Good things, apparently, come to fans who wait.
TLC, the trio that shot to fame in the early ’90s with the best-selling album “CrazySexyCool” and a string of hit singles including “Baby Baby Baby,” “Creep” and “No Scrubs,” decided to return to the recording studio.
The as yet untitled album is expected to be released in October. Two songs have already been recorded — “Meant To Be,” a Ne-Yo composition, and “Posh Life,” written by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin.
Following the passing of original member Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002, it seemed evident that fellow members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas would make no further recordings as TLC.
However, the ladies were so impressed with “Lil Mama” that they decided to have her fill in, temporarily, for Lopes. Lil Mama, like Lopes, is a rapper. Watkins and Thomas have made it clear that there will “never” be a full-time replacement for Left Eye.
The new album will not consist entirely of new material. There will also be a reprise of the trio’s biggest hits.
Also in October: the premiere of “CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story,” a biopic that will air on VH1. Among TLC’s other hits were “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “Waterfalls,” “Unpretty,” “Red Light Special” and “What About Your Friends?”