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TLC Biography

TLC Biography

TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. Originally known as 2nd Nature, the group was formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991 by Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Crystal "Chilli" Jones. Before signing to LaFace Records through a production deal with R&B singer Perri "Pebbles" Reid, the group's name was changed to "TLC", and soon after Crystal Jones was replaced later by Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.

One of the best selling girl groups with 45 million records sold worldwide, TLC has been awarded 12 Grammy Awards and released four multi-platinum-selling albums. Their second album, CrazySexyCool (1994), was one of the first albums to be awarded diamond certification by the RIAA for selling at least 11 million copies. Billboard ranks the group as one of the greatest musical trios of all time. The group was just as well-known for their controversy as well as their success, from their use of condoms as fashion accessories in the early 1990s, to Left-Eye's troubles with both the law and her groupmates during much of the rest of the group's career.

Just before the release of TLC's fourth LP, 3D, Left Eye was killed in a car crash while on vacation in La Ceiba, Honduras. T-Boz and Chili promoted 3D as a duo, and in 2005 hosted a reality television show, R U the Girl. The grand prize for R U the Girl, won by Tiffany "O'so Krispie" Baker, was a chance to record a song and perform once in concert with T-Boz and Chilli.

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