Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

T-Boz made her mark in the music industry as a founding member and one-third of the Grammy Award-winning group TLC. Along with Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins shot to fame with ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1970 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

Totally T-Boz 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

What Chilli Wants 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Living Single 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

R U the Girl with T-Boz & Chilli 1997 - 1998, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Apprentice 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Class of 3000 2006 (Tv Show)

Voice

Born to Diva 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

From The Waist Down: Men, Women & Music 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

InStyle: Celebrity Weddings 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Grammy Countdown 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Belly 1998 (Movie)

Tionne (Actor)

House Party 3 1994 (Movie)

Sex as a Weapon (Actor)

Words Up! 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor
Music (3)

Grown Ups 1997 - 1999, 2004 - 2005, 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Theme Music Performer

G-String Divas 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Song

Rugrats in Paris - The Movie 2000 (Movie)

("My Getaway") (Song Performer)
Producer (2)

CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

ATL 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

T-Boz made her mark in the music industry as a founding member and one-third of the Grammy Award-winning group TLC. Along with Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins shot to fame with the group's exuberant debut single "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" (1992). They also commanded attention with their brightly colored outfits, use of condoms as accessories, and sassy sensuality. TLC was unlike any other girl group that came before them, yet each member brought her own distinct style and personality. T-Boz brought a hip-hop swagger to Left Eye's wild rapping and Chilli's sexy R&B vocals. Despite legal issues with their management, TLC bounced back to the top of the charts with their landmark album CrazySexyCool (1994), featuring the hit singles "Creep" and "Waterfalls." Although she suffered from sickle cell anemia since childhood, T-Boz remained a strong force not only in the group, but also as a spokesperson for the disease. Along with her bandmates, she empowered young women to take control of their lives. TLC earned more accolades for its third album FanMail (1999), but the group's success came to an abrupt end when Left Eye died from a tragic car accident in Honduras in 2002. T-Boz and Chilli continued recording and touring as TLC, but it was clear that the group was never the same again. Having paved the way for hit-makers like the Spice Girls and Destiny's Child, T-Boz and her group mates were undeniably true pioneers in R&B/hip-hop music.

Bonus Trivia

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Watkins reportedly filed for bankruptcy in October 2011. According to documents filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the singer allegedly owed creditors $768,642.99 – mostly from mortgages on her $1.2 million house.

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