VH1 is getting into the TV movie business with a series of scripted bio-pics featuring musicians and pop culture icons. The dramatic story behind the legendary ’90s R&B/hip-hop/pop trio TLC will be featured in the first TV movie for VH1 in this series. The two surviving members of the group, Chilli and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, have signed on as consultants and executive producers for the movie. Acclaimed screenwriter Kate Lanier (“What’s Love Got To Do With It” and “Beauty Shop) has signed on to pen the bio-pic.
The gifted trio TLC, which was comprised of Rozonda “Chilli”Thomas, the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Tionne ”T-Boz” Watkins achieved instant commercial success with their first album, Ooooooohhh… On The TLC Tip in 1992 which sold over 6 million copies worldwide and spawned numerous Top Ten singles. But it was the release of their second album; CrazySexyCool in 1994 that elevated them to superstar status, that album sold over 22 million albums worldwide to date and propelled TLC to become the most successful female group in history. They went on to record Fanmail selling over 10 million albums and 8 Grammy nominations before Lopes’ untimely death in 2002.
This will be a good look for VH1 and the fans who love TLC, and also put a little money in Tionne pockets after recently filling for bankruptcy.
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