TLC Shares Update On Kickstarter Album

Published: Thursday 14th Jan 2016 by Sam
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How time flies! Just ask fans of TLC.

A whole year has passed since the iconic R&B outfit made headlines when they launched a fan-funded Kickstarter campaign to finance their final studio album.

Supporters – including celebrities such as Katy Perry – bound together to assist the surviving members T-Boz and Chilli in the venture, which hit $430,000 by its climax.

With a whole year passed, what is the status of the record?

An update awaits below…

Speaking with Billboard this week, Chilli – real name Rozanda Thomas – said:

“We’re trying to finish up the album, and after today, [it will be] day in, day out, just getting this album done.”

The singer was coy about specifics, but did offer the following:

“I’ll just say this: We’re bringing back our interludes. We’ve come up with some really fun, funny stuff for people to.”

Time’s a’ticking, but we’re willing to be patient to hear what the ladies have cooked up.

Between the “final album” tag and fundraising approach, it does kinda sorta need to be all the way on-point, though.

Your thoughts?

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  1. RASHAD January 14, 2016

    Destinys Child would NEVER!

    • Antisatanicthealbum January 14, 2016

      Get back together, I’m sure that’s what you mean right?

      • RASHAD January 14, 2016

        They don’t need to!

        Destinys child Super Bowl reunion>>> TLC pay pal album

      • SimmerDownStans January 14, 2016

        ya’ll do know TLC’s sales haven’t been met by Destiny’s Child’s yet, right? why so much baseless shade & comparions to Destiny’s Children when TLC has not yet met competition… Don’t get me wrong, I go hard for Bey Kels & even Michelle, but ya’ll really need to calm that down and appreciate these women for how they changed the game. Makes me feel like watching the biopic again cuz it was damn good… 🙂

    • Arfa January 14, 2016

      TLC DISCOGRAPHY >>>>>>>> BEYONCES CHILDREN

      • RASHAD January 14, 2016

        Child please, they are the biggest selling group of all time and have nothing show for it & Left eye was the glue that held that group together. When she died those 2 basics T-bone & Cold chilli have been flopping since. Destinys Child has never and will never be this desperate

        Pay pal group good luck!

      • Arfa January 14, 2016

        Rashadi TLC HAS NEVER FLOPPED. ALL THEIR ALBUMS HAVE GONE PLATINUM + EVEN DIAMOND. BEYONCES CHILDREN HASN’T GONE DIAMOND.

      • RASHAD January 14, 2016

        Destinys child may not have a diamond but guess what Destinys child never filed for bankruptcy either!

        DC3>>>> PAY PAL

      • Arfa January 14, 2016

        Um every artists is asking for money biitch! Thats why they dont put out music for free cuunt! Concerts aren’t free either diickhead!Everyone wants money whhore!

    • metzo January 14, 2016

      Ask their fans for money..? Oh yeah i agree

      • mar January 14, 2016

        @Rashad what is your point in saying all of that…? TLC were one of the most commercially successful groups of all time. They have two diamond albums. You can’t take away from their achievements, they accomplished some feats that Destiny’s Child never touched. Financially their problems came from bad deals. Even after CSC sold as much as it did their contracts were still f*cked, they didn’t reup till later. So them not making huge amounts of money was never due to low sales. Had Left Eye lived, despite their issues, I’m sure they woulda find away to put out a a few more successful albums. Both groups were amazing.

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 14, 2016

        @mar, Left-Eye was pretty much adamant about leaving around the Fanmail/3D eras to do her solo career. In fact, the REAL TEA is that apparently Chilli & T-Boz were planning to be a duo before Left-Eye passed, but the label asked her to do one more album (because they were in a contract and in major debt).

        ___

        “Lopes disappeared to Honduras to do missionary work and begin work on her second studio album. Watkins and Thomas began plotting their next moves as a duo.”

      • SimmerDownStans January 14, 2016

        biggest selling group rashad? you must have been born in the past decade or 2 to be so factually wrong about that….. SO FACTUALLY WRONG. And the real drama about recording solo albums was Left Eye pushing for a group album filled with each other’s solo tracks that slightly rubbed T & C the wrong way and was a straight up no from their management. AS FOR BANKRUPTCIES; MOST ARTISTS IN THE 80’S 7 90’S WERE CONTRACTUALLY SCREWED… do yourself a favor and educate yourself before embarrassing yourself. Even Diddy’s triflin ass screwed Bad Boy artists….. s*** why am i arguing with a troll. good day

    • Arfa January 14, 2016

      WHAT TLCSUS DID WITH KICKSTATER IS BASICALLY EQUAL TO PRE-ORDERING AN ALBUM. DC WOULD NEVER? I DON’T THINK ANYONE WOULD CONTRIBUTE TO THAT ALBUM…

    • Mrwest January 15, 2016

      ???????

  2. Kenken January 14, 2016

    This album will be FIRE! TLC never made on time albums anyway and they all were great!

    • SimmerDownStans January 14, 2016

      EXACTLY. Artist’s take their time in creation.

  3. DC3STAN January 14, 2016

    TLC are FLOPS. None of them have identities outside of the group. Beyonce, Michelle and Kelly are all successful in their respective areas. T Boz can’t even afford the payments on her ’97 Mazda. GTFOH!!! DC >>> TLC

  4. DC3STAN January 14, 2016

    Btw nobody’s buying this album lmao

    • 1and1equal3 January 14, 2016

      With a name like DC3″Stalker+Fan” it makes sense that you woukd feel that way DC3STAN. #justsayin. Beyonce left her girls Kellys and Michelle in the dirt to fend for themselves. Also, Chilli had a new solo song called “Work Your Body” and has teamed up with Beachbody and ShaunT for a new workout program called Cize for which she came up with the workout. If you pulled your head out of Destiny Child’s ass, you might know this. Check it @thatgrapejuice:http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/6843080/tlc-chilli-dance-workout-cize-beachbody-kickstarter-album

      • DC3STAN January 14, 2016

        FLOP. Michelle and Kelly have #1 albums/singles and successful ventures without Beyonces help but what do TBone and CampbellsSoup have outside of TLC?

  5. Ciah’s Turtle January 14, 2016

    I’m here for anything TLC. I’m not bothered because I never donated a dime to these broke bxtches. But WERK !!

  6. Weezy Tha Goat January 14, 2016

    Lisa was truly the Beyonce/Posh Spice of this group. Yawn next!!!!✌?️

    • Betty January 14, 2016

      Posh Spice? Girrrrl…. nobody was checking for her then and nobody (but you) is thinking about her today.

  7. Brittanie Sidebottom January 14, 2016

    I personally can’t wait for the album to come out!! I know it’s gonna be awesome!! The only issue I’m seeing at the moment is that I still haven’t received my reward for donating (Kickstarter T-shirt). I tried emailing the email they gave us and everything and still haven’t got it or received any sort of reply. Been watching the mail like a hawk, and still nothing. I know it’s not their fault, but I’m still impatiently waiting lol.

  8. JanStan January 14, 2016

    Lol at DC stans trying to drag tboz and chilli like the revolving door of DC members never happened. KIIIIIII TO THE HEAVENS!!!! HAHAHAHA

    • RASHAD January 14, 2016

      Revolving doors of Destinys child are still relevant and aren’t asking fans for pay pal support to make their struggle album!

      • SimmerDownStans January 14, 2016

        yea, instead they’re begging daddy knowles for their name back….

      • JanStan January 14, 2016

        Oh like Farrah?

  9. a January 14, 2016

    a whole year to record an album??

    give me a f**** Break!!

    I cant with lazy artists, sorry, I like TLC, but I cant understand years and years working on something, some artists just dont have the right work ethic.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan January 14, 2016

      How is that lazy? Lazy is putting out an album that was rushed and sounds rushed. Their actually putting more of the time and effort in to making their album really creative.

      Hold several bathroom toilet seats.

    • Slayty Perry ( 2 Diamond Singles) January 14, 2016

      You must stan for audio assault artist like Fist Brown, Ariana Grande, and Rihanna, cause artist who actually partake in the creative process usually spend a year and a half writing, recording, and producing an album. It has nothing to do with work ethic. Plus it takes another 6 months at the least for label politics, promo planning, etc.

  10. King Mark111 /.\ January 14, 2016

    Another day, another pest comparing Beyonce to another artist. Funny, rather you’re on a TLC, Aaliyah, Rihanna or any other artist post, a Beyonce stan will be there fighting with others. DC don’t even own their masters and can’t record an album without evil Matthew. Some queen. The thing about TLC, we loved ALL three OG members. Vs your 6 memebers playing musical chairs.

    • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 14, 2016

      PFFFT, another day, another lame ass attempt at hiding your séxuality. BTW, HŒhanna and her slavi were the same ones that were attacking TLC on twitter like rockweilers, all because of a comment T-Boz made that they took out of context. HŒhanna called them ‘thots’ and even went as far as posting pictures of TLC on her twitter banner and mocking Left-Eye. You hœs are as ignorant as your master.
      _
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OJ0fx4_9GI

      • LDN Chick January 14, 2016

        Oops!

      • RASHAD January 14, 2016

        Expose that goat

      • LmfaoHoe January 14, 2016

        Trust me if Left Eye was still here Riri wouldnt came like that, b**** would had her ass handed to her like 09 again (not trying be funny but fr Left Eye took nobody’s s***) ya do remember the house she set on fire lol.

    • LDN Chick January 14, 2016

      You seething bottoms are always the first to bring Beyonce into it and cry when you get your Asus hairs dragged out.

    • RASHAD January 14, 2016

      Rihanna can’t real aw her album with Kanye, Sia, Jay-z, and $25 million dollars from Samsung…. Some queen Rihanna is!

      Don’t do it boo…. I will drag you on to a banana boat send you & Rihanna back to Gilligan’s Island!

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 14, 2016

        i’m SCREAMING bih!!!!!!!

      • LmfaoHoe January 14, 2016

        @ Rashad ctfu ????

    • King B January 15, 2016

      “Princess” of R&B” – Flop singles, albums, no grammys, no highest grossing tour, no Oscar, no Golden Globe LOCAL (Highest selling album in UK -300k)

  11. RIP January 14, 2016

    TLC fans are delusional.
    So what they have that one shipment based diamond certification!It still doesn’t take away the fact that they were begging for money on kickstarter while even Latavia seems to have some type of self sustaining income.Farrah even has her own money.

    Destiny child may be a lot of things, but begging for money to record an album is something they’ve never done.If $400K+ is what they used for interludes, I’m Aretha Franklin.It doesn’t even take that much to do a full album.TLC only has DC by 5 Million,that’s nothing to brag about when they have the diamond album.S***!TLC won a couple of battles,while DC won the war. Kelly has a career outside of DC
    Michelle has a career outside of DC
    Letoya has a career outside of DC
    Beyonce has a career outside of DC
    Meanwhile TLC members couldn’t go solo if they wanted to.
    TLC fans really need to thank their lucky stars that during DC4/DC3 commercial peak singles weren’t as big as they are now.Best of luck to them though, maybe TBoz can get her van back from repo once the single drops!

    • TurkeyNoodleSavage January 15, 2016

      People keep mentioning them not having careers outside of TLC but I can recall T-Boz being featured on plenty of songs + writing for other artist ( Da Brat , Little Mix , Keith Sweat , YoungBloodz , Society of Soul and Raphael Saadiq ) , she also released a solo single which made it to the top 40 on billboard . She appeared in ” Belly ” and also was an executive producer behind the movie ” ATL ” .

      Left Eye was also featured on countless amounts of songs in the 90’s ( Will Smith , Donell Jones , Mel C , Nsymc , Toni Braxton , Mya , etc ) she created one of the most memorable girl groups from the late 90’s ( Blaque ) who went on to have a platinum selling album + singles .

      Chilli focused more on her acting then music . Appearing in That 70’s show , The Parkers , and Strong Medicine . She played in a total of 4 movies as well . had her own successful tv show on Vh1 and had a role in ” Single Ladies “.

      At the end of the day the girls were very successful in their own right and have mentioned countless amount of times that they would always put their solo careers on the back burner for the group . .No matter if you like it or not these girls are legendary ! if you love DC so much then why bother reading + commenting ?

  12. LDN Chick January 14, 2016

    They’re nothing without Lisa who made that group what they were.

  13. DC3STAN January 14, 2016

    Even Farrah wouldn’t stoop as low as starting a GoFundMe page LMAO. TLC should have dropped the album after that terrible VH1 movie, but they’re too broke. Chilli still on reality shows looking for a man?

  14. Tyree January 14, 2016

    This is why African AMericans are always lagging way behind other races, because we are always saying this one is better than this one. Did you know years ago there were tons of female groups killing it in the game and we supported ALL OF THEM! We are forever trying to talk down about someone else when most of us don’t even have our own s*** together. I love DC and TLC because of what they stand for, and there aren’t many African Americans killing it nowadays in the music industry. I swear at times we (black people) are our very own demise. You see how white people continuously support each other? They are not on message boards and online saying that Katy Perry is not better than Adele, because it sounds foolish. We (black people) once supported each other, but those days are long gone.

    • Love January 14, 2016

      Exactly!

  15. Cough Cough January 14, 2016

    A big majority of Y’all commenting are idiots. TLC is TLC and Destinys Child is DC. Get the f*** over it and let two iconic groups be separate entities who SLAYED the world. losers, I swear.

  16. Slayty Perry ( 2 Diamond Singles) January 14, 2016

    Not these tired Beyonce’s Child stans trying it. Kickstarter or not, TLC is still a LEGENDARY group and one of the best selling of all time. I love how these Beyonce’s Child stans are up here acting like they know how long it takes to make an album or how much it costs. Sit down, both groups are in the history books

  17. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 14, 2016

    Kiii I just remembered that my OG OG name was ‘Tboz’sSideburns’ back in 2014. *sighs*

    • ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? January 14, 2016

      Girl, did you hear about the Bey summer stadium tour? I KNOW you probably lost your s***, right?

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 14, 2016

        Yas I sure did! I haven’t seen her since the Beyonce Experience Tour back in 2007 so hopefully I will catch her this summer. Can’t Wait!

  18. #JACKIE January 14, 2016

    They’re so tired.

    • RASHAD January 14, 2016

      I see NO LIES!

      • #JACKIE January 14, 2016

        And these TLC stans are so pressed coming for the superior vocalists Destinys Child. Half of the time TLC had other girls singing background. Hey Debra Killings!

    • LmfaoHoe January 14, 2016

      Jackie cut it out, you talking s*** about using background singers in a studio (which all artist do) but you seen to forget Ciara had use background singers to sing the national anthem LIVE @ one point so again let’s not for others to come drag poor Cici again.

      • #JACKIE January 14, 2016

        But TLC is a GROUP sis. Why would a group need background singers? Is it because they’re NOcalists? Ciara isn’t a powerhouse singer but she slays TBull and Gumbo.

  19. FC/JC January 14, 2016

    Im here for it… They need to take time

  20. LmfaoHoe January 14, 2016

    This is why music of today is so shiitty nobody takes time to make an album of either conceptually or just an satisfying one. Growth especially artisticly takes time, or it will not come out right. Stans maybe dragging her now and fans becoming inpatient but if Rihanna is really taking her time on this album than I applaud her and Gaga for taking their time in the sake of quality not charts or microwaveable Pop songs, same way Beyonce reinvent herself on her last album. Take your time why rush to be drag if the music isn’t up to bar.

  21. What now January 14, 2016

    I’m so confused about them rite now. I’m here for it as long as they don’t make me wait as long as Rih is for Anti now 🙁 we’ll be good.

  22. EVE of Destruction January 14, 2016

    Talk All the crap you want. The fact is TLC is the most successful R&B girl group ever in the US. These are facts. The diamond album alone puts them ahead of every other girl group.

  23. Cake like Lady GaGa 25 January 15, 2016

    I see @Analwig is still trolling TGJ, why doesn’t he follow @rosie and go into hiding because they both get Dragged every single day

    • Mariah The Legend January 15, 2016

      LMFAOOOOOOOO I live!!!!!! somebody should give those bitttches an award. kiiiiii

  24. Mariah The Legend January 15, 2016

    TLC >>>>>>> Destiny Trash

  25. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig January 15, 2016

    This dengue-fever sufferer @FakeLikeLadyGayPhaag is so OBSESSED with me, following me from post to post asking for my attention even after I SLAUGHTERED her. Yikes looks like we have another rihSLAVI on our hands.

  26. Jes January 15, 2016

    Kinda sad that there are all these Beyonce and DC fans commenting on a post about TLC and being so nasty about it too. Trolls. Haha

    • TurkeyNoodleSavage January 15, 2016

      It’s fine ; that just shows their checking for the girls that’s all .

  27. Tyree January 15, 2016

    TLC has two diamond albums (CrazySexyCool and Fanmail). Fanmail went over the 10 million mark after the Biopic was released.

  28. another taken day something ain’t wrong January 17, 2016

    Can’t wait to hear their new album if it true

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