Thursday, August 15, 2013

CrazySexyCool August- CrazySexyCool

     TLC's CrazySexyCool is one of the most celebrated R&B albums of all time. After TLC's overnight success, the big question on critics' minds was, "Can they do it again?"  They were essentially written off.   However, TLC silenced those critics with a vastly different outcome. 
     Fueled by months of  drama surrounding Left-Eye and her infamously burning down her then boyfriend, NFL player Andre Rison's home while they were recording their sophomore album, and then later, TLC's members filing for bankruptcy during the enormous success of CrazySexyCool, buzz was high and stayed high for the feisty trio.  TLC did not disappoint.  They brought the good music along with the turmoil.

CrazySexyCool (1994)

     CrazySexyCool was released at the end of 1994.  It sold over 11 million copies in America, and was one of the top albums on  Billboard's year end chart in 1995 & 1996.  It also ranked as # 25 on Billboard's list of albums of the decade (1990s).  It was certified diamond by the RIAA and has sold in excess of 23 million copies worldwide.  At the time of its release, it was the highest selling album by a female group in history.  It won the group one of the first Grammy Awards for Best R&B Album and has been mentioned on several list as "G.O.A.T. (Greatest of All Time) albums. 

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