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Saturday 31 January 2015

TLC confirm their musical comeback

TLC are to release a new album this year
TLC are to release a new album this year

TLC have revealed that they will release an album later this year, nearly 11 years after their last studio record, 3D.

The group, comprised of Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins and Rozonda 'Chilli' Thomas, are planning to unveil an as-yet-untitled compilation in the US in October after they re-signed with mentor LA Reid and his Epic Records/LaFace label, reported Billboard.

It will feature hits such as Creep, Waterfalls and No Scrubs, as well as new songs.

Two new tracks have already been written - Posh Life, penned by Lady Gaga and Dallas Austin, and Meant To Be, written by Ne-Yo - and the pair are hoping to record with Drake and J Cole too.

"Not one artist has said no, and that's amazing and a blessing... You know, we've been gone for a minute. But to see everyone coming to us like, 'Yo! We heard y'all working, I gotta be down!' That's amazing," T-Boz said.

Rapper Lil Mama (aka Niatia Kirkland) has been filling in for their late bandmate Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, who was killed in a car crash in La Ceiba, Honduras, in April 2002.

The 23-year-old even portrays her in TLC's upcoming VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

But T-Boz and Chilli said she won't replace their friend.

"No one will ever be a member in this group. Ever," said T-Boz, while Chilli added: "We love that she still has her own thing. It's still kind of of out there, but I love it. We love it. I love her personality. She's just so creative and sweet."

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