TLC is back! They have just released their new song “Meant To Be” which was written by Neyo. This is the first new song from TLC since 2005’s “I Bet”. The song is the only new song featured on their retrospective album 20 which is out in stores on Oct. 15th. The album coincides with the release of their Vh-1 biopic: Crazy Sexy Cool: The TLC Story which premieres Oct. 21st. Meant To Be sounds like classic TLC. The song is a heartfelt track. It sounds as if TLC is singing all of their background vocals, and additional background vocals with Neyo. We like the track and cannot wait to hear their new full-length studio album. We are not sure if there will be a visual for the song, but at least we have new material to listen to. TLC has been making headlines all this year. First, they were honored by MTV Japan, Vh-1 mixtape festival, Drake brought them out during is OVO Fest, collaborating with J. Cole on a hit single, and now the movie. Check out the song Meant To Be down below and let us know what you think:
It seems like it has been forever since TLC has released something in the US, and it has. The last release from TLC was 2005’s Now and Forever: The Hits. Now, 8 years later, comes TLC anniversary album 20, and here is the tracklist for the album:
Now, I am sure that TLC fans are upset at this list due to the fact that there is only one new song on the tracklist. That song is “Meant to Be” which was written by Neyo. However, TLC fans, DO NOT fret. TLC has just confirmed that they are in the studio working on a full-length studio album due out in 2014. Some of the collaborators for that album have been Lady Gaga, Drake, Neyo, Dallas Austin, and J. Cole just announced that he is also contributing to their new studio album. We are excited about the J. Cole collaboration. TLC’s first time collaborating with J. Cole is on his hit song “Crooked Smile” which is currently sitting at #36 on the Hot 100 (Billboard). This is the first Top 40 hit for TLC since 2002’s “Girl Talk”. We believe that a TLC comeback is in full effect.
Don’t forget to catch the TLC biopic on Vh-1 premiering October 21st!
We had the pleasure of being invited to a press conference held by Planet Hollywood for legendary R&B superstar Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas on Tuesday, February 2nd. Chilli, who is 1/3 of the biggest selling R&B female group in the United States, TLC, came out to promote her hit show “What Chilli Wants.” Right before she was presented to the press, a montage of her show came on, to catch everyone up to date on the second season. From the minute she walked out, she was all smiles and answered every question with a smile on her face. Chilli also made the trademark celebrity handprints that Planet Hollywood does with all the celebrities that come and visit. After the Q&A session, Chilli had fans waiting for her, and mingled with every last one of them. She even recognized the ones from Twitter, which shows that she is truly dedicated to her fans. Her team of people were exceptionally nice, and that made everything even more smoother. Shout-out to Christal (Twitter: @EnchantedPR)!!! This year marks the 20th anniversary of TLC, and to this day it shows that her dedication to her work, and appreciation to her fans, has not changed since Day 1. We have some exclusive pics from the event! Look out for the pics down below:
Flashback to the year of 1999, it had been about five years since we heard a single note sung from R&B superstar group TLC. I remember the first time I heard “No Scrubs” on the radio. I was on a field trip to the NY Yankees game. The first time I heard the song, I instantly fell in love with it, not knowing that it was TLC. I was used to the raspy vocals of T-Boz, so it didn’t strike me that Chilli has taken lead on a song. The single was their first single in almost 4 years, and it was one of the biggest comeback singles of all time. The song became TLC’s eighth Top 10 single, went to spend four weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and was named the 2nd biggest single of 1999. The single also propelled the sales of their third studio album “Fanmail” which stayed at #1 on the Billboard 200 for four consecutive weeks, and help the album sell over 6 million copies domestically. Down below is the video for their smash single “No Scrubs” featuring a rap by Left-Eye which was not featured on the original release of the album:
FUN FACT: T-Boz does not sing at all on the song “No Scrubs”. The background vocals are done by Chilli, Kandi Buruss & Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (from R&B group Xscape and who wrote “No Scrubs”), and Debra Killings.
Rozonda “Chilli’ Thomas, 39 is featured in the new issue of “Today’s Black Woman” magazine. In the pictures from the photo shoot, she looks absolutely stunning. Chilli has told me personally that she credits are wonderful physique and flawless skin to drinking a lot of water, exercising, and eating healthy. She has even gotten me to drink raw milk which she also credits to her great health. Recently, Chilli and T-Boz teamed up to go on tour as TLC overseas. Last year they stated to MTV, that a 5th studio album from TLC is in the works. In the meantime, you can catch her in “What Chilli Wants 2” which will premiere in November, and we here at Supreme Fabulosity have been granted an interview with Chilli in the near future so look out for that. Here are a couple of photos from the shoot:
We are happy to annouce that we have been granted an interview with actress Shar Jackson (Moesha, Celebrity Fit Club, etc.). We cannot wait to talk to her about life after Moesha, working with Brandy, her current projects and much more! Also, we have confirmed an interview with TLC’s Rozanda “Chilli” Thomas, this interview will coincide with the premiere of season 2 of her hit VH-1 show “What Chilli Wants”. We are so excited to add them to the roster of celebrities we have interview, and will interview!!!
If you are an avid Youtube user and have not seen any of Alonzo Lerone’s blog videos…where have you been??? Alonzo has been a staple on Youtube sharing his entertainment reviews, personal thoughts, and stories with the world. At press time, Alonzo is ranked #18 out of all the millions of people that report on youtube. He has over 51,000 subscribers, and his videos have been watched a record 48 million+ times. That is amazing. Alonzo talks with us at Supreme Fabulosity and gives us a very candid interview. You will find out what he has been up to, why he hates the words fan & celebrity, and so much more. Check it out below:
What made you start making youtube videos?
Alonzo Lerone: I had the type of friends that would cancel on me the last minute, leaving me alone with nothing to do, I decided to start expressing my feelings within via youtube, before i used my account to just save music to my playlist but one boring day i realized that people talk real issh on the internet and receive feedback from all over the world, so i decided to upload a few things from dancing, acting goofy and eventually discussing my views on music and music videos.
Where are you from?
Alonzo Lerone: I’m a military brat, so i was born in Berlin, Germany .. visited the Phillipines (where my mom is from) resided in California in my younger years to now in North Carolina.
Were you popular in highschool?
Alonzo Lerone: Oh lawd, helllz to the nah. In fact ,lunch was my hardest subject to date. i was an outcast, i even spent my cafeteria hours with various teachers in their classroom while they graded papers..and many people might say “aw how sad” but i actually thought it was therapeutic since i had time to focus on the fundementals of life, instead of having all these “he said/she said” distractions.
You have over 51,000 subscribers, and over 48 million video hits, and are currently ranked at #18 for all time reporters on Youtube. How that make you feel?
Alonzo Lerone: Ummm lol. Thats how it makes me feel, because i know in 1 day it can go up to number 2 or just drop off the “charts” so i dont really think of it, im just gonna “keep on truckin”
How do you handle your celebrity ?
Alonzo Lerone: Whoa wait.. bathroom break ..ok im back. “Celebrity” uh one of the words that just automatically sends a signal to my eye nerves and rolls them for me, i despise the word celebrity, especially at this stage in the game. because right now im a youtuber, even though i do more than what my friends say “sit in front of the camera and talk” i cherish the moments that i record and the excitement i have reading comments regarding a project that i release.
On average, how long does it take to record and produce your videos?
Alonzo Lerone: Hmm well it takes 10 – 20 minutes to record it, and 1 hour to edit (i edit my videos because i have a short attention span, so i release a video to my likings as if i was watching it myself and plus alot of stuff happens during “production” which is why i decided to add the bloopers so people can see why i edit) lol.
What is your favorite video you have done to date?
Alonzo Lerone: It’s a 3 way tie! between 2 guys 1 horse reaction, All In The Family and 2010 grammy award performances review.
Do you feel there is room for everyone to be a blogger on youtube and get their 15 minutes of fame?
Alonzo Lerone: Well first off OUCH to the 15 minutes of fame lol, and secondly, of course there is room for everyone to be a blogger or just be on youtube point blank. if people would stop acting like youtube is the american idol of the internet (which it can be seen that way) the world will be a less stressful place. People expect too much when they do something, and people get all nervous and have these butterflies in their stomach when they do their first video. my question is why? its just dam youtube. record you and your friends during a road trip, record your mom telling you a funny story and upload, bam you have your first youtube video. Stop stressing and expecting things to happen or “important” people to see it. Because like i always say “the best things happen when least expected”
Do you have any celebrity friends?
Alonzo Lerone: Haha again. define celebrity? and ask me that question again!
What makes a great blogger ?
Alonzo Lerone: Someone that has a point of view, someone that can handle critisizm and still maintain his/her sanity, someone that can spell good b cuz i dont even know if i spelled critisizm or maintain right, and im too tired to google.
How important is social media in the entertainment world today?
Alonzo Lerone: Well internet killed television, right now you can even see full episodes of your favorite tv shows on the www so it is really really big, and im talkin “majah” <– in my posh spice voice. Sites like facebook, twitter, youtube, and myspace (which i all have) are sites that connect you with the world. Many people might ask why not get rid of myspace and keep facebook?! well myspace is still growing, believe it or not, that dam Tom is constantly upgrading his shit, i just logged on to myspace, and i see that you can IM people? what!? lol so every 1 adult that leaves myspace, 2 kids sign on. (i mean not really, thats just my theory.) On top of that, many people, overseas, dont tweet, they facebook .. so because i still have facebook, i am able to stay connected with them. I love my social networks because its like having the world’s phone number at the tip of my fingers.
Are you dating anyone at the moment?
Alonzo Lerone: No
Give us 3 words that describe your personality?
Alonzo Lerone: QWIRKY, (dont even know if thats a word, but i hear my friends say it alot when im around) RANDOM, and FIREBALL.
What do you feel about the state of music today?
Alonzo Lerone: Man i am kind of upset of the way the music is at today. I wish we can go back to the 90’s maybe even 80’s when artists were talking that real ish, and gave us those beats that would make us have fun, forgetting about the troubles in our lives. Now its like if the song isnt about sex, its about breaking up with someone, if its not about that, its about drugs. right now its not about the music, its about the artist and how popular they are.
Who are some of your favorite current artists?
Alonzo Lerone: I really dont have a favorite current artist. I really just concentrate on the music they release. My CD case has so many throwbacks and current songs. Some days I might play Boyz II men, and on other days I might play some TLC, and days like today, I might play an artist you never even heard of lol.
Where can your fans reach me at?
Alonzo Lerone: Okay, lets nip that word in the Bud TODAY!!!! I truly truly do not like that word, only bcuz again, I dont feel like im currently at that stage in life where i should have fans. Its wierd when i receive an email saying “omg im your biggest fan, me and my sister watch your vids everyday.” I just dont feel right hearing “im your biggest fan” . correct me if im wrong but didnt “fan” come from the word “fanatic” umm ya #nothankx. So the people that feel me and support me can reach me at twitter.com/alonzolerone myspace.com/alonzolerone facebook.com/itsalonzo and/or just watch my videos on youtube at youtube.com/alonzolerone
What are the things you have planned for 2010 – 2011?
EEEEK I am so excited because i am moving in my first apartment, so by 2011 i should be already enjoying the independent life. So right now i cant wait to play No Scrubs by TLC in my brand new apartment bcuz thankfully i can feel right after hearing chilli say “if you live at home with your momma” woo hooo! and i really dont have anything planned, im just letting go and letting God do his work. bcuz right now im where im supposed to be and im happy where im at
Here at Supreme Fabulosity, here is your chance to give the MANY people who respect your work that one piece advice that has always stuck with you no matter. What is that piece of advice?
Alonzo Lerone: Wow i just said it . “LET GO AND LET GOD” dont expect too much from anyone or anything. If you felt like youve reached rock bottom, just note that your next move can only go UP from here. and always turn a negative into a positive.
INTERVIEW CODUCTED BY: KENNY “KAY-J” JACKSON Twitter: @Kjuelznycmiami