BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene
TLC fans who contributed to the Kickstarter campaign to fund the group’s final album finally have some answers.
Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas and Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins will release their final album on June 30.
The TLC Kickstarter fund began in January 2015 and raised more than $430,000. In recent months, contributors started to publicly question when their donations would be put to use.
But the duo’s manager, Bill Diggins, clarified TLC’s future with a Kickstarter post that confirmed the June 30 unveiling as well as a photo and video shoot that will take place April 18-20.
Thomas and Watkins are also soliciting fans for inspiration for a title for the album.
It’s been a busy few weeks for TLC. They recently announced their headlining position on the “I Love the ‘90s – The Party Continues” tour with Naughty By Nature, Color Me Badd, Montell Jordan and Snap!, which will play Infinite Energy Arena on Sept. 9.
As well, Atlanta’s Kandi Burruss of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and Tameka “Tiny” Cottle of “T.I. & Tiny” will receive retroactive songwriting credit for Ed Sheeran’s hit, “Shape of You,” because of its resemblance to “No Scrubs,” the 1999 No. 1 hit they penned for TLC.