Now & Forever: The Hits

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Now & Forever: The Hits
TLC - Now & Forever - The Hits.jpg
Greatest hits album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2003
Recorded1991–2003
Genre
Length96:57
Label
Producer
TLC chronology
3D
(2002)
Now & Forever: The Hits
(2003)
Crazy Sexy Hits: The Very Best of TLC
(2007)
Singles from Now & Forever: The Hits
  1. "Come Get Some"
    Released: May 9, 2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]

Now & Forever: The Hits is the first compilation album by American girl group TLC. Via Arista Records, it was released on September 30, 2003, in Japan, November 24, 2003, in the United Kingdom and on June 21, 2005, in North America.

The album comprises nearly all of their singles (excluding "Hands Up" and "Dear Lie") released between the years of 1991 and 2003, compiling all their albums Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip (1992), CrazySexyCool (1994), FanMail (1999) and 3D (2002), as well as the soundtrack to the film Poetic Justice (1993). Most of the tracks on this album are radio edits in order to fit all of the songs on one disc. The album contains tracks such as a 2003 production "Come Get Some", which featured Sean Paul and Lil Jon of YoungBloodz, and "Whoop De Woo," a leftover track from the 3D recording sessions). In September 2005, the album was appended with a digital download of "I Bet", the single which featured winner O'so Krispie from their UPN reality television R U the Girl.[2]

The album debuted to number 53 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in its opening week with about 26,000 copies sold. It briefly reentered the Billboard 200 at number 169 in November, 2013 following the release of the group's biopic CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story on VH1. However, the album did well in Latin America, peaking in Mexican International album charts at #1 and was certified Gold in late 2004 (50,000 sold). The album has sold over 800,000 copies worldwide.[3][4]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)AlbumLength
1."Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg"Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip4:08
2."What About Your Friends"
  • Austin
  • Lopes
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip4:04
3."Hat 2 da Back"
  • Austin
  • Lopes
  • Kevin Wales
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip4:07
4."Get It Up"PrincePoetic Justice4:14
5."Baby-Baby-Baby"Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip3:58
6."Creep"AustinCrazySexyCool4:26
7."Red Light Special"BabyfaceCrazySexyCool4:37
8."Waterfalls"
CrazySexyCool4:18
9."Diggin' on You"BabyfaceCrazySexyCool4:15
10."Kick Your Game"
CrazySexyCool4:14
11."Silly Ho"AustinFanMail4:16
12."No Scrubs" (Rap Version)FanMail3:38
13."Unpretty"FanMail4:00
14."Come Get Some" (featuring Lil' Jon & Sean Paul of YoungbloodZ)
Previously unreleased4:19
15."Girl Talk"
  • Edmund Clement
  • Burruss
  • Lopes
  • Anita McCloud
  • Watkins
3D3:36
16."Damaged"
  • Austin
  • Watkins
3D3:52
17."Whoop De Woo"
  • Austin
  • Burruss
  • Lopes
Previously unreleased3:52
18."In Your Arms Tonight"3D4:30
19."Turntable"
3D3:25
Total length:96:57

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certification[edit]

Chart (2003) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (RIANZ) 33
UK Albums (OCC) 86
US Billboard 200 53
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

DVD[edit]

Now & Forever: The Video Hits
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Video by
ReleasedJapan December 10, 2003
Australia March 24, 2004
United States May 15, 2007
United Kingdom August 20, 2007
Recorded1992–2002
GenreR&B, Pop, Hip-Hop/Rap
LabelLaFace Records
Legacy Recordings
Sony BMG
TLC chronology
CrazyVideoCool
(1996)
Now & Forever: The Video Hits
(2003)
Alternative cover
UK cover
UK cover

Now & Forever: The Video Hits is a DVD release of the multi-platinum selling group TLC's videos. The DVD has been expected to be released numerous times over the past 5 years, just as the album Now & Forever: The Hits. It was released in Japan in 2003, and in Australia in 2004 by Arista Records with the same track list, cover and inside booklet. The compilation was eventually released on August 20, 2007 in the UK to coincide with the release of second compilation album Crazy Sexy Hits: The Very Best of TLC.

Track listing[edit]

Year Single Director Length
1992 "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" Lionel C. Martin 5:28
1992 "Baby-Baby-Baby" Keith Ward & Pebbles 5:23
1992 "What About Your Friends" Lionel C. Martin 4:45
1994 "Creep" Matthew Rolston 4:44
1995 "Red Light Special" Matthew Rolston 5:37
1995 "Waterfalls" F. Gary Gray 6:29
1995 "Diggin' on You" F. Gary Gray 6:25
1999 "No Scrubs" Hype Williams 4:39
1999 "Unpretty" Paul Hunter 7:12
2002 "Girl Talk" Dave Meyers 3:50

Special features[edit]

  • Behind-the-scenes footage
  • Photo gallery
  • Dolby Digital 5.1 Sound

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-06-23.
  3. ^ "Fan Of Music". Fan Of Music. Retrieved 2014-06-05.
  4. ^ http://www.mtv.com/news/1480394/tlc-hits-album-to-feature-lil-jon-unreleased-left-eye-track/