Black Celebrity: Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

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Singer Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins is best known as one of the original members of the R&B/hip-hop group TLC.  The all-female R&B trio also included Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas.

TLC’s smooth blend of R&B, funk and rap, featuring Watkins’s distinctive raspy vocals, was showcased in four albums, beginning with 1992’sOoooooohhh… On the TLC Tip. The group would rack up four No. 1 chart hits (“Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs” and “UnPretty”), and their Grammy Award-winning second album, CrazySexyCool, sold more than 10 million units.

The three women made a screen appearance in the comedy House Party 3 (1994), and Watkins played a more serious role in the crime drama Belly in 1998.

In the 2000s, Watkins shifted to other forms of entertainment in her career. She and Chilli teamed up on the reality-television series R U the Girl? in 2005. Watkins competed on Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice in 2009 and appeared in a reality show about her own life, titled Totally T-Boz, in 2013. She also gained experience as a producer, working on the comedy-drama film ATL (2006) and a 2013 TLC biopic called CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story that aired on VH-1.

 Lets go back in time with TLCs “Creep” video. Get ready to start snapping your fingers!