TLC’s Final, Fan-Funded LP Has A Release Date
In 2015, TLC announced they were financing their fifth and final album via Kickstarter. The iconic girl group set a goal of $150,000 and achieved that sum in a little over two days. In fact, their fans (including a generous Katy Perry) coughed up a whopping $430,255. Only, the album never arrived — spawning memes about T-Boz and Chilli making off with the cash. Well, you can quit the jokes because the opus finally has a release date. “The album date is firm, June 30th is the release of the new TLC album that you made happen,” their manager, Bill Diggins, wrote on the fundraising site.
“Tionne and Chilli have been working night and day to hit this date. The video and a photo shoot [is] on April 18th, 19th, 20th. I hope that you all read the article in The Guardian last week on why TLC’s comeback is so important, it is a great read on the group that you love and you should be proud that you made this album happen.”
“The ‘Waterfalls’ version from The Voice was magical and received 40 million views in a week!! Ed Sheeran gave some of his publishing to the writers of “No Scrubs” and TLC sold out in London in one minute… it was a blessed month for us and we finally feel a little wind at our back.” He has one final demand for fans, however: “Let’s hear your suggestions for the album title! Tionne and Chilli are still undecided so looking to you for inspiration.”