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From The Andrews Sisters To Pussy Riot, The Most Influential Girl Groups Of All Time

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By Frank Donovan

To celebrate Women’s History Month, we’re taking a look back at decades of all-female musical groups. Through pop, punk, rap, rock, and everything in between, we go all the way to the 1940s when The Andrews Sisters harmonized for the troops during World War II, to the 1960s when bee-hived singers helped shape the sounds of Phil Spector and Motown, to the 1990s when Destiny’s Child mobilized fellow women to demand respect and Sleater-Kinney put feminism at the fore, ushering in the riot grrrl-inspired Pussy Riot.

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by (@TaylorFerber)

Stars Reflect On What Makes TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ So Damn Amazing 20 Years Later

CrazySexyCool, the smash album from iconic trio TLC, recently reached its 20th anniversary—so obviously this calls for a celebration. The group changed pop and R&B history because of the record, featuring unforgettable hits like “Creep” and “Waterfalls.” Keke Palmer, who played Rozanda ‘Chili’ Thomas in the VH1 biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, explains the impact TLC had on her life and why the group was unlike any other.

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10 Crappy Recording Contracts That Gave The Music Business A Bad Name

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Artists love their music, they love their fans, but they usually don’t have much love for the music business itself. As a loose confederation of small recording studios gave way to the lucrative music industry of the mid-20th century, shrewd moguls began scamming money out of over-eager musicians via unfair recording contracts. These pinned most of the label’s expenses on the artist while most of the profits ended up in the pockets of greedy label execs. Plenty of musicians have been screwed by the business, but what are some of the worst disputes involving artists and crappy contracts?

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TLC Chase “Waterfalls” In Manhattan During Sultry Super Bowl Blitz Show

Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas reunited as TLC for VH1 Super Bowl Blitz last night, turning Manhattan’s opulent Beacon Theater into the church of New Jack Swing. With all the buzz surrounding their VH1 original movie CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story, the crowd was primed and ready to see the fierce ladies in action!

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