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’90s & ’00s Girl Groups Who Should Reunite Like ABC’s Queens

The new musical drama series sees Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez as a former girl group ready to make a comeback.

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ABC’s new musical drama Queens stars Brandy, Eve, Naturi Naughton, and Nadine Velazquez as former members of the Nasty B*tches, a legendary hip-hop girl group that reigned supreme in the ’90s. Like Peacock’s Girls5eva, the series follows the ladies as they reunite for another run.

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Like many real-life girl groups, the Nasty B*tches encounter egos, personal hardships, lineup changes, and creative disputes on the road to a reunion. Ahead of Queens’ premiere on Oct. 19, here are five ’90s and ’00s girl groups we’d love to see back together for another album.

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3LW

Before acting on Power and Queens, Naughton was in 3LW alongside Kiely Williams and Adrienne Bailon, both of whom would later join Disney’s The Cheetah Girls. Formed in 1999, 3LW spawned hits like “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right)” and “Playas Gon’ Play” during their eight-year run.

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3LW’s end was reportedly sparked by a heated fight in which Williams threw hot KFC food at Naughton. In 2017, the Queens star went on The Real and received an apology from Bailon. With the bad blood seemingly behind them, we’d love to see 3LW reunite for an album or performance.

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TLC

The bestselling American girl group of all time, TLC — aka Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes — formed in 1990 and achieved hits such as “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs,” and “Unpretty” prior to Lopes’ tragic death in 2002.

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Since her death, Watkins and Thomas have toured and released 3D and TLC, with the latter billed as their final album. But considering TLC was crowdfunded by Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, and thousands of other fans, it’s safe to bet listeners would embrace another record.

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Total

After achieving notability as the featured vocalists on The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy,” Kima Raynor, Keisha Spivey, and Pamela Long rose to fame as the group Total on Diddy’s Bad Boy Records in the late ’90s via hit songs like “Can’t You See,” “Kissin’ You,” and “Trippin’.”

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After going on a long hiatus starting in 2001, Total reunited in 2014 for multiple performances, including Diddy’s Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour alongside Faith Evans and Lil’ Kim. Since then, Long has released solo music and hinted at Total’s long-awaited third album, which we’d love to hear ASAP.

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Spice Girls

Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Mel B, Geri Halliwell, and Mel C emerged in 1996 as the Spice Girls, who’d go onto to become the bestselling girl group of all time thanks to hit songs like “Wannabe,” “Say You’ll Be There,” and “2 Become 1.” They went on hiatus in 2000, but their “Girl Power” hasn’t gone anywhere.

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All five Spice Girls remain close, and the group has reunited several times, most recently for 2019’s Spice World tour — though Beckham hasn't participated in recent performances. We’d love to see all five Spice Girls back together someday to prove friendship truly never ends.

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Destiny’s Child

Destiny’s Child endured several lineup changes in the ’90s but are best remembered as a trio made up of Kelly Rowland, Beyoncé, and Michelle Williams. Together, they achieved numerous hits, including “Say My Name,” “Survivor,” “Lose My Breath,” “Jumpin’, Jumpin’,” and more.

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All three ladies are still good friends today and have reunited for rare and iconic one-off performances at the 2013 Super Bowl and 2018 Coachella festival, though rumors of a full-on reunion tour and album have never stopped brewing — and we hope they come true very soon.