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Encyclopedia > Tionne Watkins
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins

Background information
Birth name Tionne Tenese Watkins
Also known as T-Boz / "Cool"
Born April 26, 1970 (1970-04-26) (age 37)
Origin Des Moines, Iowa / Atlanta, Georgia , United States
Genre(s) R&B, hip hop, Pop
Years active 1991–(TLC)
1996–present (Solo)
Label(s) Arista Records and LaFace,

Tionne Tenese "T-Boz" Watkins (born April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American R&B singer and lead singer of the group TLC. Watkins is also an occasional actress. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Des Moines” redirects here. ... Atlanta redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... LaFace Records is an Atlanta based record label company created by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Antonio LA Reid. ... is the 116th day of the year (117th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1970 ([[Rf 1970 == January 1 - The Unix epoch begins at 00:00:00 UTC January 2 - The last studio performance of The Beatles oman numerals|MCMLXX]]) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Des Moines” redirects here. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ...

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Career history

Family moved from Des Moines to Atlanta, Georgia, when Tionne Watkins was nine years old. 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 43 million records worldwide. Atlanta redirects here. ... A hair salon (also called Hairdresser and Hair Parlour)is a place where one goes to get their hair cut, as well as styled, highlighted or coloured. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Lisa Nicole Lopes (stage name Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002) was a member of the popular R&B group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did some solo performing. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ... Antonio L.A. Reid is the co-founder of LaFace Records. ... Rozanda Chili Thomas (born February 27, 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia) is an African American R&B singer, one of the three members of the successful group TLC. Thomas was raised by a single mother in the Atlanta area. ... A girl group is the equivalent of a boy band, but, as the name implies, featuring a group of female rather than male singers. ...


Watkins first showed her lower register in the hit single, "Red Light Special" ("you might as well be honest, cause the body never lies.") She has also proven she can hit a higher note on TLC's single "What About Your Friends" in the introduction "...what..." On a remake of Prince's "If I Was Your Girlfriend", T-Boz used her falsetto for the first time. Red Light Special is TLCs second single from their sophomore album, CrazySexyCool. ... What About Your Friends is TLCs third single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ... If I Was Your Girlfriend was the second single off Princes widely acclaimed 1987 double album Sign “☮” the Times. ...


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 the Da Brat, "Changes" (1996) by Society of Soul, "He Say She Say" (2000) by Keith Sweat (wrote and produced by Andrew Lane), "Different Times" (2002) by Raphael Saadiq, and "Be Somebody" by Paula Cole. Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Look up fled in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Society of Soul was a group started by Sleepy Brown and Big Rube. ... Keith Crier (born July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), better known as Keith Sweat, is an American R&B/soul, singer-songwriter, record producer and a major contributor to the New jack swing era. ... Andrew Lane is a french horn soloist and conductor. ... Raphael Saadiq (born Charlie Ray Wiggins on May 14, 1966 in Oakland, California) is an acclaimed American music artist. ... Paula Cole (born April 5, 1968 in Rockport, Massachusetts) is an American Grammy Award-winning Singer/Songwriter. ...


As an author, Watkins released the book Thoughts in November 1999. The book is collection of poems as well as essays discussing her life experiences.


Watkins recently opened a children's boutique in Houston, Texas, called Chase's Closet (apparently named for her daughter). The boutique is located in the exclusive River Oaks area of Houston.[1] She is set to launch her own clothing line for kids under the same name this coming November 2006. She also has plans to launch a candle line called Anela's Way. [citation needed] “Houston” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... River Oaks is a very prestigious, 1,100 acre, neighborhood community located halfway between Downtown & Uptown in the geographic center of Houston, Texas. ... Houston redirects here. ...


Watkins has also worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams' 1998 film Belly. More recently, Watkins also served as one of the executive producers for the 2006 movie ATL featuring the rapper, T.I.. Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... Harold Hype Williams (born 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American music video and film director of African-American and Honduran descent. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about motion pictures. ... Belly is a 1998 motion picture, the feature film debut of music video director Hype Williams. ... T.I. from a scene in the movie ATL is an American movie that was released on March 31, 2006. ... This article is about the musician. ...


Tionne was supposed to be providing one of the voices in Andre Benjamin (a/k/a André 3000)'s new Cartoon Network series Class of 3000 in the fall of 2006, but has since then been replaced. She recently did a video for the track "It's Good" with YoungBloodZ, which appears at the end of their Chop Chop video. “Ice cold” redirects here. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Class of 3000 is an American Emmy Award-winning comedy animated television series on Cartoon Network that is created, executive produced by and stars André 3000 of the hip-hop group OutKast as superstar and music teacher Sunny Bridges, set at Atlanta, Georgias Westley School of Performing Arts. ... The YoungBloodZ are an American Southern rap duo from Atlanta, Georgia, comprised of members J-Bo (born Jeffrey Ray Grigsby on October 4, 1977) and Sean P (formerly known as Sean Paul, but changed his name to avoid confusion with the Jamaican reggae dancehall artist of the same name) (born...


T-Boz was also named one of the "50 Most Beautiful People of the World" by People Magazine twice in 1994 and 2000. People (full name People Weekly) is a weekly American magazine of celebrity and human interest stories, published by Time Inc. ...


December of 2006 a web design and graphic company set up a Online Street Team for Tionne's store Chases Closet and worked with Tara Rowntree as well as T-Boz for exclusive contests for TLC fans, exclusive pictures, and more. NhP2 Media Inc. worked on several web site graphics for the store and personal projects as well. AS OF AUGUST THE MYSPACE PAGE WAS DELETED BY ACCIDENT AND WILL RELOAD AS A FULL WEBSITE WINTER 08


On August 14, 2007, T-Boz spoke with CyberTLC World about upcoming plans which included her solo album which she started recording for 3 weeks ago. She currently has 17 tracks completed and is planning on hitting up to at least 30 songs before she selects the final tracklisting. No plan date on the album at the moment.


Watkins also spoke about a possible TLC movie in which bandmember, Rozonda Thomas, is pretty interested in making. At the moment there is no word whether or not T-Boz and Chilli will be playing themselves. An upcoming TLC-related television program is also in the works as well as an "uplifting" book that Watkins is currently in the midst of writing. Rozonda Ocelean Thomas (born February 27, 1971) is an American R&B singer and actress best known by her stage name, Chilli. ...


During the interview, Tionne also spoke about TLC's future as a band, stating it was not likely that there will ever be another album from the group but that there will possibly be a farewell tour sometime before she releases her solo project. A full interview can be found on the TLC fansite, CyberTLC World at www.cybertlcworld.net and www.cybertlcforums.com.


T-Boz also spoke with CyberTLC again on August 29th, 2007. This time she spoke on her split with Mack 10, talked more about her solo album and a track that will be appearing on it, and more. As with the previous interview, visit CyberTLC World for the entire audio interview.Watkins appears on bandmate Chilli's debut solo single Gameproof. Gameproof is the first single from Chilli (of TLC)s debut solo album. ...


Personal life

As a child, Tionne was diagnosed with sickle-cell disease; initially hiding details of her ailment from others, she went public with the disease in 1996 and is today one of the spokespeople for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.[2] Sickle-cell disease is a group of genetic disorders caused by sickle hemoglobin (Hgb S or Hb S). ...


In August 2000, she married rapper Mack 10. The couple's daughter, Chase Rolison, was born on October 20, 2000. In 2004 T-Boz filed for divorce and a restraining order against Mack 10.[3] She is now dating football player Peyton Manning. She decided to find a white quarterback, rather than get into mess, like Left-Eye. Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... Rapping is one of the elements of hip hop and the distinguishing feature of hip hop music; it is a form of rhyming lyrics spoken rhythmically over musical instruments, with a musical backdrop of sampling, scratching and mixing by DJs. ... Dedrick Rolison (born August 9, 1971) is an American gangsta rapper and actor best known by his stage name Mack 10. ... is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Discography

Singles (as a solo artist)

Year Title Chart Positions Album
US
Hot 100
US
R&B/Hip-Hop
UK
1996 "Touch Myself [remix]" (Richie Rich featuring T-Boz) - Seasoned Veteran
1996 "Touch Myself" 40 23 - Fled Soundtrack
1996 "Ghetto Love" (Da Brat featuring T-Boz) 18 16 - Anuthatantrum
2000 "Tight To Def" (Mack 10 with T-Boz) - The Paper Route
2000 "My Getaway" - - 44 Rugrats in Paris: The Movie Soundtrack

“Hot 100” redirects here. ... The Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, formerly known as Top Soul Singles, Top Black Singles, and Top R&B Singles (before the hip-hop term was added in the late 1990s), lists the most popular songs, calculated weekly by airplay and sales, in traditionally African American venues... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Richie Rich may refer to one of the following: Richie Rich (comics), a Harvey Comics comic book character Richie Rich (1980 TV series), an animated television series produced by Hanna-Barbera Richie Rich (1996 TV series), an animated television series produced by Harvey Entertainment, Film Roman and Universal Studios Richie... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: 1996 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1996 Record labels established in 1996 // January 8 - Madonnas stalker, Robert Hoskins is found guilty and convicted on five charges of assault, stalking, and threatening to kill the singer. ... Dedrick Rolison (born August 9, 1971) is an American gangsta rapper and actor best known by his stage name Mack 10. ... See also: 2000 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2000 Record labels established in 2000 // John Tavener is knighted in the New Years Honours List. ...

References

  1. ^  nndb biography of Tionne Watkins Accessed Dec 6, 2006
  2. ^  tv.com biography of Tionne Watkins Accessed Dec 6, 2006
  3. ^  North Carolina divorce law July 2004 Accessed Dec 6, 2006
  4. ^  H Texas Online Accessed Dec 6, 2006

External links

  • T-Boz at the Internet Movie Database
  • Biography at TV.com
  • ChasesCloset.com
  • Chase's Closet Online Street Team [NhP2 Media]

  Results from FactBites:
 
Tionne Watkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (584 words)
Tionne Tenese "T-Boz" Watkins (born April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American RandB singer and lead singer of the group TLC.
Tionne first showed her lower register in the hit single, Red Light Special ("you might as well be honest, cause the body never lies.
As a child, Tionne was diagnosed with sickle-cell disease; initially hiding details of her ailment form others, she went public with the disease in 1996 and is today one of the spokespeople for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.
Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins (410 words)
A former model and hairdresser, Tionne Watkins joined with Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Crystal Jones to form the vocal group Second Nature around the beginning of the 1990s.
Along with this enormous popularity came equally enormous problems, however; and by the middle of the decade the three young women were weighed down with personal and financial difficulties that threatened to bring TLC to a messy conclusion.
Watkins has since kept herself busy with numerous business ventures (her production company SHEE Entertainment, a clothing line called Grungy Glamorous, and various development projects), as well as publishing a book of poetry titled Thoughts and working as a spokeperson for the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.
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