Tionne Watkins

A famous Iowan singer

Why I chose her

I chose Tionne "T-boz" Watkins as my famous Iowan because I like the songs "Waterfalls" and "No scrubs" by her band the TLC. I also admire her for pursuing her dreams when it seemed impossible.

Why she is a famous Iowan

She is considered a famous Iowan because she received 5 Grammy awards for her work with the TLC. Another reason she is considered a famous Iowan is she starred in her reality TV show called "Totally T-boz". She also a spokesperson for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

Lessons we can learn from T-boz

Never give up on your dreams no matter how insurmountable the mountain may seem it is always conquerable. Tionne knows this because she pursued her career as a singer even though she knew it would be difficult because of her illness. Another thing we can learn from her is to be original. Don't do what everyone else is doing just because they are doing it. She has experienced this because her group was original in how they dressed and how they sang.

IB traits

One IB trait that she shows is a risk taker because she didn't know how things would turn out when she joined TLC, she took that risk. Another IB trait she shows is a communicator. She shows us this by how she "Talks" to us through her(TLC's) music.


"I don't care how much money you have in the world. It's not about that. It's all about time."
-Tionne Watkins


She donates, as well as being an ambassador, to the sickle cell disease of America and to other blood organizations as well.
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Interesting facts

  1. She published a book entitled "Thoughts"
  2. In 2000 she was one of people magazine's 50 most beautiful people
  3. She faced a brain tumor that could have been fatal in 2007

Current News

A new album is coming out with Lopes' vocals included(before she died) and she is also adopting a new baby.

Family Life

In 2000 she married Mack 10(Dedrick Rolison) and in that same year had a daughter named Chase Anelia Rolison. In 2003 she filed for divorce and in 2004 she officially divorced Dedrick D'Mon Rolison. Currently she is in the process of adopting another baby.

Things I still wonder

  1. Why did she divorce Dedrick Rolison?
  2. What are her favorite hobbies?
  3. When did she realize that she wanted to be a singer and what did she do about it before TLC was made?


  1. Iowa flag because she is from Iowa
  2. "Waterfalls" music video because it is TLC's most famous song
  3. A pencil and notepad because she wrote the book called "Thoughts"
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TLC - Waterfalls