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Eligible since: 2017 (The 2018 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
CrazySexyCool (1994)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Waterfalls (1994)
Creep (1994)
No Scrubs (1999)
Unpretty (1999)

TLC @ Wikipedia

TLC Videos

Will TLC be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


11 comments so far (post your own)

"crazysexycool" was one of the finest albums to come out of the 90's. "Waterfalls" is a beautiful classic. These ladies were just intensely talented. I wish we could hear more from them. Although tragedies and premature deaths seem to be almost a requirement for an artist to be inducted. It must go along with genius.

Posted by Moni3 on Tuesday, 05.8.07 @ 22:39pm

I agree with Moni3, plus they've done so much for the women's style in hip-hop. they were trend setters many groups after them tried to do what they were doing. their songs were haevy they had meaning behind them the content didn't fall flat. The fact that they didn't have or will have revolving members means that they were and are something special.

Posted by karla on Tuesday, 02.12.08 @ 09:53am

What ever happened to the surviving memebers of TLC?

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 03.12.09 @ 19:01pm


Posted by LED on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 23:21pm

its about time....

Posted by raeltlc on Wednesday, 04.18.12 @ 17:47pm

TLC is pretty strong, and should be considered when eligible. Certainly influenced and impacted groups like Destiny's Child. But, was the impact too brief? That will be the question.

Posted by JR on Thursday, 04.19.12 @ 12:47pm

There was a modicum of talent there. They could carry a tune. Lisa left eye Lopes could rap alright. Did they innovate? No.
Did they set some trends? Maybe.

It's a no.

Posted by Marissa on Saturday, 07.21.12 @ 12:20pm

Did they innovate? YES! They helped bring the dangers of Sexually Transmitted Diseases to the forefront of our culture, they gave it media attention, before more numbers and stats could.. They also set a trend that brought back the black girl groups, and allowed them to transcend hip hop and R&B. They had an agenda, they had a mission, and proved that its not just about selling records. that you need to use your fame for good!
I say put them in!

Posted by Tom on Wednesday, 03.20.13 @ 23:23pm

If the nomination committee gets desperate to induct a girl group I guess TLC would fit the bill. Unfortunately for them, there are quite a few girl groups ahead of them.....

Posted by Marissa on Monday, 05.27.13 @ 07:41am

They already have inducted a girl group "The Ronnettes"
But enough of that TLC's music was a good part of your childhood if you were a 90's kid Their songs all had a meaning behind them, and Lisa "Left Eye" Lopez was one of the best Female MC's of all time... The group is actually still active believe it or not... Most recently Appearing on J.Coles Crooked Smile (minus Left Eye who sadly for the music world died in a 2002 car crash) Even though they only released 3 albums I would say that TLC will get in the hall eventually.

Posted by Michael on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 03:17am

Absolutely! TLC needs to be inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. They are the US's highest selling girl group, 2nd highest selling girl group in the world. They broke gender and racial barriers. Their album 'CrazySexyCool' is one of the few albums to diamond certified. Their albums 'Ooooooohhh on the TLC Tip', 'Fanmail' and '3D' all went multi-platium, and their recent album 'TLC' debuted at #1 on the independent charts. They have 4 #1 singles, (Creep, Waterfalls, No Scrubs and Unpretty).

They broke the mode for girl groups by infusing hip hop, rnb and funk to create a sound that has both soul and crossover appeal. They ushered in the 'tomboy' trend among female rnb artist. Their music was fearless and they have never shied away from addressing controversial topics, like the HIV/AIDS epidemic and gang violence with "Waterfalls" and social issues with songs like "Unpretty".

In 2013, their Vh1 biopoc 'CrazySexyCool' re introduced to a new generation and kicked off the current trend we see now of 80s and 90s rnb and hip hop artist doing biopics. TLC legends, icons and trendsetter. #Facts. It's time that their contribution to music is properly recognized. Induct them into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Posted by Phaedra on Wednesday, 09.20.17 @ 11:41am

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