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Lopes, Lisa (1971–2002)

Lopes, Lisa (1971–2002)

African-American singer. Name variations: Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, TLC. Born Lisa Nicole Lopes, May 27, 1971, in Philadelphia, PA; died in car crash, April 25, 2002, in Jutiapa, Honduras; children: (adopted) daughter.

Rhythm-and-blues singer who was member of hugely successful trio, TLC, which was formed in Atlanta, GA (1991); became known for singing rap sections of songs; with group, released debut album, Ooooooohhh … On the TLC Tip (1992), which went to #3 on R&B charts and included Top-10 hits, "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg," "Baby-Baby-Baby" and "What About Your Friends"; appeared in film, House Party 3 (1994); sentenced to 5-years' probation for burning down house of boyfriend, Atlanta Falcons football player Andre Rison, after argument (1994); with group, released album CrazySexyCool (1994), which went 11-times platinum, won 2 Grammy Awards, and included hits, "Creep," "Waterfalls," "Red Light Special" and "Diggin' On You"; filed for bankruptcy (1995); was hostess of MTV show, "The Cut" (1998); with TLC, released enormously popular album, Fanmail (1999), which entered charts at #1, and included #1 pop hits, "No Scrubs" and "Unpretty"; released solo album, Supernova (2001), which sank in US but was successful in Europe and Japan.

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