-- After more than a decade away from music, the surviving members of TLC are back and will record a final album, which will be funded via Kickstarter.
The R&B group consisting of Tionne "T-Boz" Tenese Watkins and Rozonda Ocelean "Chilli" Thomas will follow up its 2002 release, "3D," and tweeted the news Monday.
"It's OFFICIAL. We are making a FINAL ALBUM. We need YOU to make it happen on @kickstarter!!!! http://kck.st/1BtgHsi," the band wrote.
In just hours, the band raised more than $50,000, a third of its $150,000 goal.
Perks for those who help fund the album include the actual digital record for for $15, "your name in our digital album booklet and on our website" for $35, and a signed vinyl edition for $100. There's also a voicemail from TLC themselves for $250.
"This album, our FINAL ALBUM, is dedicated to all of you that have stuck with us, always challenging us to do our best. And of course, it’s for the new fans too! ;) We just want to put out great music that touches everyone. That’s it," the group wrote on the Kickstarter page.
Missing from the album will be Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, who died in 2002 at the age of 30.
"This final album will be the first studio album by the two of us. Of course, Lisa's spirit will always be present in our music. That will never change," the group wrote on Kickstarter. "We have already enlisted many key members from our original team (we’re looking at you KANDI BURRUSS!), plus many more! We will be announcing more members of the team and other news in the days to come here on Kickstarter."
This album will be the fifth and final studio album from the band that brought fans the albums "CrazySexyCool" in 1994 and "FanMail" in 1999.