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Down one member, TLC is set to release a new album.
A decade in the making and still without a title, the group's latest effort will come without the voice of Lisa Lopes, who died in a car accident in 2002. Though many questioned the group's ability to continue without Lopes, the remaining pair, Tionne Watkins and Rozonda Thomas, resolved to continue with their music.
"We'll never forget her," Thomas said months after Lopes' death. "But we are at a point in our careers, and our lives now, where we are able to properly move on to the next phase of TLC."
Fans are finally able to hear that next phase: "Meant to Be," the group's first single since 2003, was recently issued to great acclaim. The track comes from the soundtrack of a VH1 biopic on the group called "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story," a film that Watkins and Thomas executive produced.
"This movie has opened so many doors for us," Thomas said recently. "We have a new record deal. We're back with L.A. Reid. It's amazing how everything is falling into place. We're just ready for the ride."
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times