli.
The duo’s greatest hits album drops Oct. 15, while their made-for-TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story premieres Oct. 21 on VH1.
J. Cole sends a powerful message against the war on drugs in the short film for “Crooked Smile,” the TLC-assisted single off his sophomore album Born Sinner. A family gathering turns tragic in the cinematic clip, which was inspired by Aiyana Stanley-Jones, the 7-year-old girl who was killed in a Detroit drug raid in 2010.
Cole plays the young girl’s big brother. His parents and sister come over to celebrate her birthday, but cops end up raiding the house at night, arresting Cole for drugs and shooting the innocent girl.
Meanwhile, one of the police officers is shown in similar scenes with his daughter, who happens to be Cole’s sister’s classmate. Despite their different backgrounds, they’re more similar than they thought.
The National Anthem plays in the background while an emotional Cole looks through the back seat of a cop car as his sister’s body is carried out.
He dedicates the somber clip to Stanley-Jones with a message: “And please reconsider your war on drugs.”
TLC continued their comeback campaign at Sunday’s VMAs. In anticipation of their upcoming album, Chilli and T-Boz walked the red carpet and introduced Drake’s performance.
During the commercials, VH1 aired a new trailer for the upcoming TLC biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer, and Drew Sidora bear an uncanny resemblance to Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz in the scripted film, which premieres October 21 at 9 p.m.
In the 30-second spot, the actresses recreate famous moments from the trio’s life and career including their Grammy wins, relationship drama, and even burning down a house (as Left Eye did in 1994).
“This is how a group can sell 10 million albums and be broke,” says Lil Mama, who plays Left Eye.
Watch the promo below and get excited for TLC’s return.
TLC launched their big comeback with a performance at the Mixtape Festival 2013. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas reunited onstage for their first U.S. performance in years in Hershey, PA on Saturday.