The five time Grammy Award winners, TLC are one of the most talented female groups in the music industry. They have been highly successful and have also been ranked by the Billboard magazine as one of the greatest musical trios. Making their debut in 1992 with their first album, ‘Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip,’ the band dominated the charts as the album went four times platinum. The group has since then released four studio albums in total out of which three have gone on to be certified multi-platinum. They are now going to hit the road for an epic tour where they will perform their latest and biggest hits. Grab your TLC tickets and catch this incredible talented trio live in concert.
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TLC is an acronym of its members Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins, the late Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes and Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas. They excel in multiple genres including hip hop, dance, new jack swing, R&B and pop. The all girl group has broken records, topped charts and ruled hearts through their hit singles and albums. They are now going to hit the road for a tour where they are scheduled to perform their biggest hits. Get your TLC tickets and catch the band live in concert as they make their way to an arena near you.
Before there was TLC, there was a group called the 2nd Nature that consisted of members Crystal Jones, Tionne Watkins and Lisa Lopes. The group managed to audition for the singer, Perri “Pebbles” Reid who had her own production company. Perri was instantly impressed and renamed the group TLC-Skee. She arranged an audition for them with the local record label, LaFace Records who signed the group except for Jones. This is where Rozonda Thomas came in and joined the remaining members of the band.
In 1991, they signed a production deal with Pebbitone, Perri’s company, and came up with their debut album titled, ‘Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip.’ The album turned out to be a huge hit and gave them the breakthrough they were looking for. Ooooooohhh…On the TLC Tip went four times platinum and captured the number fourteen spot on the US Billboard 200 chart. It also received widespread acclaim from the critics and TLC were on their way to stardom.
In 1994, the group came up with their second album, ‘CrazySexyCool’ which was certified diamond by the RIAA making them the first girl group in history to achieve the milestone. The album picked the number three spot on the Billboard 200 and spent more than two years on the Billboard album charts. ‘CrazySexyCool’ produced four singles which reached the top five on the US Hot 100 including Creep, Waterfall, Diggin’ on You and Red Light Special. It sold more than fifteen million copies worldwide and won multiple Grammys as well. It was called a ‘New Classic’ By Entertainment Weekly. The Rolling Stones ranked ‘CrazySexyCool’ at 377 on their list of ‘The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time’ and stated that TLC, “emerged with the most effervescent and soulful girl-group R&B anyone had seen since the Supremes.”
The trio then came out with their third album titled, ‘FunMail’ which turned into a rage. It went six times platinum and debuted at the number one spot on the US Billboard 200 chart while selling out more than three million copies in the first week of its release. It also earned them eight Grammy nominations out of which they got their hands on three.
TLC have come up with four studio albums so far with the fifth one in the pipeline. They have been nominated for six American Music Awards, winning one for the ‘Favorite Band, Duo or Group – Soul/Rhythm & Blues.’ They also have three Billboard Music Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and three Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards to their credit. Not only that, but TLC have bagged five Soul Train Music Awards along with garnering five Grammy Awards as well over the years to cement their place among the most successful bands in history.
TLC have sold more than twenty three million albums and six million singles in the United States alone making them the second best selling group of all time just behind the Spice Girls. TLC’s worldwide record sales exceed an incredible sixty five million to put them on the top of the list of the most successful female American bands in history. They have also been inducted into the All Time Hot 100 Artist Hall of Fame. The band will soon hit the road and will be coming to near you as part of that wonderful road trip.
TLC is one of the greatest female music groups of all time and now it is back with another album and a nationwide tour. Called “The Main Event” tour, it will also feature established artists like Nelly and New Kids On The Block. The tour started on April 11 in Miami and is scheduled to travel to over forty different venues around the US. The road trip will reach its conclusion on July 2 in Buffalo, NY. With so many famous artists coming together on this grand tour and TLC making a comeback to the music industry; this is one journey you cannot afford to miss out on. Grab your TLC tickets and make your way to the arena to watch one of the most famous bands in history deliver yet another stunning performance.