Tionne Watkins Biography, Age, Net worth, Rapper, Other work, Adoption, Sickle Cell Anemia, Personal life, Mark 10

Tionne Watkins Biography

Tionne Watkins better known by her stage name T-Boz, (Tionne Tenese Watkins) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, author, and executive producer. She rose to fame in the early 1990s as a member of the girl group TLC. She has won four Grammy Awards for her work with TLC.

Tionne Watkins Age

Tionne Watkins was born on April 26, 1970, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. She is 49 years old as of 2018=9.

Tionne Watkins Net worth

Tionne Watkins earns her income from her businesses and other related organizations. He also earns her income from the Awards industry. She also earns her income from her work as a singer, songwriter, actress, author, and executive producer. She has an estimated net worth of $ 1 million dollars.

Tionne Watkins Family

Tionne Watkins was born in Des Moines, Iowa, the United States to James Watkins Musician (father) and Gayle Watkins (mother)

Tionne Watkins Mark 10

Tionne Watkins married Mack 10 from 2000 to 2004 and after there, they filed for there divorce. Her husband Mack 10 is also a rapper.  He has sold nearly 11 million records independently combining his solo and group works.

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Tionne Watkins Rapper

TLC

Crystal Jones held auditions for a singing group and chose Watkins, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes. The group eventually attracted the attention of Perri “Pebbles” Reid and her husband, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, head of LaFace Records. Jones was replaced with Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas and the group was signed in 1991 as TLC. The successful group sold more than 65 million records. T-Boz has won four Grammy Awards as a member of TLC.

In late 2011, VH1 announced plans to produce a biopic on the group. Watkins and Thomas signed on as producers. The film, CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, premiered October 21, 2013. The role of Watkins was portrayed by actress/singer Drew Sidora. Watkins’ daughter, Chase, portrayed a younger Tionne in the film.

Solo work

In addition to her work with TLC, Watkins recorded solo singles, including: “Touch Myself” (For the soundtrack of the 1996 film Fled) and “My Getaway” (for the soundtrack to the 2000 film Rugrats in Paris: The Movie).

In addition, she has been a featured vocalist on such songs as: “Ghetto Love” with Da Brat, “Changes” with Society of Soul, “He Say She Say” with Keith Sweat, “Different Times” with Raphael Saadiq and “Be Somebody” with Paula Cole. On January 22, 2013, Watkins released her first solo single in over 15 years titled “Champion”.

The song was released digitally, and proceeds went to help raise awareness for people suffering from blood conditions such as Sickle Cell. September 6, 2017, Watkins released her latest single digitally from her audiobook “A Sick Life” titled “Dreams.”

Television and film

Watkins has worked as an actress, appearing in Hype Williams’ 1998 film Belly. She also appeared in an episode of Living Single, the first time guest-starring along with her bandmates and another time without them. Watkins also served as one of the executive producers for the 2006 movie ATL featuring the rapper, T.I.

She was also featured in the music video for “It’s Good” with YoungBloodZ and appeared on The Real Housewives of Atlanta as a friend of Kandi Burruss. In November 2016, she began a two-month acting stint as Sheila, a hardened prison inmate, on Days of Our Lives.

Watkins would later return to Days of Our Lives as a recurring character, the zany ex-con Sheila, in both 2017 and 2018. In 2017, she lent her voice to a character in Trolland, also known as Trollz, a direct-to-DVD CGI-animated movie. Watkins has made a guest appearance as Pam Grier in one episode of the Adult Swim series Black Dynamite.

Watkins’ reality TV show Totally T-Boz, premiered January 1, 2013, on the TLC network, and ran four episodes. The show chronicled Watkins’ quest to create a solo album, reunite with bandmember, Chilli, and her life with her daughter Chase. In 2016, Watkins and Chili joined actress Zoe Saldana onstage for her second round performance of “No Scrubs” on Spike’s Lip Sync Battle against actor Zachary Quinto.

Tionne Watkins Other work

Watkins published a book of semi-autobiographical poetry called Thoughts on November 3, 1999. In 2005, Watkins and stylist Tara Brivic (who would later appear regularly on Totally T-Boz) opened a children’s boutique called Chase’s Closet (named after her daughter). It was shut down years later.

TLC also released a soundtrack album 20 marking both the band’s 20-plus year legacy in the entertainment business and the release of their biopic, this album included a new track written by singer Ne-Yo, “Meant to Be”. They also had guest vocals on J. Cole’s track “Crooked Smile”.

TLC celebrated their return with a series of highly publicized performances which included 2 dates: VH1’s Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania, on July 27, 2013, and Drake’s OVO Fest in Toronto on August 5, 2013. They released an album, TLC, on June 30, 2017.

Tionne Watkins Personal life

As a child, Watkins was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. Since the age of seven, she has been in and out of the hospital due to her condition. T-Boz opened up to the public about the disease in 1996; she later became one of the spokespersons for Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. In 2002, she was hospitalized for four months due to a flare-up of sickle-cell anemia.

She is a national co-chair of the progressive organization Health Care Voter. On August 19, 2000, Watkins married rapper Mack 10. The couple’s daughter, Chase Anela Rolison, was “prematurely” born a few months later on October 20, 2000. In June 2004, she filed for divorce and requested a restraining order against Mack 10.

In 2012, Watkins moved with Chase from Atlanta to Los Angeles, California, in order for Chase to be closer to her father. In October 2009, Watkins revealed that she had secretly battled a potentially fatal brain tumor for three years. In March 2006, she was diagnosed as having a grape-sized acoustic neuroma on her vestibular nerve that affected her balance, weight, hearing, sight, and facial movement.

Many physicians refused to remove the tumor due to her sickle-cell-related complications, leaving her alternatives grim. Ultimately, she underwent surgery at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Watkins filed for bankruptcy in February 2011 and again in October 2011.

In an episode of the Reelz TV series Broke & Famous, entertainment reporter Viviana Vigil stated Watkins spent $9,000 a month and owed $770,000 on her home with a reported monthly income of $11,000, while another reporter Nina Parker cited Watkins’s medical bills and brain tumor. In June 2016, Watkins announced that she had adopted a 10-month-old son named Chance.

Tionne Watkins Sickle Cell Anemia

Tionne Watkins is living with sickle cell anemia is opening up about her battle with an incurable disease and how it affected her singing career as a member of the pop group TLC. “The title means so much for me,” Watkins told Robin Roberts in an exclusive interview on “GMA.

Tionne Watkins Adoption

As far back as 2012, TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins expressed her desire to expand her family through adoption. She told Larry King then that she hoped to adopt a child from Haiti. While that desire didn’t come to fruition she does have a baby boy from the U.S. named Chance.

The journey to finalizing an adoption was not an easy one for the R&B singer. Watkins hoped she would have met her son a few years ago. That’s when, as Watkins writes in her book, “A Sick Life,” she was promised a baby from a mother in her hometown of Des Moines, Iowa.

“I had brought everything and got his room together,” Watkins told People magazine Tuesday, Sept. 19. However, when the adoption was supposed to be finalized, “[the birth mother] stood my mom up at the lawyer’s office when it was time to sign papers. I was hurt.” However, the wait was worth it for the former mother of one, and in 2016, she brought home a 9-month-old baby boy.

“I was so relieved because you love this person with all your heart — and to know that someone can still take him from you?” Watkins said of the finalized adoption that moved her to tears. “I couldn’t imagine. I was so relieved once that part was over.”

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