TLC discography

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TLC discography
TLC 2016.jpg
TLC performing live in 2016
Studio albums 5
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 19
Video albums 6
Music videos 28
Singles 44
Soundtrack albums 5
Video albums 6
Movie 1

The discography of American R&B girl group TLC contains four studio albums, five compilation albums and twenty-one singles.

They have had four number one hit singles in the United States: "Creep", "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs" and "Unpretty". The group have certified shipping of 23 million albums[1] and 6.5 million singles[2] in the United States. In 2008, the group was inducted into the All Time Hot 100 Artist Hall of Fame by Billboard magazine at 56th place.[3]

They have sold over 75 million records worldwide,[4] and is considered as one of the best-selling girl groups of all time (second to the Spice Girls).[5]

Their second studio album CrazySexyCool has sold over 14 million copies worldwide,[6] and is recognized as the best-selling album of all time by a girl group in United States.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
US R&B/HH
[8]
AUS
[9]
AUT
[10]
CAN
[11]
GER
[12]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[16]
UK
[17]
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
  • Released: February 25, 1992
  • Label: LaFace
  • Formats: CD, CS
14 3 99 78
  • RIAA: 4× Platinum[18]
  • MC: Platinum[19]
CrazySexyCool
  • Released: November 15, 1994
  • Label: LaFace, Arista
  • Formats: CD, CS, DD
3 2 5 16 6 4 4 1 11 10 4
FanMail
  • Released: February 23, 1999
  • Labels: LaFace, Arista
  • Formats: CD, CS, DD
1 1 15 17 3 7 9 6 16 11 7
  • RIAA: 6× Platinum[18]
  • ARIA: Platinum[24]
  • BPI: Platinum[21]
  • IFPI SWI: Gold[25]
  • MC: 4× Platinum[19]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[26]
3D
  • Released: October 10, 2002
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, CS, DD
6 4 73 28 46 62 45 47 45
  • RIAA: Platinum[18]

Notes:

  • ^ According to Nielsen SoundScan, CrazySexyCool sold over 7.4 million copies in the United States[27] and 1.27 in BMG Music Clubs. Nielsen SoundScan and RIAA doesn't count the sales of the BMG Music Clubs in their certifications.[28]
  • ^ The album sold over 4.7 million copies in the United States[27] and 877,000 in BMG Music Clubs. Nielsen SoundScan and RIAA do not count the sales of the BMG Music Clubs in their certifications.[28]

Compilation albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
NZ
[14]
UK
[17]
Now and Forever: The Hits
  • Released: September 30, 2003
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, cassette
53 33 86
Crazy Sexy Hits: The Very Best of TLC
  • Released: August 20, 2007 (UK only release)
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, digital download
57
We Love TLC
  • Released: March 25, 2009 (Japan only release)
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
TLC 20: 20th Anniversary Hits
  • Released: June 19, 2013 (Japan only release)
  • Label: Warner Music Japan
  • Formats: CD, digital download
20
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Label: LaFace/Epic
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other albums[edit]

  • Artist Collection[29] (2004)
  • Collections[30] (2006)
  • The Greatest Hits of TLC[31] (2008)
  • Playlist: The Very Best of TLC[32] (2009)
  • Steel Box Collection: Greatest Hits[33] (2009)
  • Super Hits[34] (2010)
  • 12" Masters Essential Mixes[35][36][37] (2010)
  • S.O.U.L.[38] (2013)

Video albums[edit]

Title Details Certifications Notes
Oooooooohhh... On the Video Tip
  • Released: August 29, 1992
  • Format: VHS
  • Features interviews and behind the scenes footage.
  • Also includes the music videos for "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Baby-Baby-Baby", and "What About Your Friends". It peaked #9 in Billboard Top Music Videos.[39]
CrazyVideoCool
  • Released: November 7, 1995
  • Formats: LaserDisc, VHS, VCD
  • Features interviews, behind the scenes footage at video shoots.
  • Also includes the music videos for "Creep", "Red Light Special", "Waterfalls", and "Diggin' on You"
Hands Up/Girl Talk
  • Released: April 15, 2003
  • Format: DVD
  • Includes the music videos for "Hands Up" and "Girl Talk".
Now & Forever: The Video Hits
  • Released: March 24, 2004
  • Format: DVD
  • Released to coincide with Now and Forever: The Hits.
  • Contains all the music videos of the singles that reached the top 10 of the Billboard charts.

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
Album
US
[41]
US R&B/HH
[42]
AUS
[9]
FRA
[43]
GER
[12]
IRE
[44]
NLD
[45]
NZ
[14]
SWE
[15]
SWI
[46]
UK
[17]
"Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" 1992 6 2 28 24 35 13
  • RIAA: Platinum[18]
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
"Baby-Baby-Baby" 2 1 95 55
  • RIAA: Platinum[18]
"What About Your Friends" 7 2 79 58 19 59
"Hat 2 da Back" 1993 30 14 22
"Get It Up" 42 15 25 Poetic Justice
"Sleigh Ride" Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
"Creep" 1994 1 1 20 23 39 9 19 4 56 26 6 CrazySexyCool
"Red Light Special" 1995 2 3 53 9 18
"Waterfalls" 1 4 4 20 5 4 5 1 7 1 4
"Diggin' on You" 5 7 6 46 21 32 8 29 18
"Silly Ho" 1998 59 21 5 FanMail
"I'm Good at Being Bad" 38
"No Scrubs" 1999 1 1 1 5 4 1 3 1 16 5 3
"Unpretty" 1 4 3 32 16 4 8 3 8 9 6
  • RIAA: Gold[18]
  • ARIA: Platinum[51]
  • BPI: Silver[21]
  • IFPI SWE: Gold
  • RMNZ: Gold[53]
"Dear Lie" 2000 51 70 35 40 37 12 26 10 24 29 31
"Girl Talk" 2002 28 23 46 79 54 18 96 30 3D
"Hands Up" 109
"Turntable" 2003
"Damaged" 53 21
"Come Get Some"
(featuring Lil Jon & Sean Paul)
2004 81 Now and Forever: The Hits
"I Bet"
(featuring O'so Krispie)
2005
"Gift Wrapped Kiss" 2014 Non-album singles
"Haters" 2016
"Joyride"
"Way Back"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
2017 TBA
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

As featured artist[edit]

List of songs as a featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing album name and the year the album was released
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[54]
US R&B/HH
[55]
UK
R&B

[56]
"Freedom (Theme from Panther)"
(Various Artists featuring TLC)
1995 45 10 Panther soundtrack
"What It Ain't"
(Goodie Mob featuring TLC)
2000 103 World Party
"What's Going On? (Dupri R&B Mix)"
(Various Artists featuring TLC)
2002 "What's Going On: All-Star Tribute (re-release)"
"Voice of Love"
(Various Artists featuring TLC)
2004 N/A
"Crooked Smile"
(J. Cole featuring TLC)
2013 27 7 2 Born Sinner
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of songs, showing year released, artist and album name
Song Year Album
"Reversal of a Dog" (Damian Dame, Highland Place Mobsters, Toni Braxton & TLC) 1992 Boomerang soundtrack
"All I Want for Christmas" 1993 A LaFace Family Christmas
"This Is How It Works" 1996 Waiting to Exhale soundtrack
"All That Theme Song" All That soundtrack
"All That – Outro Theme Song"
"Can You Hear Me" (Missy Elliott featuring TLC) 2002 Under Construction
"Rainbow" (Cover of L'arc~en~ciel's 'Niji') 2012 L'arc~en~ciel Tribute

Filmography[edit]

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Album Director(s)
"Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" 1992 Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip Lionel C. Martin
"Baby-Baby-Baby" Keith Ward & Pebbles
"Baby-Baby-Baby" (Extended)
"What About Your Friends" Lionel C. Martin
"Hat 2 da Back" Katie Harck
"Get It Up" 1993 Poetic Justice soundtrack Felicia Louys
"Sleigh Ride" Home Alone 2: Lost in New York soundtrack Paloma Jonnes
"Creep" 1994 CrazySexyCool Matthew Rolston
"Creep" (#1 Version)
"Creep" (#2 Version)
"Red Light Special" 1995 Matthew Rolston[58]
"Red Light Special" (Sexiest)
"Red Light Special" (Sexier)
"Waterfalls" F. Gary Gray
"Diggin' on You"
"Freedom"
(Various Artists featuring TLC)
Panther soundtrack Alex Yonf
"No Scrubs" 1999 FanMail Hype Williams
"Unpretty" Paul Hunter
"Unpretty" (Remix)
"Dear Lie" Bille Woodruff
"What It Ain't"
(Goodie Mob featuring TLC)
2000 World Party Dave Meyers
"Girl Talk" 2002 3D
"Turntable" (compilation of clips) Tommy Martin
"Hands Up" 2003 Matthew Rolston
"Hands Up" (So So Def Remix)
"Damaged" Joseph Kahn
"Voice of Love"
(Various Artists featuring TLC)
2004 VOICE OF LOVE POSSE (ja)
"Crooked Smile"
(do not appear in video itself, but their vocals on the track are included in the video)
2013 Born Sinner
"Meant to Be" (Appears at the end of CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story) 20

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