Add to Calendar20160926 19:0020160926 23:59:00America/New_YorkTLC + En VogueDoors open at 7:00 PM. More show details at: https://wellmonttheater.com/shows/tlc-en-vogue/The Wellmont Theater, 5 Seymour St, Montclair, NJ 07042
About TLC + En Vogue
Formed in Atlanta in 1991, TLC captured the world’s attention with their sassy attitude, sophisticated R&B feel and socially conscious lyrical style. Comprised of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, rapper Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, the trio is largely considered one of the most important and successful female R&B groups of all time, selling over 22 million albums in the United States alone. On their 1992 debut, Ooooooohhh…On the TLC Tip, the group unleashed a cool blend of hip-hop and R&B reminiscent of the “new jack swing” of the late ’80s, rounding out their hook-laden sound with flamboyant wardrobes and vibrant, attention-grabbing energy. In 1994, TLC displayed a remarkable newfound maturity with CrazySexyCool, this time around offering a smoother and more mid-tempo gem of an album that went on to sell over 11 million copies in the U.S. alone, won a Grammy for Best R&B Album and included such chart-topping hits as “Creep” and “Waterfalls”. TLC’s highly anticipated third album, FanMail, was released in 1999 to rave reviews, including such crossover sensations as “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty” and, like its predecessor, won the Best R&B Album Grammy. Tragically in 2002, Lopes was killed in a car accident while spending time in Honduras. Refusing to call it quits in honor of their fallen sister, T-Boz and Chilli completed and released 3D that same year, and have continued to tour world wide and star in various TV projects since then.
The group has found a new group of fans and a fresh round of popularity after the record breaking debut of their VH1 film Crazy Sexy Cool which chronicles their rise to fame and their struggles along the way. They are in the studio preparing a new album, their first in over a decade.
En Vogue has never been afraid to break the mold and step ‘outside’ the norm. From “Free Your Mind” to “Whatta Man” they have been trendsetters in music and style! Today, affectionately known as the “original funky divas’, they are redefining the idea of beauty and what it means beyond the traditional sense with their distinctively fusion of music and style.
Recognized as one of the top 5 highest selling American female music groups in history En Vogue has sold over 20 million albums and effortlessly transitioned into the digital age, amassing over 30 million streams and over 26 million YouTube views on their top 6 hit singles alone: the R&B and Pop smashes Hold On, Free Your Mind, Never Gonna Get It, Giving Him Something He Can Feel, Don’t Let Go, and Whatta Man feat. Salt N Pepa).
Now, in 2016, the group will present their most creative music yet with the release of “Electric Café”. The new music explores a variety of sounds, like electric guitars on Oceans Deep, yet stays true to their signature sound on the harmonious, Déjà Vu. In support of the new music, En Vogue will embark on a world tour with shows throughout North America (U.S. and Canada) and Europe (Holland, the U.K., Denmark).
For the last two decades, En Vogue has continued to cement their legacy via stirring live performances on the The Grammys, Saturday Night Live, Oprah Show to major events such as the Kentucky Derby, Super Bowl and delighting U.S. troops in Iraq. The ladies of En Vogue believe each day is a living affirmation that they are born to sing and have NO plans to ever let go.
Since En Vogue’s debut they have set a standard for female R&B and pop groups, as trendsetters and regarded as one of the top female acts of all time by publications and media such as Billboard, Rolling Stone, BET, MTV, HuffPost, FUSE, New York Times, Complex, and US Weekly. En Vogue’s magical formula of fusing style, sophistication, sass, and sex appeal helped the group sell over two million copies of their first album, “Born To Sing” and over five million of their album “Funky Divas”. They went on to record four more albums: “EV3”; “Masterpiece Theatre”; “The Gift of Christmas”, and “Soul Flower”. Additionally, they have been featured on soundtracks: “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”, “Set It Off” (featuring Billboard #1 hit, “Don’t Let Go”), Sesame Street’s “Elmo’s Elmopalooza!”, and Disney’s “Simply Mad About the Mouse”. Group member, Terry Ellis, also experienced solo success with her album “Southern Girl”.
Contrary to belief, En Vogue has never disbanded. As true music veterans who have withstood ever-changing music industry fads and trends, the group continues to record and perform worldwide with original members Cindy Herron-Braggs, Terry Ellis, and newest member, Rhona Bennett.
Cindy Herron-Braggs says it best, “We find total freedom and fulfillment when we hit the stage. It’s the ultimate connection with our fans. It’s about the energy you receive, the love, and the reciprocation from the message in the music.”