TLC is an American girl group whose line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1991, the group was very successful during the 1990s and early 2000s in spite of numerous spats with the law, each other, and the group's record label and management. They scored ten top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four number-one singles " Creep", " Waterfalls", " No Scrubs", and " Unpretty". The group also recorded four multi platinum albums, including CrazySexyCool (1994) which still remains the only album by a female group in history to receive a diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). TLC also became the first R&B group in history to receive Million certification from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) for FanMail (1999).
Having sold over 71 million records worldwide, TLC is the best-selling American girl group of all time. VH1 ranked TLC as the greatest female group, placing them at number 12 on the list of 100 Greatest Women in Music. Billboard magazine ranked TLC as one of the greatest musical trios, as well as the seventh most successful act of the 1990s. The group's accolades include five career Grammy Awards, five MTV Video Music Awards and five Soul Train Music Awards. Twenty years after their debut, TLC was honored with Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 17th MOBO Awards and Legend Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan. All three members of TLC are considered irreplaceable by the other members, and each of them have contributed equally to the group. Following Lopes' death in 2002, instead of replacing her, the remaining members chose to carry on as a duo. In 2017, they are set to release their final album as TLC.
TLC (TV network)
TLC (an abbreviation of its former name, The Learning Channel) is an American basic cable and satellite television network that is owned by Discovery Communications. Initially focused on educational and learning content, by the late 1990s, the network began to primarily focus towards reality series involving lifestyles, family life, and personal stories.
As of February 2015, approximately 95 million American households (81.6% of households with cable television) receive TLC, although this does not indicate TLC's viewership as of February 2016.
TLC (TV series)
TLC is a darkly surreal farce-like sitcom set in a fictional NHS hospital called South Middlesex. Written by Fintan Coyle, co-creator of hit game show Weakest Link, it was first broadcast on the BBC on 11 November 2002 and ran over six episodes until 16 December. There were some very mixed opinions on the show among both critics and viewers, but it achieved decent ratings and featured an excellent comedy cast including Richard Griffiths, Alexander Armstrong and The League of Gentlemen's Reece Shearsmith. The series was released on DVD in the UK on 29 October 2007.
The show never confirms what "TLC" stands for, although it is presumed to be a sarcastic reference to the widely used abbreviation for "Tender Loving Care", but could equally refer to the alternative yet related abbreviation "Total Lack of Concern".
TLC is an initialism that normally refers to the phrase "tender loving care", however is also used for "time, love and care".
TLC may also refer to:
TLC (UK and Ireland)
TLC is a British TV channel owned by Discovery Networks Western Europe, based on the American channel of the same name. It launched on 30 April 2013 at , replacing Discovery Real Time and DMAX +2.
The original version of TLC was launched in 1994 and was subsequently renamed Discovery Home & Leisure and later Discovery Real Time as part of Discovery's catalogue of themed channels. Given that TLC is chasing a completely different demographic than the old TLC, Discovery is treating it as a new channel launch rather than a return.
On 30 April 2013, TLC moved into Challenge's EPG slot on Sky channel 125, which moved into DMAX +1's location, channel 145, which moved down the EPG. DMAX +2, which was exclusive to Sky, was replaced by TLC +1.
A two-hour timeshift, TLC +2, launched on Sky on 16 September 2013.
TLC is a Dutch television channel which broadcasts lifestyle programmes. It airs programmes related to lifestyle, health, food, and reality shows. Its main target is the female audience. The channel launched on 4 July 2011 by Discovery Networks Benelux.
TLC initially aired from 6pm till 2am on the standard-definition channel of Animal Planet making this a time-sharing channel in the Netherlands. On 1 October 2012 TLC extended its air time from 3pm till 2am. TLC became a 24-hours channel on 8 January 2013. An HD-simulcast started through UPC Netherlands on 15 May 2013.
TLC (Middle East and North Africa)
TLC (Middle East and North Africa) is a regional branch of the TLC broadcasting in the MENA on 24 March 2014.
TLC is a television channel which broadcasts lifestyle programmes to Poland. It targets mature women and broadcasts programmes related to lifestyle, health, food, and more.
The channel was launched on 15 September 2009 by Discovery Networks Central Europe as the local version of Discovery Travel & Living. It replaced the Pan-European version of the channel, which had been available in Poland since 1999. Unlike the Pan-European version, the Polish channel offers advertising. The channel has 3.6 million subscribers. On 1 October 2010, Discovery Travel & Living Poland became TLC, as part of Discovery's rebranding plan of most of its Discovery Travel & Living channels worldwide.
On 18 August, a block of programmes from the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) was launched on TLC Poland, making Poland the first country in central and eastern Europe to receive OWN programming.
TLC is a television channel available in South-East Asia, previously known as Discovery Travel & Living.
Plans to launch the channel first surfaced in 2000 when Discovery started working on expanding Discovery Travel & Adventure and Discovery Health to the Asian and Latin American markets.
The channel launched as Discovery Travel & Adventure in June 2001. It was the third channel launched by Discovery Networks in the region. When it launched, it was focused on providing travel-related entertainment.
On January 1, 2005, the channel was rebranded as Discovery Travel & Living and received new programming. This was part of a major action within Discovery Networks International to focus on lifestyle programming. The new schedules featured much cooking programmes and makeover shows.
On 1 September 2010, the channel was rebranded again into Discovery TLC Asia with international and local line ups. The new channel will be "bigger, better and bolder, featuring new places, genres, and faces." As of June 2011, TLC South East Asia has now split into four different channel feeds.
TLC is a Swedish television channel. Its primary target is women between 25 and 49. It launched on December 2, 2010, replacing Discovery Travel & Living Europe in Sweden.
It is the second dedicated Swedish channel from Discovery Networks after Discovery Channel Sweden. Prior to the launch of the dedicated TLC channel for Sweden, its predecessors had been available in Sweden for over a decade.
Following Discovery's acquisition of SBS Nordic in 2013, TLC Sweden became a part of SBS Discovery Media with five dedicated TV channels for Sweden. From January 15, 2014, the channel dramatically increased its reach by joining the analogue line-up of Com Hem, the country's leading cable network.
TLC (Latin America)
TLC is a television channel broadcasting to several countries in Latin America. It was originally known as Discovery Travel & Adventure Channel and featured more adventure-related programmes. On February 1, 2005, the channel changed its name to Discovery Travel & Living and changed to lifestyle programming about travel, food, design, architecture and luxury. In November 1, 2011, it was relaunched as "TLC: Travel & Living Channel" as part of the international roll-out of the TLC brand and the premiere of additional programming. In late 2012, "Travel & Living Channel" was dropped from the channel's name and replaced with the Discovery logo on the channel's logo.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
by 1953 as an abbreviation of tender loving care.