inger 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'.
By the turn of the century the band was starting to experience in-fighting, with personal jealousies over creative contribution bubbling to the surface. All this paled into insignificance when Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras in 2002. Watkins and Thomas continue to appear in the media as TLC, including a 2011 American Idol performance that garnered a standing ovation.
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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.