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Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in , the group was very successful during the s. They scored nine top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot , including four number-one singles "Creep", "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs", and "Unpretty". Having sold over 85 million records worldwide, TLC is the best-selling American girl group. Billboard magazine ranked TLC as one of the greatest musical trios, as well as the seventh most successful act of the s. Following Lopes's death in , instead of replacing her, the remaining members chose to continue as a duo. On June 30, , they released their fifth eponymous self-titled album TLC. Sign in or Register. Formed
Formed in Atlanta , Georgia in , the group was very successful during the s. Having sold over 85 million records worldwide, TLC is the best-selling American girl group. Following Lopes's death in , instead of replacing her, the remaining members chose to continue as a duo. On June 30, , they released their fifth eponymous self-titled album TLC. Through a connection at the hair salon where Watkins worked  , the group eventually managed to arrange an audition with singer Perri "Pebbles" Reid , who had started her own management and production company, Pebbitone. Antonio Reid saw potential in Watkins and Lopes as performers but felt that Jones should be replaced. According to Jones, things began to unravel for her after Pebbles denied the group the opportunity to take home the contracts that Pebbitone had drafted.
The album received generally positive reviews from critics, many of whom praised the throwback sound included on the album, though some criticized the album for not living up to their legacy. The album debuted at number 38 on the Billboard chart, selling 12, album-equivalent units in its first week, 11, of which were pure sales. Haters was released as the lead international single. On January 19, , TLC announced their plan to release what they called their "final" album with the launch of a Kickstarter campaign. In an interview published following the end of the campaign, Watkins and Thomas clarified that they would never split up following the release and promotion of the album, and that they would continue to perform together as TLC. TLC received generally positive reviews from music critics. On Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from critics, the album received an average score of 63 based on 15 reviews. Rachel Aroesti of The Guardian gave the album 4 stars out of 5, calling the album "deeply nostalgic" also stating that it "proves that their winning formula still works. Despite this comment, he stated that they were able to move ahead in one aspect: their mature perspective of nostalgia. Despite these complaints, he praised the song Scandalous , calling it a return to their former edge.