better known by her stage name T-Boz, is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and executive producer.Born in Des Moines, Iowa, Watkins rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of the girl-group TLC.' I was in the middle of this drama, because the other guy was [my boyfriend's] friend, and my boyfriend was just not getting it together."T-Boz shared her relationship woes with producer-songwriter Dallas Austin, whom she grew up with in Atlanta, and Austin in turn penned a TLC song, "Creep," that he thought T-Boz would be perfect to lead. A." Reid, who had co-founded TLC's label La Face Records, "flipped out" when he first heard "Creep," and the decision was made to name the horn-inflected soul track 's first single.Girl Group Week Main Page | Top 40 Girl Group Songs of All Time: Hear The Full List! "People get mad sometimes -- my ex-boyfriend that inspired me to write 'Unpretty' was like, 'Okay, so you have to be dogging me out again?I used to love the way she would come up with the craziest things, like, she would buy plastic ants and line them up near a restaurant salad bar.
That's the inspiration behind it."This summer, TLC will join New Kids on the Block and Nelly on a tour that kicks off May 1 in Las Vegas.
T-Boz and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas will also release a new album of TLC material following a successful Kickstarter campaign.
On a recent afternoon in New York City, remaining bandmembers Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins were in a playful mood, laughing heartily as they shared memories of their friend and third TLC member, the late Lisa "Left-Eye" Lopes' pranks, their worst fan moments, and what they did when they finally got some "real" money after years of being "the brokest" multi-platinum album selling artists. I already grew up in a musical family but seeing him made me want it so bad. MC Hammer was their favorite person to go on tour with: Chilli: That was like the best tour ever! I watched Hammer's show every night on that tour and I was studying how he was up there with all those dancers and yet he stood out from all of them. I'm thinking, 'I don't know how good this is gonna be.' I took a bite of that chicken and I was like, 'Damn! ' I just cherish those times because we would just talk and laugh, eat good food and just have fun.
Watkins' daughter, Chase, portrayed a younger Tionne in the film.
In addition to her work with TLC, Watkins recorded solo singles, including: "Touch Myself" (For the soundtrack of the 1996 film Fled) and "My Getaway" (for the soundtrack to the 2000 film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie).