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Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

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Tionne Tenese Watkins (born April 26, 1970), better known by her stage name T-Boz, is an American R&B singer and a member of the group TLC. Watkins is also an occasional actress.

After a career as a hair stylist, Watkins auditioned for Atlanta teenager Crystal Jones’ music group 2nd Nature. Jones, Watkins, and Lisa “Left-Eye” Lopes eventually attracted the attention of Perri “Pebbles” Reid and her husband, LaFace Records chief Antonio “L.A.” Reid. L.A. Reid replaced Jones with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and the group was signed in 1991 as TLC, which would go on to become one of the most successful girl groups in history and sell over 45 million records worldwide. She is one of the founders of the group TLC and also the lead singer along with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas who is usually the lead singer in the more pop-oriented songs done by the group, like “No Scrubs”.

In addition to her work in TLC, Watkins has done some solo recording, including the singles “Touch Myself” (1996) for the Fled soundtrack, and “My Getaway” (2000) from the Rugrats in Paris: The Movie soundtrack. T-boz has also collaborated with other artists over the years. This include singles such as “Ghetto Love” (1996) by Da Brat, “Changes” (1996) by Society of Soul, “He Say She Say” (2000) by Keith Sweat, “Different Times” (2002) by Raphael Saadiq, and “Be Somebody” by Paula Cole.

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