TLC is an American R&B girl group, originally consisting of lead singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. Although originally conceived as “2nd Nature”, the group’s name was later changed to “TLC” by their manager before they were signed to LaFace Records in 1991.
The group achieved commercial success following the release of their debut album Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip, which was certified quadruple-platinum by the RIAA and spawned the top-ten hits “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg“, “Baby-Baby-Baby“, and “What About Your Friends?“. Their second album, CrazySexyCool (1994), is the only album by a female group to be awarded diamond certification by the RIAA, for selling over 11 million copies in the United States alone. Two of the album’s singles, “Creep“ and “Waterfalls“, topped the Billboard Hot 100. Their third studio album, FanMail reached #1 on the Billboard 200 and spawned two #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, No Scrubs and Unpretty. Despite their success, the members of TLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1995.