Rozonda Thomas
Singer, dancer and actress
Rozonda Thomas
Rozonda Ocelean Thomas, best known by her stage name Chilli, is an American R&B singer and actress who rose to fame as one-third of the R&B/Hip-hop girl group TLC.
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Lights Off, Lights On? Left Eye May Join TLC's Reunion Tour With Hologram Help
Color Lines - almost 5 years
Sometimes, it's like the '90s never left us. And now with the help of technology, they never have to. TLC is planning a reunion tour for later this year that may include Lisa "Left Eye" Loopes, the much-beloved rapper who died ten years ago this week. TMZ reports that the remaining members of the trio, Tionne Watkins and Rozonda Thomas, better known as T-Boz and Chili, are in talks to make sure Left Eye is included in the tour, perhaps by projecting her image and including her vocals on tracks, a la Tupac's turn at this year's Coachella festival. So far the tour's booked in five cities, with hope for more. Will you be there?
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TLC Shoot Fashion Spread For August Issue Of <I>Essence</I> - RTT News
Google News - over 5 years
The surviving band members (T-Boz, real name Tionne Watkins and Chilli, real name Rozonda Thomas) appear next to a supermodel, wearing a long black skirt and leather cropped top (Chilli) and black skinny pants and a black jacket (T-Boz)
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[TMZ.com video] Floyd Mayweather burns $100 bill - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
&quot;I&#39;m not a big fan of Floyd&#39;s ever since he dumped Chilli,&quot; said one Cleveland-area woman, referring to TLC group member Rozonda Thomas&#39; close relationship with the boxer that ended when he decided he didn&#39;t want to get more serious, and stood up the
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TLC Sing On <I>American Idol</I> Finale - RTT News
Google News - almost 6 years
Group members T-Boz (real name: Tionne Watkins) and Chilli (real name: Rozonda Thomas) were introduced by Lil Jon. They took to the stage to perform a medley of their hits &quot;No Scrubs&quot; and &quot;Waterfalls,&quot; with backup dancers onstage
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The 30 Hottest Fans of the Kentucky Derby - Bleacher Report
Google News - almost 6 years
Her real name is Rozonda Thomas, but you probably know her as Chilli from the 90s R&amp;B girl group, TLC. Even though she hasn&#39;t made music for a while, she&#39;s still a welcome sight at the Kentucky Derby. She may be on Real Housewives of New York,
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6 Mother's Day gifts from celebrity moms to yours - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Rozonda Thomas:Better known as “Chilli” from the R and B group TLC, she markets a line of personalized handbags that can feature a photo of her favorite kid. (That would be you). · Bethenny Frankel:Toast your mom — or get her toasted — with a
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Nine Years Later: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes Remembered (PHOTOS) - Global Grind
Google News - almost 6 years
When things didn&#39;t work out with Jones, Rozonda Thomas was brought in. Lopes would go on to dub Thomas &quot;Chilli&quot; to represent the &quot;C.&quot; The trio of T-Boz, Left Eye and Chilli would go on to sell 32 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide with
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TELEVISION; VH1: Where Love Hurts
NYTimes - almost 7 years
Somebody could write a doctoral dissertation pegged to the morphing and remorphing of VH1 over the years as it has tried, some might say desperately, to stay relevant. In the impossibly distant past, when Ronald Reagan was president, the network was called Video Hits One, a name that pretty much described what you could find there. Then it began to
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MUSIC; The Rumors Say Usher's Making A Comeback
NYTimes - almost 7 years
ON a recent afternoon at an airy recording studio here, Usher Raymond IV leaned back in a chair and sang along as ''There Goes My Baby,'' a slow-burning ballad from his forthcoming album, ''Raymond v. Raymond'' (Jive), played over the sound system, occasionally picking up an unlighted cigar, which he rolled in his mouth. When the song ended, this
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No Stranger To Razzle-Dazzle And Hocus-Pocus
NYTimes - over 10 years
REHEARSAL over, Usher walked -- danced really -- to the edge of the stage at the Ambassador Theater and looked out at the sprinkling of press agents, reporters and camera operators in the orchestra section. ''Hope you guys have enjoyed the show,'' he said, flashing a butter-and-cream smile. Then, in the kind of suavely self-assured voice that makes
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DIRECTIONS; To the Runner-Up Goes the Sitcom
NYTimes - over 11 years
It worked for Clay Aiken on ''American Idol'' and Trista Rehn Sutter on ''The Bachelor.'' Now Kara Saun (above, left), the last aspiring fashion designer eliminated on Bravo's hit ''Project Runway,'' is learning that finishing second in a reality competition can still make you a winner: Ms. Saun has been selected as head costume designer for the
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Lisa Lopes, Rapper, Dies in Honduras Crash at 30
NYTimes - almost 15 years
Lisa (Left Eye) Lopes, the feisty rapper and songwriter who was the ''L'' in the multimillion-selling rhythm-and-blues group TLC, died on Thursday in an automobile accident in Honduras, her spokesman, Jay Marose, said. The accident occurred in Roma, a popular vacation spot on the Caribbean coast. Ms. Lopes, who was 30 and lived in Atlanta, had a
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POP REVIEW; A Girl Group That Takes No Prisoners In Love
NYTimes - about 17 years
Pop's ideal woman, vintage 2000, is a bundle of contradictions. She's a wild party girl and a levelheaded career woman. She's independent but she gets lonely. She's streetwise but upwardly mobile, materialistic but not for sale, tough yet insecure, lusty but choosy. It's too much for one woman, so TLC splits the duties three ways. As the group
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TLC Settles Suit, Setting Aside a Troubling Use of Bankruptcy
NYTimes - over 20 years
Members of the rhythm-and-blues group TLC and lawyers for LaFace Records and Pebbitone Inc., which brought the group to public attention in the early 1990's, signed a settlement this weekend, ending a yearlong battle over how the fruits of TLC's success should be divided. The settlement includes a confidentiality clause barring comment on the
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THE MEDIA BUSINESS;Bankruptcy Filings Upheld For Members of TLC Trio
NYTimes - almost 21 years
A Federal bankruptcy judge today upheld the bankruptcy filings of three members of TLC, one of the most popular rhythm-and-blues groups in the record industry, whose chart-topping albums have generated more than $100 million in sales for Arista's LaFace record label. The ruling, the first of two expected in the TLC case this week, represented an
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Going Broke and Cutting Loose;Bankruptcy Has New Appeal for Music Groups Chafing at Their Contracts
NYTimes - about 21 years
Success, as abrupt and electric as a summer thunderstorm, enveloped the music group TLC five years ago and shows no sign of ending. The three-woman group based in Atlanta -- its music is a blend of rhythm and blues and hip-hop -- has two "multi-platinum" albums and half a dozen top singles. So the music industry was somewhat taken aback last year
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Rozonda Thomas
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 44
    In 2016, it was announced she had joined the cast of the film Marshall which is a biopic on the life of Thurgood Marshall.
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    In 2016, she released a new solo single "Body" which served to promote her new fitness workout campaign.
    More Details Hide Details Thomas made guest appearances on television shows such as The Parkers, That 70s Show, Living Single and Strong Medicine. In 1992, she made a brief cameo in the video for "Jump" by Kriss Kross. In 2000, she was featured in the made-for-television movies A Diva's Christmas Carol, Love Song (with Monica), and in the film Snow Day. In 2001, she co-starred in the action film Ticker, directed by Albert Pyun and "House Party 3". She also played a small role in the 1998 film Hav Plenty. In 2011, Thomas made cameo appearances throughout the first season of VH1's Single Ladies. She appeared again on the show's second season performing her unreleased track, "Flirt," written by Tiyon "TC" Mack and produced by Soundz.
  • 2013
    Age 41
    In 2013, Thomas took a stand against cyberbullying after her son Tron was a victim.
    More Details Hide Details The gossip site MediaTakeOut.com targeted Thomas’s son because of his apparel and questioned his sexuality. In response, Thomas created a petition through change.org to get the article deleted from the site and to stop staff members from gossiping about minors entirely. In her petition, she described what cyberbullying is and statistics about some of the victims. The site ended up removing the article and issuing an apology to her son.
    In 2013, Thomas became a member of "Team Guy" on the second season of Food Network's Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared naked in a PETA anti-circus ad campaign. Thomas also appeared on episode 14 of WWE Countdown where she spoke about The Rock.
  • 2012
    Age 40
    In 2012, Thomas started her own non-profit organization called Chilli’s Crew.
    More Details Hide Details The organization is an Atlanta program targeted to help girls between the ages of 13-17 with self-esteem issues.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2010
    Age 38
    The series, What Chilli Wants, which documents Thomas's quest to find love and manage her life with the help of love and relationship expert Tionna Tee Smalls, premiered on April 11, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The second season of What Chilli Wants premiered on January 2, 2011.
  • 2009
    Age 37
    In June 2009, VH1 announced the airing of a reality series starring Thomas.
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  • 2008
    Age 36
    In early April 2008, Thomas's first official solo single, "Dumb, Dumb, Dumb" was released.
    More Details Hide Details No further singles have been announced or leaked. In 2012, Thomas appeared as the leading lady in R&B singer Tyrese's music video for his single "Nothing On You."
  • 2006
    Age 34
    A track titled "Gameproof," which featured her TLC band mate T-Boz, was leaked in spring 2006.
    More Details Hide Details On February 16, 2007, "Straight Jack," a track featuring Missy Elliott and produced by Polow da Don was leaked. The track entered the Deutsche Black Chart in at #35.
    In 2006, rumors of having signed a four-album deal with singer/rapper Akon's label Kon Live Distribution in 2006, she later denied these reports and confirmed that she was entertaining offers from other record labels.
    More Details Hide Details It was confirmed that the name of the album would be titled Bi-Polar, but due to scheduling conflicts and constant delays, the album was shelved. The album was once rumored to include work by Missy Elliott as well as tracks produced by T-Pain and Tricky Stewart. Certain tracks that were intended for the album were leaked from 2006 to 2008.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2001
    Age 29
    In 2001, Thomas began dating Usher. Their relationship lasted for two years: they broke up in December 2003, followed by a media frenzy surrounding the personal nature of Usher's fourth album, Confessions.
    More Details Hide Details His fans inferred the reason he and Thomas split is due to infidelity on his part, giving allusions to the lyrics of the songs. In an interview on The Bert Show on the Atlanta radio channel Q100 in February 2004, Thomas claimed that Usher cheated on her: "Usher did the ultimate no-no to me.I will never be with him again, and that is that". Usher defended: " it just didn't work out. But cheating is not what caused the relationship to collide and crash. That ain't what broke it up". She also markets a line of handbags called Bags by Chilli. Thomas and the rest of the members of TLC were big proponents of encouraging safe sex. For the music video of the song, “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg” Thomas and other band members wore condoms on their clothing. In 2003, Thomas and Watkins teamed up with Agouron Pharmaceuticals to create a national education program about HIV/AIDS. The program supplied people with information about what the disease is, medications to help with the disease, and treatment for the disease.
  • 2000
    Age 28
    Thomas began working on her solo album in 2000 after the completion of promotion for TLC's third album, FanMail (1999).
    More Details Hide Details She ceased production when work began on the next TLC album, 3D (2002).
  • TEENAGE
  • 1991
    Age 19
    Thomas was first a dancer for Damian Dame. In 1991, she joined TLC, replacing founding member Crystal Jones, and was nicknamed "Chilli" by Lisa Lopes so that the group could retain the name TLC.
    More Details Hide Details The group went on to sell over 65 million records worldwide and became the second best selling group in the world and first in the US girl groups of all-time. Chilli has won four Grammy Awards for her work with TLC. Since the death of group member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes in April 2002, Thomas and Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins have occasionally performed as a duo. In 2009, Thomas and Watkins performed a series of concerts in Asia, and are currently planning a possible new album and tour. In late 2011, VH1 announced plans to produce a biopic on TLC to air in 2013. Thomas and Watkins have signed on as producers. Actress and singer Keke Palmer portrayed Thomas in CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.
  • 1989
    Age 17
    Thomas was born in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated from Benjamin E. Mays High School in 1989.
    More Details Hide Details Her father, Abdul Ali, is of Middle Eastern and East Indian descent and her mother, Ava Thomas, is of African American, Native American descent. Thomas, who had been raised by her mother, later allowed the Sally Jessy Raphael television talk show to air footage of her meeting her father for the first time in 1996.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1971
    Born
    Born on February 27, 1971.
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