Photo by: (Top Right) TLC by Ron Davis/Getty Images. (Bottom Left) Blaque by Scott Gries / Getty. (Top Right) Destiny’s Child by SGranitz/WireImage. (Bottom Right) Cherish by Jason Kempin/FilmMagic.
As we continue celebrating Black Music Month, we wanted to give our favorite girl groups the flowers they deserve.
From the 1950s to the early 2000s, girl groups were all the rave; from TLC to Cherish, girl groups have significantly impacted pop culture.
Although we don’t see many girl groups nowadays, we still belt out our favorite tunes of our favorite girl groups.
Without further ado, here are our favorite girl groups!
With over 50 million records sold, TLC is the best-selling American female group and the second best-selling female group worldwide, after the Spice Girls.
TLC, comprised of members Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas caught everyone’s attention with their blend of R&B and hip hop, trendsetting apparel, and stunning looks, delivering mega-hits including “Ain’t 2 Proud 2 Beg,” “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty.”
From their debut album Ooooooohhh… On the TLC Tip to their last album, 3D, TLC helped change the pop culture and helped empower women all over the globe by covering topics of love, sex, beauty standards, and consequences. Their music showed their female fans that they hold the ultimate power in their life.
Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes died in April 2002, and the ladies separated soon after.
They still have us singing their songs!
With their hits “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)” and “Playas Gonna Play,” the young trio comprised of Adrienne Bailon, Kiely Williams, and Naturi Naughton created an impact. The group toured with Destiny’s Child, Nelly, and Eve while they were at the top of their game.
Epic Records pondered dropping the band after tracks from their sophomore album, A Girl Can Mack, were leaked, and fans rallied to keep the band together.
In reaction to the September 11 attacks, T3LW recorded “What More Can I Give” as part of a supergroup that included Michael Jackson, Reba McEntire, Usher, Beyoncé, Luther Vandross, Céline Dion, and Mariah Carey. They worked with Lil’ Romeo and Nick Cannon on the Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius album in late 2001 for “Parents Just Don’t Understand.”
Unfortunately, the trio broke up and began going in separate directions.
Bailon and Williams were cast in the Disney brand Cheetah Girls alongside Raven-Symoné.
With cinematic appearances in Notorious Big’s biopic, Notorious, Naughton has gone on to gain Hollywood stardom.
Destiny’s Child is arguably one of the most iconic girl groups that changed pop culture.
The Texas-made girl group not only gave us boss chick anthems, but the 90s/00s group also launched its members’ solo careers.
When Destiny’s Child first hit the scene in 1998, they were billed as the young Supremes, which seemed like a reach at the time. The remix of their song “No, No, No” by Wyclef Jean, on the other hand, gave them their first number one hit and propelled them to stardom.
The original members were Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaToya Luckett, and LaTavia Roberson.
Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin eventually replaced Luckett and Roberson in the group, with Franklin also leaving.
Destiny’s Child rose to fame as one of the most popular girl groups of all time as a trio. As a result, after DC separated in 2006, all three members could pursue successful solo careers.
“Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Say My Name,” “Independent Woman Part 1,” “Bootylicious,” and “Survivor” are just a few of their most well-known tracks.
Blaque was a girl group that stole our hearts during their reign!
Created by Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, members Shamari DeVoe, Brandi Williams, and the late Natina Reed saw success with hits such as “Bring it All to Me,” “808” and “I’m Good.”
Blaque, their self-titled debut album, was certified Platinum after selling over one million copies.
Fans loved the the girl group so much that they made an iconic appearance in the cult-classic film, Bring It On as members of Gabrielle Union’s East Compton Clovers cheerleading squad.
Before disbanding in 2008, Blaque worked on two unreleased albums in the mid-to-late 2000s. In 2012, the band attempted a comeback, but it was cut short by Natina Reed’s untimely death.
Blaque’s third album, Torch, was released in 2019 under the Blaque/The Move Entertainment label.
The 2000s Atlanta-based girl group Cherish comprised of sisters Fallon, Felisha, Farrah, and Neosha King.
The sisters get their musicial gifts from their parents, who are musicians. Their father having been a member of the band Professions of Sounds, which played with acts such as The Emotions and Earth, Wind & Fire. Capitol Records and Sho’nuff Records both signed the group. With their hit song “Do It to It,” the four sisters were able to reach the top of the charts.
The single was a critical and financial triumph, and their debut album, Unappreciated, debuted at number four on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States.
The Truth, the group’s second studio album, was released in 2008. Fallon and Felisha write songs for other artists. Felisha co-authored Jacob Latimore’s song “Climb” alongside Fallon and composed songs for Tamar Braxton and Sevyn Streeter.
Tell us who’s YOUR favorite girl group!
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