V101 remembers Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes

We remember Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes!

Lisa Nicole Lopes (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002), better known by her stage name Left Eye, was an Americanhip hopsinger, rapper, songwriter and producer. Lopes was best known as one-third of the R&B girl groupTLC, alongsideTionne "T-Boz" WatkinsandRozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Besides rapping and singingbackground vocalson TLC recordings, Lopes was one of the creative forces behind the group. She received more cowriting credits than the other members. She also designed the outfits and stage for the group and brought concepts to the group image, album titles, artworks and music videos. Through her work with TLC, Lopes won fourGrammy Awards.

During her short solo career, Lopes scored two US top-ten singles with "Not Tonight" and "U Know What's Up", as well as one UKnumber-one singlewith "Never Be the Same Again". She also produced the girl groupBlaque, who scored aplatinum albumand two US top-ten hits. Lopes remains the only member of TLC to have released asolo album. On April 25, 2002, Lopes was killed in a car accident while on a trip with her sister and others. She swerved off the road to avoid hitting another vehicle and was thrown from her vehicle and died instantly. She was working on a documentary at the time of her death, which was released asThe Last Days of Left Eyeand aired onVH1in May 2007.

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