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American R&B girl group TLC has released five studio albums, 13 compilation albums, six video albums, 25 singles (including four as a featured artist), 11 promotional singles, and 31 music videos.

TLC discography
TLC 2016.jpg
TLC performing in Toronto in September 2016
Studio albums5
Compilation albums13
Video albums6
Music videos31
Singles25
Promotional singles11

They have attained four number-one singles on the US Billboard Hot 100: "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 65 million records worldwide,[4] and is considered one of the best-selling girl groups of all time (second to the Spice Girls).[5]

Their second studio album CrazySexyCool has sold over 23 million copies worldwide,[6] and is recognized as the best-selling album of all time by a girl group in the United States.

AlbumsEdit

Studio albumsEdit

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[7]
US
R&B
/HH

[8]
AUS
[9]
CAN
[10]
FRA
[11]
GER
[12]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[16]
Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip 14 3 99 43
CrazySexyCool
  • Released: November 15, 1994
  • Label: LaFace, Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
3 2 5 6 40 4 4 1 10 4
  • WW: 23,000,000[6]
  • US: 8,870,000[A]
FanMail
  • Released: February 23, 1999
  • Label: LaFace, Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
1 1 15 3 24 7 9 6 11 7
  • WW: 14,000,000[29]
  • US: 5,677,000[B]
3D
  • Released: October 10, 2002
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette
6 4 73 31 101 46 62 45 47 45
TLC 38 20 [C] 81 40
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[7]
US
R&B
/HH

[8]
JPN
[37]
NZ
[14]
UK
[16]
Now & Forever: The Hits
  • Released: September 30, 2003
  • Label: Arista
  • Formats: CD, cassette
53 22 11 33 86
Artist Collection
  • Released: September 20, 2004[39]
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: CD
Collections
The Very Best of TLC: Crazy Sexy Hits
  • Released: August 20, 2007 (UK only)
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Formats: CD, digital download
57
The Greatest Hits of TLC
  • Released: March 24, 2008[41]
  • Label: Sony BMG
  • Format: CD
Steel Box Collection: Greatest Hits
  • Released: March 13, 2009[42]
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
We Love TLC
  • Released: March 25, 2009 (Japan only)[43]
  • Label: BMG Japan
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD
86
Playlist: The Very Best of TLC
  • Released: June 30, 2009[44]
  • Label: LaFace, Arista, Legacy
  • Format: CD
Super Hits
  • Released: September 14, 2010[45]
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
12″ Masters: Essential Mixes
  • Released: September 20, 2010[46]
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
S.O.U.L.
  • Released: November 21, 2012[47]
  • Label: Sony
  • Format: CD
TLC 20: 20th Anniversary Hits 18
20
  • Released: October 15, 2013
  • Label: Epic, LaFace
  • Formats: CD, digital download
12 4
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

SinglesEdit

As lead artistEdit

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[49]
US
R&B
/HH

[50]
AUS
[51]
FRA
[52]
GER
[12]
IRE
[53]
NLD
[13]
NZ
[14]
SWI
[15]
UK
[54]
"Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" 1992 6 2 28 24 35 13 Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip
"Baby-Baby-Baby" 2 1 95 55
"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: Music from the Motion Picture
"Sleigh Ride" Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (Original Soundtrack Album)
"Creep" 1994 1 1 20 23 39 9 19 4 26 6 CrazySexyCool
"Red Light Special" 1995 2 3 53 9 18
"Waterfalls" 1 4 4 20 5 4 5 1 1 4
"Diggin' on You" 5 7 6 46 21 32 8 29 18
"No Scrubs" 1999 1 1 1 5 4 1 3 1 5 3 FanMail
"Unpretty" 1 4 3 32 16 4 8 3 9 6
"Dear Lie" 2000 51 70 35 40 37 12 26 10 29 31
"Girl Talk" 2002 28 23 46 79 54 18 96 30 3D
"Hands Up" [D] [E] 109
"Damaged" 2003 53 21
"Come Get Some"
(featuring Lil Jon and Sean P)
2004 81 Now & Forever: The Hits
"I Bet"
(featuring O'so Krispie)
2005
"Gift Wrapped Kiss" 2014 Non-album single
"Haters" 2016 TLC
"Way Back"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
2017 [F]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artistEdit

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[66]
US
R&B
/HH

[67]
UK
[68]
UK
R&B

[69]
"Freedom (Theme from Panther)"
(with various artists)
1995 45 18 Panther: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
"What It Ain't (Ghetto Enuff)"
(Goodie Mob featuring TLC)
2000 [G] World Party
"Voice of Love"
(as part of Voice of Love Posse)
2004 Non-album single
"Crooked Smile"
(J. Cole featuring TLC)
2013 27 7 114 22 Born Sinner
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Promotional singlesEdit

List of promotional singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[49]
US
R&B
/HH

[50]
"Kick Your Game" 1995 [H] CrazySexyCool
"This Is How It Works" 1996 [I] Waiting to Exhale: Original Soundtrack Album
"Silly Ho" 1998 59 21 FanMail
"I'm Good at Being Bad" 1999 38
"FanMail"
"My Life"
"I Need That" Non-album single
"3D" 2002 3D
"Dirty Dirty"
"American Gold" 2017 TLC
"It's Sunny"
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songsEdit

List of other charted songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peaks Album
US
R&B
/HH
Airplay

[65]
"Switch" 1995 56 CrazySexyCool

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Reversal of a Dog" 1992 Damian Dame, Highland Place Mobsters, Toni Braxton Boomerang: Original Soundtrack Album
"All I Want for Christmas" 1993 None A LaFace Family Christmas[70]
"All That Theme Song" 1996 All That: The Album
"All That – Outro Theme Song"
"What's Going On" (Mick Guzauski's Pop Mix) 2002 Artists Against AIDS Worldwide "What's Going On" (single)
"What's Going On" (Dupri R&B Mix)
"Can You Hear Me" Missy Elliott Under Construction
"Rainbow" 2012 None L'Arc-en-Ciel Tribute[71]

VideographyEdit

Video albumsEdit

List of video albums, with chart positions and certifications
Title Details Peaks Certifications Notes
US
[72]
JPN
[73]
Oooooooohhh... On the Video Tip
  • Released: August 29, 1992
  • Label: LaFace
  • Format: VHS
7
  • Features interviews and behind-the-scenes footage.
  • Contains the music videos for "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Baby-Baby-Baby", and "What About Your Friends".
CrazyVideoCool 5
  • Features interviews, as well as behind-the-scenes footage at video shoots.
  • Contains the music videos for "Creep", "Red Light Special", "Waterfalls", and "Diggin' on You".
Hands Up/Girl Talk
  • Released: April 15, 2003
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: DVD
26
  • Contains the music videos for "Hands Up" and "Girl Talk".
Now & Forever: The Video Hits
  • Released: December 10, 2003
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: DVD
37
  • Released to coincide with Now & Forever: The Hits.
  • Contains all the music videos for the singles that reached the top 10 of the Billboard charts.
Artist Collection
  • Released: September 20, 2004[74]
  • Label: Arista
  • Format: DVD
  • Contains the music videos for "Creep", "Red Light Special", "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs", and "Unpretty".
The Greatest Hits Video Collection
  • Released: December 7, 2005[75]
  • Label: BMG Japan
  • Format: DVD
  • Released exclusively in Japan.
  • Contains all music videos from TLC's first four studio albums.
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Music videosEdit

List of music videos, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg" 1992 Lionel C. Martin
"Baby-Baby-Baby" Keith Ward and Pebbles
"Baby-Baby-Baby" (Extended)
"What About Your Friends" Lionel C. Martin
"Hat 2 da Back" Katie Harck
"Get It Up" 1993 Felicia Louys
"Sleigh Ride" Paloma Jonnes
"Creep" 1994 Matthew Rolston
"Creep" (version 1)
"Creep" (version 2)
"Red Light Special" 1995 Matthew Rolston[76]
"Red Light Special" (Sexiest)
"Red Light Special" (Sexier)
"Waterfalls" F. Gary Gray
"Diggin' on You"
"Freedom"
(with various artists)
Alex Yonf
"No Scrubs" 1999 Hype Williams
"Unpretty" Paul Hunter
"Unpretty" (Remix)
"Dear Lie" Bille Woodruff
"What It Ain't"
(Goodie Mob featuring TLC)
2000 Dave Meyers
"Girl Talk" 2002
"Turntable" (compilation of clips) Tommy Martin
"Hands Up" 2003 Matthew Rolston
"Hands Up" (So So Def Remix)
"Damaged" Joseph Kahn
"Voice of Love"
(as part of Voice of Love Posse)
2004
"Crooked Smile"[J]
(J. Cole featuring TLC)
2013 Sheldon Candis[77]
"Meant to Be"[K]
"Way Back"
(featuring Snoop Dogg)
2017 LCR$[78][79]
"Haters"

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As of January 2015, CrazySexyCool had sold 7.6 million copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan,[21] which does not count albums sold through clubs like the BMG Music Club,[22] where it had sold 1.27 million copies as of February 2003.[23]
  2. ^ As of June 2017, FanMail had sold 4.8 million copies in the United States according to Nielsen SoundScan,[30] which does not count albums sold through clubs like the BMG Music Club,[22] where it had sold 877,000 copies as of February 2003.[23]
  3. ^ TLC did not enter the Australian Albums Chart, but peaked at number 34 on the Australian Digital Albums Chart.[36]
  4. ^ "Hands Up" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 18 on the Hot Singles Sales chart.[62]
  5. ^ "Hands Up" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number seven on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[63]
  6. ^ "Way Back" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 35 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and at number eight on the Adult R&B Songs chart.[64][65]
  7. ^ "What It Ain't (Ghetto Enuff)" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[63]
  8. ^ "Kick Your Game" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 69 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[65]
  9. ^ "This Is How It Works" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number 60 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart.[65]
  10. ^ TLC do not appear in the music video for "Crooked Smile", but their vocals on the track are included in the video.
  11. ^ The music video for "Meant to Be" appears at the end of the television film CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story.

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  10. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in Canada:
  11. ^ Peak chart positions for albums in France:
  12. ^ a b Peak chart positions in Germany:
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  67. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in the United States:
  68. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist in the United Kingdom:
  69. ^ Peak chart positions for singles as featured artist on the R&B Chart in the United Kingdom:
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