TLC in 1996: Singer Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, rapper Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and singer Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas formed the peppy girl group TLC in the early 1990s. Their first album 'Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip' from 1992 was a huge commercial and critical success, selling 4 million copies, but nothing could have prepared them for the explosion of their popularity following their second album release 'CrazySexyCool' which netted the band 2 Grammys and 11 million records sold. However in the midst of their stratospheric succes the girls filed for bankruptcy, in part because of massive insurance payments required after Lopez burned her partner's mansion down in an act of arson. The band's follow up album 'Fanmail' was another huge success with classic pop tracks like 'No Scrubs'. The album also spawned one of the most financially successful tours ever by a girl band, netting TLC tens of millions of dollars.
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Whether you showed off your bra straps and wore track pants like "Just a Girl" singer Gwen Stefani or blasted through a painful breakup screaming Alanis Morissette's mega-hit song "You Outta Know," the '90s produced a trove of hit-makers for everyone to sing along or jump around to. We catch up with some of our favorites and the most famous and where they are today.