TLC was a four-time -Grammy Award winning American Hip Hop and R&B group, consisting of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Billboard magazine ranks the group as one of the greatest musical trios of all time. They have had #1 hit singles such as, "Creep", "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs", and "Unpretty". According to the RIAA and Billboard, TLC are the most successful R&B Girl Group and has been certified for more than 22 million records in the United States. In 2008, the group was inducted into the All Time Hot 100 Artist Hall of Fame by Billboard magazine at 56th place.

Their second album, CrazySexyCool (1994), was the first album by a female group to be awarded diamond certification by the RIAA for selling over 11 million copies in the USA.

In early 2002, just before the release of TLC's fourth Album, 3D, Lopes was killed in a car accident in Honduras. Watkins and Thomas promoted 3D as a duo, and in 2005, hosted a reality television show, R U the Girl, with a grand prize of a chance to record a song and perform once in concert with the surviving group members, both of whom have released solo material and continued to occasionally collaborate.