TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.
as well as the seventh most successful act of the 1990s.
The group's accolades include five career Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and five Soul Train Music Awards.
Twenty years after their debut, TLC was honored with Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 17th MOBO Awards and Legend Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
All three members of TLC are considered irreplaceable by the other members, and each of them have contributed equally to the group.
Following Lopes' death in 2002, instead of replacing her, the remaining members chose to carry on as a duo.
In 2017, they are set to release their final album as TLC.
In 1990, Atlanta, Georgia–based record producer Ian Burke and one of his clients, a teenager named Crystal Jones, came up with a concept for a girl group with a tomboyish, hip-hop image, similar to the blend of contemporary R&B and hip hop music of new jack swing act Bell Biv De Voe.
Jones put out a call for two more girls to join her in this trio.
Her request was eventually answered by Tionne Watkins, a native of Des Moines, Iowa, who had moved to Atlanta with her family at a young age, and Lisa Lopes, a rapper who had just moved to the city from her native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with a small keyboard and 0 (,358 today).
Calling the group 2nd Nature, Jones, Watkins, and Lopes began working with producers Jermaine Dupri and Rico Wade on demo tape material.
the group eventually managed to arrange an audition with singer Perri "Pebbles" Reid, who had started her own management and production company, Pebbitone.