TLC is one of the most successful girl groups in the 90s. Composed of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes," and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas, the trio has sold more than 85 million records around the world.With hits such as "Creep," "No Scrubs," and "Waterfalls," they have become icons of girl power in the music industry. Here are the top three TLC albums, in vinyl record format, for your next girl talk sessions, now available on Amazon.
"CrazySexyCool" is the group's second album, released in 1994. It was set back with a few issues, such as personal struggles and Left Eye's relationship and alcohol abuse problems. However, the trio would return and work with legendary producers Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds, Jermaine Dupri, and Sean "Diddy" Combs.
The album would peak at No. 2 of the Billboard 200, and stay in the chart for more than two years. Its sales records would lead RIAA to certify it as the first girl group album to reach diamond status. Get your limited-edition vinyl record of this TLC album, with white and red colored vinyl, only on Amazon.
After "CrazySexyCool," the group would go on a hiatus after they filed for bankruptcy. They would also figure in a legal battle against their former label. In 1999, they would return with "FanMail," their third studio album. It was their tribute and "thank you" to fans who sent them mail during their challenging times.
"FanMail" debuted at the top of the album charts, won three of its eight Grammy nominations, and received six-time platinum certification. Own this landmark TLC album with this limited edition issue. With the original 1999 sleeve, listen to their hits in its exclusive blue and white swirl vinyl record. Limited copies still available, still on Amazon.
This is the girl group's debut album, first released in February 1992. Because of this, the trio would be called by Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly as a "perfect pop group for the times." For the tracks in this record, the ladies worked with frequent collaborators that included Babyface and Dupri. It rose to the third spot of BIllboard's Top R&B/ Hip-Hop Albums, No. 14 in the Billboard 200, and would also chart in Australian and Canadian Top Albums.
In terms of total album sales, "Ooooooohhh...on The TLC Tip" is the third among the group's releases. It follows "CrazySexyCool" first, and "FanMail" second. By 1996, it was already a certified quadruple platinum by RIAA. Seven years later, its total equivalent sales were around 2.5 million copies and six million in total by the end of 2011.
As a landmark for female groups to follow, this hit TLC debut album is widely considered as their breakthrough work. Own a copy of this album, which comes as a 150-gram, 33-rpm vinyl record. The 2017 album reissue, available on Amazon, sports the original 15-track setlist as its 1992 predecessor.
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