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TLC’s ‘CrazySexyCool’ Officially RIAA Certified 12x Platinum

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TLC‘s biggest-selling album to date continues to achieve record-breaking sales, almost 25 years since it’s initial release in 1994!

CrazySexyCool‘ has officially earned itself a 12x platinum status, after becoming certified by the Recording Industry Association of America on October 11, 2019.

The album was last certified two decades ago on July 2nd, 1999, where the diamond-certified album had sold a whopping 11 million copies in the United States alone since it’s release on November 15, 1994.

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It enjoyed an increase in sales in 2013, largely thanks to the VH1 biopic ‘CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story‘, which aired on October 21, 2013 and broke viewing records for a cable television movie. T-Boz and Chilli served as executive producers.

The album rose in sales continuously during that period, resulting in it’s steady pace of re-entries on the Billboard 200 album chart in 2013. It reached it’s peak position of #3 back on July 29, 1995.

‘CrazySexyCool’ now ties with the Dixie Chicks’ ‘Wide Open Spaces‘ album as the highest RIAA certified album by a female band (they are both currently 12x).

We’re just patiently awaiting the official updated sales for their 1999 follow-up, ‘FanMail‘, which the girls recently stated is also very close to achieving diamond status! With the recent exclusive re-release of the album, it shouldn’t be too long until this happens.

Watch this space!

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TLC Co-Sign 2019 Dance Remix of “Creep” By DJ Lauren Lane

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International DJ Lauren Lane may have dropped techy beats on stages from Coachella to Ibiza, but deep down, she’s just a TLC-lovin’ ’90s kid like a lot of us.

That’s why she’s snagging some of the girl group’s CrazySexyCool energy and launching her label, Recreation, with a bumpin’ club remix of the 1994 hit “Creep.”

T-Boz‘s familiar infidelity bounces with new verve over a steady tech-house beat. It’s less slinky than the original with a lot more late-night rave mischief.

The remix has been officially sanctioned by TLC’s surviving members, and Lane called the co-sign nothing short of “an honor.”

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Lane’s take on “Creep” is out Friday, Sept. 13, on Recreation, but the DJ and producer put together a hypnotizing visualizer exclusively for Billboard Dance that you can check out below.

What do you think of this updated 2019 club remix of TLC classic?

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Social Media Over Reacts When Chilli Tells Girl They Don’t Look Alike

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Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas is the epitome of beauty. She has not only maintained her fitness and famous abs her entire career thus far, but she is one of the most beautiful women in the world, which naturally draws in a lot of attention from not only her fans, but those who are attracted to her — and then those who feel that they look like her.

Girls all over the world have always come forward to let the TLC star know that they feel that they look alike, and Chilli has no problem with voicing her own opinions on the subject, too. However, for some reason, this particular comparison caught wind on social media and went viral within hours!

Twitter user Hooperz3 sent Chilli a tweet about how she feels the two resemble each other.

Chilli replied shortly afterwards on Sept 6, complimenting the pretty user and stating her own truthful opinions on the subject at hand. “Long straight/wavy hair n similar skin tone doesn’t mean u look like someone. Ur a doll but we don’t look alike:)”, Chilli tweeted.

Absolutely nothing wrong with that. But the response to the tweet soon went viral, with people having mixed opinions on how they feel she should have handled the situation.

Some felt that Chilli could have responded better, while others felt that there was nothing wrong with the response at all. Bottom line is, Chilli was being honest — she doesn’t see the resemblance. And she was super sweet about it, too.

The young lady did not take offence, either. She later tweeted, “Let me put this in the air guys I’m not mad or sad about what chilli said she has a right to her opinion and Ain’t like she said I was ugly she just said we don’t look a like and I agree I look like myself god make everybody different and special 💯”.

Putting things into perspective, if someone who didn’t look like you was comparing you to them, would you just agree with them? Or be honest. 😎

Do you think they resemble each other?