In the U.S, Plantation Lullabies peaked at #166 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. It also peaked at #7 on Billboard's Heatseekers Album chart and #35 on the Billboard Top R&B Album chart.
The first single taken from the LP was "Dred Loc", in 1993, which peaked at #86 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The third single, "Outside Your Door", peaked at #41 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, after the success of "If That's Your Boyfriend" in 1994.
"If That's Your Boyfriend" was a major crossover success for Me'Shell. It peaked at #73 on the Billboard Hot 100, as well as peaking at #21 on Billboard's Hot Rap Singles and #23 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The remixed versions of the single peaked at #20 on the Billboard Dance Music/Club Play Singles chart and #18 on the Hot Dance Music/Maxi Single Sales chart. The song was also a left field Top 40 hit in the US, peaking at #35 on the Billboard Rhythmic Top 40. The music video for "If That's Your Boyfriend" was nominated for two MTV Music Video Awards, for "Best New Artist" and for "Best Female Video".