Now & Forever: The Hits

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Now & Forever: The Hits
Tlc nowandforever.jpg
Greatest hits album by TLC
Released September 30, 2003
Recorded 1991–2003
Genre
Length CD":96:57 - "DVD": 35:12
Label
Producer
TLC chronology
3D
(2002)
Now & Forever: The Hits
(2003)
Crazy Sexy Hits: The Very Best of TLC
(2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

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

The album comprises nearly all of their singles (with the exceptions being "Hands Up" and "Dear Lie" which were inexplicably not included) 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 soundtrack to the film such as Poetic Justice (1993). Most of the tracks on this album are radio edits in order to fit all of the songs on one disc. While featuring new material, the greatest hits disc contains rare tracks such as a 2003 production "Come Get Some", which featured Sean Paul and Lil Jon of YoungBloodZ, and an exclusive song "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] All "singles" on the album appear in their original radio released format.

The album debuted to number 53 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in its opening week with about 26,0000 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]

Track listing[edit]

Standard Edition

  1. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" ("US 7" mix) – 5:08 from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  2. "What About Your Friends" (radio edit with rap) – 4:37 from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  3. "Hat 2 da Back" (radio mix) – 5:14 from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  4. "Get It Up" (radio edit) – 4:20 from Poetic Justice
  5. "Baby-Baby-Baby" (radio edit) – 5:58 from Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  6. "Creep" – 4:36 from CrazySexyCool
  7. "Red Light Special" (radio edit) – 5:17 from CrazySexyCool
  8. "Waterfalls" (single edit) – 5:18 from CrazySexyCool
  9. "Diggin' on You" – 5:14 from CrazySexyCool
  10. "Kick Your Game" – 4:18 from CrazySexyCool
  11. "Silly Ho" (edited version) – 4:25 from FanMail
  12. "No Scrubs" (main mix with dirty rap) – 4:39 from FanMail
  13. "Unpretty" (radio edit) – 5:00 from FanMail
  14. "Come Get Some"* (featuring Lil' Jon & Sean Paul)* – 4:29 Previously unreleased
  15. "Girl Talk" (new mix) – 3:55 from 3D
  16. "Damaged" (new mix) – 4:12 from 3D
  17. "Whoop De Woo"* – 3:52 Previously unreleased
  18. "In Your Arms Tonight" – 4:40 from 3D
  19. "Turntable" – 3:35 from 3D
  20. "I Bet" (featuring O'so Krispie)^ – 3:33 Digital Download/Bonus Track

UK bonus DVD[edit]

  1. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg": 5:33
  2. "Creep" : 4:38
  3. "Waterfalls": 6:00
  4. "No Scrubs": 4:40
  5. "Unpretty": 6:21

Japanese edition bonus remix CD[edit]

  1. "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" (Dallas Dirt Mix)
  2. "What About Your Friends" (Extended Remix)
  3. "Creep" (Jermaine's Jeep Mix)
  4. "Red Light Special" (Gerald Hall's Remix)
  5. "Waterfalls" (ONP Remix)
  6. "Diggin' on You" (LA's Live Remix)
  7. "Unpretty" (Don't Look Any Further Remix)

* Previously unreleased track
^ Digital bonus track

Personnel[edit]

Charts and certification[edit]

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

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.