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From TLC To The Pointer Sisters, Meet Some Of The Culture's Most Successful Girl Groups

At one point in time, girl groups ran the world (or the culture so to speak). From Total to En Vogue to Xscape, and everyone in between, the ladies dominated the charts, and despite the fact there are very few that exist today, it is worth taking a trip down memory lane to highlight some of those who left a mark on history. While girl groups dominated in the late 1990s and early 2000s, it is important to note that their existence started way before that. The Shirelles set the tone in 1961 when they became the first Black girl group to have a No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart through their smash single “Will You Love Me Tomorrow.” According to Lifetime , the group consisted of four teen girls: Shirley Owens, Beverly Lee, Addie “Micki” Harris, and Doris Coley. These ladies weren’t the only product from the ’60s to dominate the charts and lay the blueprint for those who came after them. The Supremes , originally known as the Primettes, auditioned for the legendary Motown...

Jun 1, 2023

After 5 Years In The Industry, TLC Had Made An Estimated $175M But Said They'd Only Received About 1%

The world loves a good rags-to-riches story, but what about when the story goes in the opposite direction? This fate was once the backstory for the popular girl group TLC. TLC was named for the group members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins , Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The three women officially hit the scene after the release of their debut album in 1992. However, the success of their sophomore album “CrazySexyCool” in 1994 would really launch them into superstardom. That album had chart-topping hits such as “Creep,” “Red Light Special,” and the iconic and crossover hit “Waterfalls.” The women would go on to earn two Grammys in 1995, becoming the first girl group at the time to reach diamond status in album sales. And while some may not have imagined the success of that album, the group members understood they were creating something unique. “We went in letting producers know that this was the name — and that’s how the album should sound,” Chilli said in a BBC News...

Mar 31, 2023

'90s Supergroup TLC Showcases That There's Power In Sisterhood, Having Built A Combined Fortune Of $9.5M

If you hear the adjectives “crazy, ” “sexy” and “cool” presented in that order – one thing should come to mind. And that is the musical styling and cultural impact of the women of TLC. Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes captivated the hearts of millions with their pop hits and imprint on the fashion world. The Atlanta-based girl group would skyrocket into superstardom with their debut album, “Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip.” Their first album, released in 1992, would host chart-topping singles like “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg”, “What About Your Friends,” and “Baby-Baby-Baby.” The group avoided the sophomore slump by releasing one of their most popular albums in 1994 – “CrazySexyCool.” TLC would go on to have four No. 1 hits and nine singles to reach the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. With so much musical success, it is no surprise that they would become the second biggest-selling female group with 23 million certified units over their career. The...

Mar 14, 2023