It’s not a scrub! Rozonda “Chile” Thomas is one of the voices behind some of R&B’s hottest songs, alongside his former bandmates TLC. The Atlanta native has ventured into a solo music career and into reality TV, racking up the cash. Read on to find out the award-winning singer’s net worth!
What is Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas’ net worth?
As of 2023, the hitmaker has an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
When did Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas join TLC?
Chilli wasn’t just in any 90s girl group, she was in *the* 90s girl group. TLC formed in 1991 in Atlanta, Georgia and quickly rose to fame with her flying dance moves, super galactic wardrobe, and record-breaking songs.
Before forming the trio, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and the late Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes were members of girl group 2nd Nature. However, they parted ways with the third band member Crystal Jones and partnered with Chilli, turning 2nd Nature into TLC.
TLC released their debut album Oooooohhh… On the TLC tip in 1992 and were on the rise throughout the 90s.
Chilli reflected on the band’s debut album during a 2020 interview with Gal-dem.
“It was a conscious decision to be authentic ourselves and hope people could understand that we were just real,” she told the publication, adding, “We knew there was a whole team of women who felt the same as we did – and still do – and when we saw [the response] it was like, ‘wow, we made the right decision.’
In addition to their 1992 debut, TLC has released a total of 5 albums titled crazysexycool, fan mail, 3D and CCM. Their biggest hit songs include “No Scrubs”, “Waterfalls”, “Creep” and “What About Your Friends”.
The group faced major difficulties after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1995, and when Lopes tragically died in a fatal car accident in 2002. While venturing into their solo careers, Chilli and Tionne continued TLC as a duo, releasing their 2017 album. CCM.
Has Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas won any awards?
TLC won Best R&B Album and Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals at the 1996 Grammys for their album crazysexycool and their song “Creep”.
They won the same awards four years later for their album fan mail and the single “No Scrubs”.
Additionally, TLC was inducted into the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame in 2022.
Did Rozonda ‘Chilli’ Thomas have her own TV show?
Chilli starred in the 2010 reality show What the chilli wants. The ‘Red Light Special’ singer searched for love for two seasons after her 2003 split from Bailiffwho she called her “true love” during a 2020 interview with Essence.
The former couple began dating in 2001 and broke up in 2003 after rumors surfaced that the “Confessions” singer was unfaithful. However, Chilli never confirmed the infidelity issues and only did her ex good.
Although she didn’t find ‘The One’ on the show, she is now happily dating boy meets the world Star Matthew Lawrence. The couple became Instagram official in January 2023.