If only we could go back...
The 90s is by far one of our favourite decades for music, not only because of its rich and diverse span of genres, but also because of the incredible female talent that came out of that time. Here are just a few of the greatest women-led albums of this extraordinary era.
1. Tori Amos - Little Earthquakes (1992)
This American redhead's debut album was actually a second attempt which she worked on with her then boyfriend Eric Rosse following the break-up of her band Y Kant Tori Read. It became a tour de force, breaking pop conventions with its acoustic piano and Tori's unusual vocal style, and lyrics that range from the funny to the surreal. It's a sublime commentary on female sexuality and it hasn't aged a day.
Continue reading: 11 Amazing Albums By Female Artists The 90s Brought Us
Who needs a lover anyway?
While couples everywhere are enjoying the most romantic day of the year, single people are rolling their eyes and either feeling sorry for themselves or counting their blessings - especially if they've come out the other side of a bad break-up. Here's the playlist you need if you are feeling seriously off Valentine's Day this year.
No Scrubs - TLC
Continue reading: The Anti-Valentine's Day Playlist For The Happily Single
TLC name their new album after themselves.
Grammy winning girl band TLC are finally back with a long-anticipated fifth studio album this summer and North American tour, and with it they make their UK debut with a sold-out show in London this week. It's been a long time coming, but there's no time like the present for a record like this.
TLC release their self-titled new album this summer
Their self-titled new record comes fifteen years after the release of their last album '3D' which came just before their hiatus and a few months after the death of Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes. It took a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign to get Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas back on track with a new album, and since reforming they have received the coveted MTV Legend Award.
Continue reading: TLC Launch Their Crowd-Funded New Album This Summer
Let it be known, Ms Perry is no scrub (and neither is Bette Midler!)
Just three days after launching their Kickstarter campaign, TLC have not only raised enough money to record their fifth and final album, they’ve exceeded their goal. The group have so far raised over $210,000 in just three days, beating their target of $150,000 in 30 days.
TLC have raised more than enough to record their fifth and final album
The amazing total is thanks in part to some of the band’s famous fans including singer Katy Perry, who, according to TMZ, has donated $5,000 to the campaign. That $5,000 pledge gets Perry a slumber party with the girls where she can “put on her jammies, order some late night snacks and have some #TLCPillowTalk".
The triple threat of hit makers will play in over 30 cities across North America this summer.
Love New Kids On The Block? Been ‘Hangin’ Tough’ since the last time you saw the boys on stage? Well the wait is nearly over, as the 90s boyband (now manband) have just announced a 43 date US tour, kicking off this May, where they’ll be bringing along two very special guests.
The New Kids On The Block are hitting the road
TLC and Nelly will be joining the boys on 'The Main Event' tour, which kicks off May 1st at Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay Events Center. Tickets for the tour go on sale January 31st, with an American Express presale beginning this Friday.
Continue reading: New Kids On The Block Announce 'The Main Event' Tour With TLC And Nelly
The two remaining members of the R&B group want full control over their final album, therefore they have reached out to fans to help fund the project.
The remaining members of TLC, T-Boz and Chilli, want full control over their final album, and instead of looking to a major record label for financial aid for the producing and promotion of the record, the R&B duo are appealing to their fans via a Kickstarter campaign.
T-Boz and Chilli have asked fans to help fudn their final album
On their Kickstarter homepage, T-Boz and Chilli ask for any donations to fund their next project, noting it is important their fans contribute to the group's final album.
Continue reading: TLC Create Kickstarter Campaign To Help Fund Their Final Album
Wayne Brady and TLC's Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas were linked together last week, but the singer said there is absolutely nothing to the dating rumors.
It looks like the romance between Wayne Brady and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas of TLC is over before it even began. A source reportedly told People the singer and comedian were an item after being spotted in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Wayne Brady arrives at the 2013 Apollo Theatre Spring Gala
"They've been down this road before, but now the timing is right," the source had told the magazine. "They've been friends for a long time, but the romance is a new thing."
Continue reading: TLC's Chilli Denies That She Is Dating Wayne Brady
The biopic isn't perfect, but it does have a few things going for it.
The VH1 biopic about 90s girl group TLC aired today and so far, the reviews aren’t the best. It’s great to take a trip down memory lane and of course, everyone 90s kids still have love for T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli, but if you need your fix, the reviews say you should just stick to music videos.
Chilli and T-Boz soldier on in the music industry.
"CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" stars Keke Palmer, Lil' Mama and Drew Sidora as Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, Left Eye and T-Boz, respectively. According to Slate’s Willa Paskin, the three aren’t necessarily bad as TLC, but the biopic overall is erratic – “themes are picked up and tossed aside and haphazardly picked up again.”
Continue reading: Crazy, Sexy, Cool: How Accurate Is VH1's New TLC Biopic
TLC are back! The R&B group are rejuvenated with their new album '20' and an upcoming VH1 biopic titled, 'Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story'.
R&B girl group TLC are back after nearly an 8 year hiatus with a new album called '20' and a biopic of their journey to becoming the Grammy winning trio.'Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story' is VH1's first biopic in nearly ten years, following Michael Jackson's 'Man In The Mirror; The Michael Jackson Story' from 2004.
Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas from R&B group 'TLC'
The biopic follow the girl's early beginnings in Atlanta, their rise to fame in the 1990's, the turmoil of their fame and the tragic death of Lisa Lopes, who was fatally injured in a car accident in 2002. A talented young cast who portray the girl group are Keke Palmer as Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, Drew Sidora plays Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Lil Mama take son the role of the late Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.
The rapper welcomed Kanye West, Lil Wayne, TLC, J. Cole, Wale and more on stage in the two hour, sold-out show.
For the 16,000 fans who attended Drake's OVO Fest show in Toronto, the whole evening was full of perfect "I Was There" moments with appearances from the exalted lords and ladies of R&B and hiphop royalty.
With an acronym that stands for 'October's Very Own' (October referring to Drake's birth month), OVO Festival is an event that has seen success in recent years and looks to get even bigger still. Previous years have seen performances from Stevie Wonder, Snoop Lion, Eminem, Jay Z and Nicki Minaj but the Canadian rapper and organiser outdid himself at OVO Fest 2013.
Drake Put On A Great Show At OVO Fest.
Continue reading: Drake Stuns With Mind-Blowing OVO Fest Line-Up In Toronto