TLC

Jul
25
TLC Readies New Album for October, Taps Lil Mama for Reunion Performance

Lil Mama, Chilli, and T-Boz

TLC is gearing up for an Epic comeback. In addition to their VH1 biopic and reunion performance, the multi-platinum R&B group has announced details surrounding their new album.

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Jul
25
First Look: VH1’s Original Movie ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story’

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Over 20 years after making their debut with Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip, VH1 is bringing the best-selling female R&B group to the screen in the made-for-TV movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer, and Drew Sidora transform into Left Eye, Chilli, and T-Boz in the scripted film, which chronicles the trio’s rise to fame, their struggles, and the music, which sold 65 million records worldwide.

In the first teaser, the cast recreates the videos for TLC’s hits “Waterfalls” and “No Scrubs,” and their resemblance to the original members is uncanny.

Surviving members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas serve as executive producers of the biopic, which will air on October 21.

Get a first look at the girls as TLC below.

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Jul
19
TLC Reunites with L.A. Reid, Teases Surprise Announcement

T-Boz and Chilli

Over 20 years after making their debut, TLC is plotting a comeback. The best-selling R&B group is planning to make a big announcement next week that includes a new album and a surprise.

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Jun
24
TLC Receives Legend Award, Performs Medley at MTV Video Music Awards Japan

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MTV celebrated the legacy of TLC at their international Video Music Awards in Japan over the weekend. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas were on hand to accept the “Legend Award,” which has only been given to Michael Jackson in the past.

“We’d just like to thank all of our fans and anybody who’s had a hand in our career,” said T-Boz. “We’ve had 20 years and we’re still going and we’re so blessed to be here and get this award.”

She also thanked her daughter Chase, Chilli’s son Tron, and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. “Three girls, three dreams, and we did it,” she said.

Left Eye’s mother and sister were in attendance. “Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes is our sister. She lives on forever in this group, TLC,” said Chilli. “I want to give a shout-out to her family that came here to support us. I know she’s smiling right now. I know she has a hand in us continuing on and she’s missed, but she’s never forgotten.”

The duo performed an energetic dance medley of their greatest hits including “Silly Ho,” “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “What About Your Friends,” “Baby-Baby-Baby,” “Diggin’ on You,” “Unpretty,” “No Scrubs,” and “Waterfalls.”

TLC will make its U.S. return at the Mixtape Festival on July 27 in Hershey, PA. They are also working on a new album and the made-for-TV movie “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” set to air on VH1 in November.

Reminisce on their history of hits with the performance below.

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Jun
3
New Music: J. Cole f/ TLC – ‘Crooked Smile’

Crooked Smile

J. Cole embraces his flaws and all on “Crooked Smile,” the second single off his album Born Sinner, due June 18. The Roc Nation MC links with T-Boz and Chilli of TLC on the upbeat number. He pokes fun at himself, while encouraging women to feel good about their imperfections.

“I got smart, I got rich, and I got bitches still/ And they all look like my eyebrows, thick as hell,” he raps on the uplifting number.

TLC provides the catchy hook. “Thank you T-Boz and Chilli. RIP LEFT EYE,” tweeted Cole, who will launch his “Dollar & A Dream” tour on June 11.

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May
28
Rap-Up TV: Dallas Austin Talks TLC Biopic, 20th Anniversary Album

Dallas Austin and TLC topped the charts with hit after hit in the ’90s, and 20 years later, they’re rekindling the magic. The legendary producer has been in the studio with T-Boz and Chilli working on a new album to commemorate TLC’s 20th anniversary.

During the BMI Pop Awards, Austin shared more details about the project. “We took a lot of the old songs and remastered them. We mixed them just to tweak them, make them better,” he told Rap-Up TV.

TLC has also collaborated with some of today’s biggest stars. “They did something with J. Cole, they might be doing something with Drake,” revealed Austin.

In addition to new music, T-Boz and Chilli serve as consultants and executive producers on the VH1 biopic Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story starring Lil Mama, KeKe Palmer, and Drew Sidora.

“They look so much like the girls and their characters act so much like the girls, I think it might be the closest casting I’ve seen so far,” said Austin, who was on set. “I think it’s gonna touch a lot of people because they’re so good at being the characters.”

The film was shot in Atlanta and is set to premiere in November.

May
24
J. Cole Taps TLC for ‘Born Sinner’

J. Cole and TLC

He enlisted Missy Elliott for his debut, and now J. Cole is calling on another iconic act for Born Sinner. The Roc Nation rapper has collaborated with TLC on his sophomore album.

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