A Look Back at Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was a creative force in the biggest girl group of the 90’s, TLC. She has the most co-writing credits of the group. She helped to push the groups image forward by designing costumes, and coming up with concepts for their visuals.

“By tapping into the sounds of each decade and creating unique ways to tell these stories, we’re confirming our commitment to being the destination for adults who are passionate about music.” – Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes

Left Eye moved to Atlanta in 1990 and quickly co-founded TLC with group members, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas. The group quickly rose to the spotlight with their breakout album Ooooooohhh…On The TLC Tip. It was with their second album they truly marked their place in history. CrazySexyCool went eleven times platinum in the US with chart topping hits like “Creep,” “Red Light Special,” “Waterfalls,” and “Diggin’ on You.” Their third album FanMail had similar success bringing us the unforgettable, “No Scrubs.” These albums have had a great influence on artists since they came out in the 90’s. The ladies brought a smooth and sexy vibe to their R&B music while still holding true to their emcee status.

Lopes left the group to record her solo album, Supernova, which released overseas. Although the album didn’t drop in the US, it was in the Top 20 charts in the UK. Lopes also produced the girl group Blaque, who scored a platinum album and two US top-ten hits.

The last days of her life were made into a documentary called The Last Days of Left Eye, which aired on VH1 in May 2007. Her family also decided to honor her legacy in 2008 with producers at Surefire Music Group and create Eye Legacy, which featured pieces of recording material left behind by Lopes.

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