In celebration of Halloween, American singer songwriter Ciara has recreated the look by American girl group TLC.
Consisting of Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, the group debut the look in the music video of “No Scrubs” in 2014.
Born in Austin, Texas, in 1985 into a military family that moved around for the better part of her childhood. The family lived in New York, California, Germany, and multiple other locales before landing in Atlanta, Georgia.
Despite early ambitions to be a lawyer, her love of music grew and she worked hard in her teen years as a member of the group Hearsay before they disbanded. While still in high school, she began writing songs for other artists and befriended producer Jazze Pha, who helped her orchestrate a record deal with LaFace Records in 2003.
With multi-platinum success straight out of the gate, R&B/pop vocalist/songwriter Ciara jumped directly into a chart-topping music career when her first single arrived in 2004, and rode that initial wave for years to come.
Early connections with bigger names in the music industry worked in tandem with her burning talent for both songcraft and performance, earning the singer Grammy recognition and multi-platinum record sales from the very beginning.
Ciara’s time at the top of charts was brief, lasting around five years, but she parlayed her early fame into a healthy and lasting stardom, branching out into production, modeling, and acting as well as collaborating with Missy Elliott, Ludacris, Timbaland, and many others among the biggest names of her time.
Though her personal life saw many massive shifts, music always came first for Ciara as she moved from the rowdy crunk fun of her debut album, Goodies, to more nuanced and sometimes socially conscious singles such as “Like a Boy,” to the vulnerable songwriting of her eponymous 2013 album.
Ciara began dating Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, and the two were married in July 2016. They had their first child together, a daughter, in the spring of 2017.