It’s finally here! TLC, the best-selling female group in music history, return to the spotlight with a series of exciting events, including an album, a biopic, and a reunion performance, ushering in the next phase of the group’s comeback career. This week, VH1 gave a sneak peak of the new scripted original movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, which was written by screenwriter Kate Lanier (What’s Love Got To Do With It, Set it Off) and directed by Charles Stone III (Drumline, Paid in Full). The film, which chronicles TLC’s humble beginnings in Atlanta and unprecedented rise to fame in the ’90s, stars KeKe Palmer (Akeela & The Bee) as Chilli, Drew Sidora (Step Up) as T-Boz, and Lil Mama (America’s Best Dance Crew) as Left Eye, who died in a car crash in 2002. Check the promo clip:
It appears that the film is just the beginning of the group’s return. TLC has reunited with their mentor L.A. Reid, who originally signed the group to his LaFace Records in 1991. Reid has re-signed them to the LaFace name under Epic Records, which will release an album on October 15th. Reportedly, the yet-to-be-titled collection will feature the group’s most beloved and biggest singles, plus four brand-new songs, including “Meant To Be,” which was written by Ne-Yo and will be used during the closing credits of the upcoming VH1 Original Movie, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story. Another song, “Posh Life,” was produced and co-written by Grammy Award-winner Dallas Austin (who co-produced TLC’s CrazySexyCool and FanMail) and Lady Gaga. L.A. Reid stated:
It gives me great pleasure to welcome TLC back into the LaFace/Epic Records family. TLC is still the most important girl band of all time.
The movie premiers on Monday, October 21st,.