Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins
Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes
Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Tionne Watkins is best known as "T-Boz," the lead singer of the best selling female group of all time, TLC. With over 18 million albums sold worldwide and a tour to support their current album, with Tionne as its guiding creative force, promises to continue to set records and win awards.
The current album, Fan Mail, was released in February of 1999 to universal acclaim and the number one post on the Billboard chart where it stayed for four consecutive weeks.
As the songwriter of "Unpretty," the single from Fan Mail, Tionne continues in the TLC tradition of contemporary music with social relevance by creating a song that is haunting in its beauty message. "Unpretty" conveys that beauty comes from the inside and that society cannot make us feel pretty - we can only do it for ourselves.
In addition to her skills as a singer, songwriter, and choreographer, Tionne has been named one of People Magazine's "50 most beautiful people" twice and appeared as Josephine Baker in revered makeup artist Kevin Aucoin's book, Making Faces. As president of her own entertainment company, Shee Entertainment, Tionne is also currently pitching a children's cartoon that she created and wrote and is developing feature film projects as a writer.
As an actress, Tionne recieved rave reviews for her role in the film Belly and guest starred on the long-running sitcom Living Single for FOX. She also had a small role in the feature film House Part III.
Tionne is the national spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation. Her tireless efforts on the group's behalf led her to be named by the Iris Captor-UCLA Women's Health Center as one of the top ten women in health education along with others Katie Couric and Oprah Winfrey. In addition to a national public service announcement, Tionne will be featured as a character in a comic book for children about sickle cell anemia that is in developement.