Throwback Thursday ‘No Scrubs’ by TLC (1999)
March is Women's History Month and Endometriosis Awareness Month! So, as far as I'm concerned, March is all about the ladies! Well, except for St. Patrick's Day. We'll give him one day.
So, keeping with the theme of women's empowerment, I thought the perfect song would be "No Scrubs" by TLC.
TLC is a huge girl group that has tackled a lot of tough issues like AIDS, safe sex, body positivity, and self-worth. "No Scrubs" is all about knowing your worth, which means not settling for scrubs.
TLC is made up of members Tionne 'T-Boz' Watkins, Rozonda 'Chili' Thomas, and Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes.
"No Scrubs" was the first single off of TLC's third album, FanMail.
According to Wikipedia, "No Scrubs" became TLC's third number-one single and eighth top 10 single on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked for seven consecutive weeks. It was ranked number two on Billboard's year-end Hot 100 singles chart of 1999, behind Cher's "Believe" (1998). The song won Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal and Best R&B Song at the 42nd Annual Grammy Awards. The Hype Williams-directed music video was released in 1999, which depicted the three members dancing inside of a space station. It was compared to other music videos such as "Scream" (1995) and "What's It Gonna Be?!" (1999)."
"No Scrubs" also went to #1 on Billboard's Mainstream Top 40 chart, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and Rhythmic chart!
The music video even earned TLC The MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video, beating out other powerhouse groups of the time, Backstreet Boys and NSYNC. I'm a huge boy band fan, but in this case, girls rule, and boys drool.
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