"TLC" is an American R&B and hip hop group that formed in 1991. Originally called ''2nd Nature'', the group was founded in Atlanta, Georgia by Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Crystal Jones. Before signing to LaFace Records through a production deal with R&B singer Peri "Pebbles" Reid, the group's name was changed to "TLC", and Crystal Jones was replaced by Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas.
One of the biggest selling female groups of all time, TLC by domestic count is the number one best selling female group with approximately 22 million albums and 7 million singles sold in the United States and 45 million albums and singles sold worldwide. TLC's second album, ''CrazySexyCool'' (1994), was one of the first albums to be awarded diamond certification by the RIAA for over 10 million copies sold in America and 15 million worldwide. It is the first album by an all female group to go Diamond. However, the group was just as noted for its controversy as it was for its music and success.
In 1991, Atlanta teenager Crystal Jones put out a call for two more girls to join her in a hip hop/R&B group to be called "2nd Nature". Her request was eventually answered by Tionn...
|Background||group or band|
|Genre||Rhythm and blues|
|Years active||1991 – present|
|Current members|| Tionne Watkins|
|Past members|| Lisa Lopes |