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R&B Pop Singer Known as "Chilli"; Part of the '90s group TLC

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Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas is best known as a former member of the all-female R&B/pop trio TLC, one of the most successful musical groups of the 1990s. After a decade of success with fellow members Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, TLC disbanded when Lopes died in 2002. Thomas has continued to perform and has appeared on several television series.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas's ethnicity combines her mother's African-American and Native American heritage with her father's Middle Eastern and East Indian background. Raised by a single mother in Atlanta, Thomas attended Benjamin E. Mays High School, where she graduated in 1989.

A few years after high school, Rozonda Thomas worked as a back-up dancer for the R&B duo Damian Dame, represented by LaFace Records. LaFace had just signed on a new R&B trio called TLC, and the label's executives wanted to replace singer Crystal Jones with another woman. Thomas was selected and was given the stage name of "Chilli," making her the "C" in TLC.

Thomas's smooth vocals and sultry good looks were essential ingredients in TLC's record-breaking appeal. Singing and dancing alongside Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Thomas took part in the group's remarkable success throughout the 1990s. TLC would eventually sell 45 million albums worldwide. The 1994 album CrazySexyCool (referring to Lopes's "crazy" personality, Thomas's "sexy" allure and Watkins's "cool" edge), established TLC as a crossover success on the R&B and pop charts. CrazySexyCool and the group's following album, FanMail, both won Grammy Awards. Four singles, including "No Scrubs" and "Waterfalls," were No. 1 hits.

In the 2000s, Thomas and Watkins released a TLC greatest-hits compilation and occasionally performed together. The two women also joined up for the reality-television competition "R U the Girl?" in 2005.

Thomas appeared on her own in the 2010 reality-television program "What Chilli Wants" in which she went on dates while media personality Tionna Smalls acted as her matchmaker. She was also featured as an actress in small parts on the television sitcoms "That '70s Show" and "The Parkers," in addition to a recurring role in the series "Single Ladies."

Thomas is one of the producers of the 2013 biopic "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story." The actress Keke Palmer plays the real-life Thomas in the production.

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Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas

R&B Pop Singer Known as "Chilli"; Part of the '90s group TLC

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Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas Biography

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas is best known as a former member of the all-female R&B/pop trio TLC, one of the most successful musical groups of the 1990s. After a decade of success with fellow members Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, TLC disbanded when Lopes died in 2002. Thomas has continued to perform and has appeared on several television series.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas's ethnicity combines her mother's African-American and Native American heritage with her father's Middle Eastern and East Indian background. Raised by a single mother in Atlanta, Thomas attended Benjamin E. Mays High School, where she graduated in 1989.

A few years after high school, Rozonda Thomas worked as a back-up dancer for the R&B duo Damian Dame, represented by LaFace Records. LaFace had just signed on a new R&B trio called TLC, and the label's executives wanted to replace singer Crystal Jones with another woman. Thomas was selected and was given the stage name of "Chilli," making her the "C" in TLC.

Thomas's smooth vocals and sultry good looks were essential ingredients in TLC's record-breaking appeal. Singing and dancing alongside Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Thomas took part in the group's remarkable success throughout the 1990s. TLC would eventually sell 45 million albums worldwide. The 1994 album CrazySexyCool (referring to Lopes's "crazy" personality, Thomas's "sexy" allure and Watkins's "cool" edge), established TLC as a crossover success on the R&B and pop charts. CrazySexyCool and the group's following album, FanMail, both won Grammy Awards. Four singles, including "No Scrubs" and "Waterfalls," were No. 1 hits.

In the 2000s, Thomas and Watkins released a TLC greatest-hits compilation and occasionally performed together. The two women also joined up for the reality-television competition "R U the Girl?" in 2005.

Thomas appeared on her own in the 2010 reality-television program "What Chilli Wants" in which she went on dates while media personality Tionna Smalls acted as her matchmaker. She was also featured as an actress in small parts on the television sitcoms "That '70s Show" and "The Parkers," in addition to a recurring role in the series "Single Ladies."

Thomas is one of the producers of the 2013 biopic "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story." The actress Keke Palmer plays the real-life Thomas in the production.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas Videos

  • TLC - No Scrubs ( Official ) - YouTube
  • TLC - Waterfalls - YouTube

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  • How to book Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas?

    Booking fees for Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Keke Palmer, Q Parker, Essence Atkins, Hill Harper and Ilyasah Shabazz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas for an upcoming event.

Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas Speaker Videos

  • TLC - No Scrubs ( Official ) - YouTube
    TLC - Waterfalls - YouTube

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