Anniversary, Announcement, Concert, News

TLC Announce Return to UK on ‘CrazySexyCool’ 25th Anniversary, Tease Glastonbury Festival 2020

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On the eve of the 25th anniversary of TLC‘s record-breaking sophomore album, ‘CrazySexyCool‘, the girl’s decided to coincide the date with a major announcement!

T-Boz and Chilli will be returning to the UK in 2020 to embark on an exclusive one night only performance in London at the O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on June 29th to celebrate both the 25th anniversary of ‘CrazySexyCool’ and the 20th anniversary of TLC’s first headline FanMail tour 2000.

The show will be TLC’s second headline show in London, following their debut UK concert in 2017 at KOKO London, and their overall third British show, when they appeared at their first UK festival at the Mighty Hoopla in 2018.

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The news of the show brings music to the ears of many fans, who have been craving their return to the UK, since the European tour was postponed back in 2017.

And if rumours are to believed, TLC’s British invasion may not stop there, as Chilli hints that there may be talk of TLC making a debut Glastonbury festival appearance.

Speaking to Mark Savage for the BBC this week, when the topic of Glastonbury 2020 was brought up, Chilli said, “Is that what you heard? I heard that too. That’s what I’m hearing,” she giggles, slyly.

“I’m hoping. Fingers crossed, toes crossed, legs crossed. Everything that it’s possible to cross, it’s crossed.”

Tickets for the show are available at 10am on Wed 20 Nov on Ticketmaster.  A Live Nation UK presale takes place on Tues 19 Nov. Priority Tickets for O2 customers go on sale Mon 18 Nov at 10am.
VIP packages will also be available.
Package includes:
  • Standing ticket to see TLC Live
  • Pre show Meet & Greet with TLC
  • Personal Photo with TLC
  • Pre Show Soundcheck & Q&A with TLC
  • Early entry into the venue
  •  Exclusive TLC organic cotton tote bag including:
    • Show specific tour poster, autographed by TLC
    • Badge set designed exclusively for package purchasers 
    • Souvenir TLC Laminate and Lanyard
  • On site VIP check in and merchandise collection point
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Announcement, Lifestyle, News, Tribute

Hype Williams & Lopes Family To Fulfil Left Eye’s Wish To Release Her Book Of Photos

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The legendary video director Hype Williams, who dominated the music scene during the late 90’s and beyond, is set to help one of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes’ dreams finally become a reality — he wants to release a book using photographs he shot with her in Honduras back in 2001.

Left Eye originally had plans to release a book, which she wished to title, “Open“, to feature a variety of exclusive photographs she shot with Hype in Honduras. The Lopes family initially cited lack of Lisa’s input as reasons why the book was discontinued after her unfortunate passing in 2002 — she hadn’t written enough material to create the book.

Hype Williams recently took to social media (Oct 30) and shared numerous throwback photographs of some of his greatest moments on his video sets and photo shoots with Jay-ZMissy Elliott, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, Ma$e, Aaliyah, Mariah Carey, Kim Kardashian, Kelis and Foxy Brown.

He also posted a beautiful shot of Lisa from a photo shoot he did with her in 2001, wearing a bubblegum pink Paul Frank flannel pyjama set.

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Left Eye in Honduras (2001)

“Left Eye was the sweetest! Like my little baby, and a good friend!”, Hype reminisces. He recalls the time he spent with her in Honduras on the photoshoot. “We shot this in Honduras at Usha Village about one year before she passed. Literally hundreds of rolls of film!”, he exclaimed. “One of the great lights!”.

Following the overwhelming outpouring of love from TLC and Left Eye fans, Hype thanked everyone and told them, “The real thing to do would be to release them all as one Lisa Lopes book. That’s what she wanted”, referring to her planned book, “Open”.

Lisa’s younger sister, Reigndrop Lopes, co-signed his sentiments once she saw his comments a week later. She urged Hype to release the book, saying, “Let’s do it! That’s what she wanted!”.

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Left Eye in Honduras (2001)

Hype later announced that the proposition was indeed going to become a reality. On Nov 8, Hype wrote a statement:

“Actually Lisa’s sister and I are going to be working together to release all of them in [a] special limited book and gallery show. Paying homage and tribute to Left Eye and putting the pics out there the way she originally intended”.

Hype then shared a candid shot of himself shopping with Lisa at a local grocery store in Honduras. In the caption he said, “Me and lil Left Eye, grocery shopping in La Ceiba Honduras ❤❤❤ circa 2001”.

Hype Williams directed the 1999 MTV VMA-winning TLC music video, “No Scrubs“, as well as Left Eye’s debut solo release, “The Block Party“, in 2001. Hype made his feature length movie directional debut in 1998 with the film, ‘Belly‘, starring Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Method Man and DMX.

Lisa will most definitely be proud to know that another one of her dreams will soon become a reality.

Will you be purchasing the Lisa Lopes book?

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Announcement, Lifestyle, News

T-Boz Reveals Title Of Her New CBD Line: ‘TLCBD’!

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is currently on a mission to share the incredible health benefits of using CBD with her fans across the world!

Back in September, the TLC star excitedly shared the secret of how she has prevented getting sick on the road whilst on the TLC tour with Nelly and Flo Rida — the use of CBD has worked wonders for her, so she wants everyone to improve their own health, too.

T-Boz confirmed today via an announcement on social media that her CBD line is now up and ready on her very own website!

She initially broke the news via a quick chat to fans on her Instagram, with her adorable 4 year old son, Chance, by her side, demanding his mom to come to bed as he shared a bedtime story with her 912k followers on the social network.

She explained that she was originally due to do some press to promote her new CBD line earlier, but she had some personal circumstances to handle. “I had some situations happen that I had to take care of in the family before I come out and do press, so stuff kinda got set back”, T-Boz said.

Ms Watkins says that the title of her CBD line is a play on words. “My CBD line is called TLCBD — so TL — Tender Loving — CBD! It’s not TLC, it’s TL — CBD”. The products will be available on her website SHOPTLCBD.COM, which will include CBD gummies, essential oils, drops for dogs, facial creams and more.

“One of my goals is to dispel myths, educate and provide accurate information about CBD.  I think CBD is wonderful and it changed my life”, T-Boz said in a statement. “I want to break through the lies, misconceptions and the bad products and bring trust, education and quality CBD products to everyone.”

So, why did Tionne decide to create TLCBD? “Many people ask me that question”, she confessed. “I always start with the “Well, I wasn’t bored, that’s for sure”.

But the real reason is that I really wanted to create a wellness line that met the needs of people like me. I felt like there weren’t enough natural options when it comes to health and wellness products.

I was on tour and I was exhausted. My sickle-cell was kicking up, my skin looked like hell and I felt lousy. I literally couldn’t keep doing it. Something had to change. Someone suggested I try a full-spectrum CBD. IT CHANGED MY LIFE! And I knew, that minute, that I absolutely HAD to bring this product to my fans.

So why TLCBD?  To do something good.  To educate. To create something better than what already exists out there. And to support those who have supported me by making sure they have access to great products.

I really hope you all will love these products as much as I do.

Love,

T-Boz

Be sure to support T-Boz’s new CBD line by ordering her products at shoptlcbd.com
Also, please support her beautiful daughter, Chase Rolison, who launched a beauty line on her 19th birthday, Anela Beauty. You can check her make-up line at shopanelabeauty.com
We just love the entrepreneurship in both mother and daughter! We wish them the best of success and they have our full support!

Watch T-Boz and Chance on Instagram:

Anniversary, Announcement, Music, News

TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ Officially RIAA Certified 12x Platinum

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TLC‘s biggest-selling album to date continues to achieve record-breaking sales, almost 25 years since it’s initial release in 1994!

CrazySexyCool‘ has officially earned itself a 12x platinum status, after becoming certified by the Recording Industry Association of America on October 11, 2019.

The album was last certified two decades ago on July 2nd, 1999, where the diamond-certified album had sold a whopping 11 million copies in the United States alone since it’s release on November 15, 1994.

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It enjoyed an increase in sales in 2013, largely thanks to the VH1 biopic ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story‘, which aired on October 21, 2013 and broke viewing records for a cable television movie. T-Boz and Chilli served as executive producers.

The album rose in sales continuously during that period, resulting in it’s steady pace of re-entries on the Billboard 200 album chart in 2013. It reached it’s peak position of #3 back on July 29, 1995.

‘CrazySexyCool’ now ties with the Dixie Chicks’ ‘Wide Open Spaces‘ album as the highest RIAA certified album by a female band (they are both currently 12x).

We’re just patiently awaiting the official updated sales for their 1999 follow-up, ‘FanMail‘, which the girls recently stated is also very close to achieving diamond status! With the recent exclusive re-release of the album, it shouldn’t be too long until this happens.

Watch this space!