THEY were the sexiest exponents of girl power in the 1990s and now TLC is set to introduce their No Scrubs philosophy to a new generation with their first ever Australian tour in June.
Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas have kept TLC going for more than a decade after the death of their rap sister Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in a car accident.
But their career is enjoying an unexpected boost in America after last year’s television biopic Crazy Sex Cool which chronicled their rise to fame and scandals along the way.
That prompted T-Boz and Chilli to sign a new recording deal and the pair are reportedly working on their first album in a decade with producer Dallas Austin and collaborators including Lady Gaga and Lil Mama.
TLC enjoyed a strong of hits in Australia during their heyday, including No Scrubs, Creep, Waterfalls, Unpretty and Diggin On You.
They sold more than 65 million copies of their records worldwide with their first three albums between 1991 and 1999.
They released their last studio record 3D in October 2002, six months after Left Eye was killed in car crash in Honduras.
TLC will perform at the Enmore Theatre, Sydney on June 6, Eatons Hall, Brisbane on June 7, Palais Theatre, Melbourne on June 11 and Metro City, Perth on June 13.
Tickets on sale from April 24.
I really don’t want to be sentimental this time but I just can’t, I’m writing this 5th time and still can’t find words that would render my feelings. When I started TLC fansite (first address was miss-lefteye.prv.pl, then ultimate-tlc.flirtatious.org) I have no idea I’m going to still run it after 7 years. You have to know that time T-Boz or Chilli wasn’t very active in business, TLC wasn’t so popular, so it was hard to find any information about them but that’s what I think ‚hey, there’s no fansite about TLC, let’s make one!’ and I got it. It’s funny because when you saw how TLC came back last year, how their biopic and concerts got brilliant reviews, to be honest I still can’t believe it’s happening right now. All we want to say (me & AzzIzz) is THANK YOU! Every person who visited us, every person who helped us, every person who shared with us their knowledge and pictures, every person who gave us art, every person who commented on facebook, every person who likes us on facebook, every person who follows us on twitter or tumblr, every person who appreciates our work, every who as we continues TLC legacy — THANK YOU! And please remember, first we are fans, then we are admins of fansite. Big shout out to Calvin (who made TLC Army), Chri$ty, Corde, Malayia, Kimberley, Shelly, Shon, Ian, Nicole, LaToya, Deirdre, Armando and Lisa’s family (especially for Reigndrop & Kyle), sorry we can’t mention everybody, it takes too long! The greatest part of writing this is the fact I know we are going to continue this beautiful journey with TLC. Thank you!!!
We added 261 new photos from TLC performance at Horseshoe Casino. Credit goes to our girl, crazy sexy cool fan — Chri$sty, feel free to like her Chri$ty Money Entertainment on facebook! So far we collected 627 (!!!) pictures from that event. Thanks!
There’s an interesting article on KayKiSpeaks about Chilli and Usher. Read full post „Fan Letter: Chilli Goes Down Usher Memory Lane on Instagram” here or below:
About once every three months we get the same tip sent to our inbox… „OMG! Usher and Chilli are back together!” We hardly ever pay much attention to it, because it’s usually some story about how they were spotted leaving a hotel low key or something that no one can be sure of. Usher and Chilli haven’t been together for something like ten years now, but it seems they made such an impact on fans that people are still waiting and hoping they’ll return as a couple. Their chemistry was undeniable. I loved them too.
With that said, I wasn’t surprised to receive an email last week with the same subject line. This time, various emails- all in the same day. These were slightly different. There was no sighting of the two together, no made up story about a family friend who knows them and knows they’re secretly dating. No, this time the fans developed their theories from social media interaction with Chilli.
The first email read:
I wanted to share some information with you, Rozonda Chilli thomas and usher are secretly dating. They are taking it a step at a time, she’s been liking his pictures on instagram, If you go to some of her fan pages, you will see she’s been liking their pictures together. That’s not all, Usher new single will be dropping soon, chilli was in the studio with him.
Hi I don’t know if you report about couples possibly getting back together or not so I really hope you respond. Anyways my friends and I have fanpages on Instagram and twitter. One is called @best_celebritycouples . They are TLC and usher based. We have info to give you about chilli wanting usher back if you want it. Just reply to me and we will send the info. All fans want those two to get back together and your publicity of the info we give you will help out a lot. I would really appreciate it if you guys replied back. Thank you.
Fans want so badly for something to happen that any little occurrence is a sign. I remember getting A LOT of emails when Ushers’ hit single There Goes My Baby was released. The second verse alludes to Chilli perfectly. Later the songwriter Rico Love admitted to using her as inspiration for that verse.
I recall when they followed one another on twitter, how fans lost it. We even mentioned it in a blog post, but nothing came of those follows..they were just follows.While we’d like to hope that something is up between these two, the reality is Chilli nor Usher have ever shied away from how special their relationship was. They both have said beautiful things about it and one another over the years. Maybe Chilli liked/commented because she likes the photos.
I’ve had a couple of brief interactions on twitter with the flawless Chilli regarding Usher. What we know for a fact is that she loves the man, thinks he’s sexy, and feels like their timing wasn’t right the first go around. While I’m not sure this IG lovin she gave their photos the other day means anything.. I too must admit that I wouldn’t mind seeing something jump off again between these two. We’ll see. In the meantime.. the screenshots are below. What do you guys think? Is Chilli making a statement with this?!
Stephan shared with us his photos from Mixtape Festival 2013. Thank you so much! So far we collected 254 pictures from that concert. Enjoy!
As I promised, we added more photos of T-Boz from yesterday when she played at at The Meriam Theater. Credit goes to Christy, thank you so much for sharing pictures with us! Please, visit Chri$ty Money Entertainment on facebook!
Second thing, T-Boz played yesterday at The Meriam Theater in „Do You Trust Your Best Friend?”. We added one photo from her Instagram but we’ll make more updates soon!
You have to check this new amazing Benji Boko‚s remix of „No Scrubs”. Wanna some chillout music? Press play! You can also download the song for free.
Remember the simple days? When social media didn’t rule our lives and drama was just a 5 letter word that held no meaning? How about when our biggest decision was which group member was our favorite? At one point, our walls were covered with their posters and our boomboxes blasted their hits! The lead vocalist of your favorite group might’ve rose to stardom and left the rest to fend for themselves, but it’s nice to know we can still close our eyes and remember that when they were together, life was better! Let’s reminisce!
Known as one of the world’s most successful female music groups, TLC gave us hit after hit with songs like „What About Your Friends,” Creep,” „Red Light Special,” and „Waterfalls.” Just last year, Chilli and T-Boz shared their side of the story of how they rose to fame and trickled back down. The group disbanded to allow Left Eye to focus on a solo career while fans held on to hope for a reunion. Unfortunately, it never happened. Shorty after Lisa „Left Eye” Lopes separated from the group, she was tragically killed in a car accident. RIP Left Eye!