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Encyclopedia > No Scrubs
“No Scrubs”
“No Scrubs” cover
Single by TLC
from the album Fanmail
B-side "Silly Ho"
Released March 23, 1999
Format CD Single
Recorded 1998
Genre Pop/R&B
Length 3:34 (album version)
4:00 (main mix w/ rap)
Label LaFace
Writer(s) Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
Kandi Burruss
Tameka Cottle
Producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
Certification RIAA: Gold
TLC singles chronology
"Silly Ho"
(1999)
"No Scrubs"
(1999)
"Unpretty"
(1999)
FanMail track listing
"Whispering Playa - Interlude"
(4)
"No Scrubs"
(5)
"I'm Good at Being Bad"
(6)

"No Scrubs" is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their album Fanmail. Released as the album's first single, "No Scrubs" became TLC's third number-one single on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in April 1999. TLC got their second Grammy nomination for Record of the Year but lost again, this time to Santana's "Smooth". The single is generally considered to be one of the group's signature songs and was the 2nd biggest Hot 100 single of 1999, according to Billboard's Year End Charts. The song also won a Grammy Award in 1999 for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals. Image File history File links Tlc-noscubs2. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... FanMail is the 3rd album released by TLC. FanMail debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, where it sat for 5 weeks and the album won the 2000 Grammy Awards Best R&B Album. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1999 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1999 Record labels established in 1999 // January 7 After eight years of marriage, Rod Stewart and supermodel wife Rachel Hunter announce their separation. ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... LaFace Records is an Atlanta based record label company created by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Antonio LA Reid. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... “Golden record” redirects here. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... Silly Ho is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their album Fanmail. ... Unpretty is a 1999 (see 1999 in music) single recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their third album Fanmail. ... FanMail is the 3rd album released by TLC. FanMail debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, where it remained for 5 weeks, and the album won the 2000 Grammy Awards Best R&B Album. ... Im Good at Being Bad is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their third album, Fanmail. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... The Supremes A Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... FanMail is the 3rd album released by TLC. FanMail debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, where it sat for 5 weeks and the album won the 2000 Grammy Awards Best R&B Album. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Record of the Year is an award created by record producer Jonathan King voted for by the UK public. ... Smooth is a song by Carlos Santana and Rob Thomas of the rock group Matchbox Twenty. ... A signature song is the one song (or, in some cases, one of a few songs) that a popular and well-established singer, or band, is most closely identified with, even if they have had success with a variety of songs. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music...


Written by producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs along with Tameka Cottle and Kandi Burruss (both from the group Xscape), the track lyrically explains "scrubs", the plural form of a slang term for a womanizer who is jobless, lacks a car, and has virtually no class. "No Scrubs" was the first TLC single to feature lead vocals by group member Rozonda "Chili" Thomas rather than Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins. There were two versions of the song: the album version (which was released to radio), and a "Main Mix" with a rap by Left-Eye. The latter mix was featured in the music video for the song. Kevin Shekspere Briggs is an American record producer, best known for producing the TLC #1 hit No Scrubs and various Destinys Child songs from their best selling album The Writings on the Wall. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into seduction. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Rozonda Ocelean Thomas (born February 27, 1971) is an American R&B singer and actress best known by her stage name, Chilli. ... Tionne Tenese T-Boz Watkins (born April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American R&B singer and lead singer of the group TLC. Watkins is also an occasional actress. ... Lisa Left Eye Lopes (birth name Lisa Nicole Lopes) (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002), was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress of Cape Verdean descent, and member of the popular R&B and hip hop group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Prior to the release of Fanmail, the track "Silly Ho" received some radio airplay, prompting a peak of number 59 in the U.S., although it was never released by LaFace as a single. "No Scrubs" climbed into the U.S. top ten as an airplay-only song and jumped to number one upon the single release. Silly Ho is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their album Fanmail. ...

Contents

Music video

TLC in the "No Scrubs" music video.

The futuristic music video directed by Hype Williams also received massive airplay on MTV, and won the group the 1999 MTV Video Music Award for Best Group Video, beating out favorites 'NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys. Each member had a set in the video. The video also has a dance sequence where the girls dance in front of the "TLC" logo. The Main Mix is used in the video instead of the album version. The video features the girls in three different outfits: Chilli wears white, Left Eye in blue and T-Boz in white and red. When there are shots of the girls together they have two different outfits: black and silver. T-Boz's hair is fuchsia in the video. The look of the video is similar to the Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson video, "Scream". Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Harold Hype Williams (born 1970 in Queens, New York) is an American music video and film director of African-American and Honduran descent. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The 1999 MTV Video Music Awards aired live on September 9, 1999, honoring the best music videos from July 1, 1998 to June 30, 1999. ... *NSYNC is a five-part pop music vocal group, specifically a boy band, formed in Orlando, Florida, USA. The group members are James Lance Bass, Joshua Scott Chasez (JC), Joseph Anthony Fatone Junior (Joey), Christopher Alan Kirkpatrick (Chris), and Justin Randall Timberlake. ... This article is about the band. ... Not to be confused with Fascia. ... Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958), commonly known as MJ as well as the King of Pop, is an American musician, entertainer, and pop icon whose successful career and controversial personal life have been a part of pop culture for the last three decades. ... This article is about the singer. ... Scream was a 1995 hit song for pop music singers Michael and Janet Jackson. ...


Trivia

  • "No Scrubs" was parodied in a song by Sporty Thievz titled "No Pigeons".
  • "No Scrubs" also draws parallels with Destiny's Child's single "Bills, Bills, Bills", which was written and produced by the same people. Both songs drew minor controversy as the members were accused of being gold diggers, women who only like men for their wealth, in their songs. Both songs were also parodied by Sporty Thievz.
  • During live performances, Blink-182 commonly used the 'No Scrubs" chorus during the bridge of the 1998 hit Dammit.
  • Welsh band Kids in Glass Houses covered this song at an acoustic night of the Full Ponty festival.
  • Swing Out Sister also covered the 'No Scrubs' chorus in their version of "Now You're Not Here" registered live on "Live In Tokyo" (2005).
  • Marjorie Dawes sang part of the song on the UK comedy show Shooting Stars.
  • Incubus covered part of 'No Scrubs' during their MTV Acoustic performance
  • Lisa Loeb did an acoustic cover of part of the song when she appeared on a late-night talk show in 2000.
  • On the show Will & Grace, Jack McFarland breathes in helium and sings "No Scrubs".
  • TLC was to originally sing Britney Spears's hit song, ...Baby One More Time, but chose "No Scrubs" instead.

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Tracklisting

  • CD1
  1. "No Scrubs" (Album Version) - 3:37
  2. "No Scrubs" (Main Mix with Left Eye's Rap) - 4:00
  3. "No Scrubs" (Instrumental) - 3:37
  4. "Silly Ho" (Album Version) - 4:16
  • CD2
  1. "No Scrubs" (Album Version) - 3:39
  2. "Waterfalls" (Radio Version) - 4:19
  3. "Creep" (Radio Version) - 4:26

Lisa Nicole Lopes (stage name Left Eye) (May 27, 1971 - April 25, 2002) was a member of the popular R&B group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did some solo performing. ... Silly Ho is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their album Fanmail. ... Creep was TLCs first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, (third number one total) and the first single from their second album, CrazySexyCool. ...

Arc Weekly Top 40 Chart Run

Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Position 40 32 22 12 8 6 3 2 2 1 1 1 4 8 14 17 23 25 36 Off

Charts

Chart (1999) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1(4)
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles & Tracks 1(5)
ARC Weekly Top 40 1(3)
UK Singles Chart 3
Australia ARIA Singles Chart 1(7)
Irish Singles Chart 1(2)
Danish Singles Chart 2
Italy Singles Chart 1
Japan Singles Chart 1
New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart 1(2)
Eurochart Hot 100 Singles 2
Netherland Singles Chart 3
German Singles Chart 4
French Singles Chart 5
Swiss Singles Chart 5
Swedish Singles Chart 16
Austrian Singles Chart 26
Canadian Singles Chart 32
Hot 100 Airplay 1(13)
Awards
Preceded by
"Believe" by Cher
Billboard Hot 100 number one single
April 10, 1999- May 1, 1999
Succeeded by
"Livin' La Vida Loca" by Ricky Martin
Preceded by
"What's It Gonna Be?!" by Busta Rhymes featuring Janet
Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs number one single
April 10, 1999- May 1, 1999
Succeeded by
"Fortunate" by Maxwell
Preceded by
"...Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
Australian ARIA Singles Chart number one single
2 May 199920 June 1999
Succeeded by
"Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer
Preceded by
"That Don't Impress Me Much" by Shania Twain
RIANZ (New Zealand)
number one single

9 May 199915 May 1999
Succeeded by
"Tonight" by TrueBliss
Preceded by
"..Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
United World Chart number one single
May 8, 1999 - June 5, 1999
Succeeded by
"I Want It That Way" by Backstreet Boys
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This article is about the year. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... Kiss Me is a song recorded by Sixpence None the Richer and released on the 1997 album Sixpence None the Richer. ... Sixpence None the Richer was a Grammy-nominated pop/rock band with roots in New Braunfels, Texas, eventually settling in Nashville, Tennessee. ... That Dont Impress Me Much is a song by Canadian singer Shania Twain. ... Shania Twain, IPA: OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... The Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (RIANZ) is a non-profit trade association of record producers, distributors and recording artists in New Zealand. ... is the 129th day of the year (130th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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This article is about the year. ... is the 156th day of the year (157th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... I Want It That Way was the most successful single from the Backstreet Boys 1999 album, Millennium. ... This article is about the band. ... TLC was an American music group, whose repertoire spans R&B, hip hop and pop. ... Tionne Tenese T-Boz Watkins (born April 26, 1970 in Des Moines, Iowa) is an American R&B singer and lead singer of the group TLC. Watkins is also an occasional actress. ... Lisa Left Eye Lopes (birth name Lisa Nicole Lopes) (May 27, 1971 – April 25, 2002), was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress of Cape Verdean descent, and member of the popular R&B and hip hop group TLC. In addition to hit songs like Waterfalls with TLC, Lopes also did... Rozonda Ocelean Thomas (born February 27, 1971) is an American R&B singer and actress best known by her stage name, Chilli. ... Ooooooohhh. ... CrazySexyCool is a bestselling R&B/hip hop album by the group TLC, released on November 15, 1994. ... FanMail is the 3rd album released by TLC. FanMail debuted at #1 on the Billboard Charts, where it remained for 5 weeks, and the album won the 2000 Grammy Awards Best R&B Album. ... Aint 2 Proud 2 Beg is TLCs debut single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ... Baby-Baby-Baby is the title of a number-one R&B single by group TLC. It was the second single released from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ... What About Your Friends is TLCs third single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ... Hat 2 Da Back is TLCs fourth single from their debut album, Ooooooohhh. ... Get It Up opens The Times debut album and is also their debut single. ... Creep was TLCs first number one single on the Billboard Hot 100, (third number one total) and the first single from their second album, CrazySexyCool. ... Red Light Special is TLCs second single from their sophomore album, CrazySexyCool. ... Diggin On You is TLCs fourth single from their sophomore album, CrazySexyCool. ... Silly Ho is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their album Fanmail. ... Im Good at Being Bad is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their third album, Fanmail. ... Unpretty is a 1999 (see 1999 in music) single recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their third album Fanmail. ... My Life is a song recorded by R&B girl group TLC for their third album, Fanmail. ... Dear Lie is a pop-R&B ballad written by Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Tionne Watkins for TLCs third studio album FanMail (1999). ... Girl Talk is an R&B-hip hop song written by Lisa Lopes, Anita McLoud, Edmund Eddie Hustle Clement, Kandi Burruss, Tionne Watkins for TLCs fourth album, 3D (2002). ... Hands Up was one of three singles off of TLCs final Album 3D. According to the songs 12 vinyl promo single, the album version of the song was originally recorded in 1999. ... Damaged is a pop-rock ballad written by Dallas Austin and Tionne Watkins for TLCs fourth studio album 3D (2002). ... Turntable is a pop-R&B ballad written by LaShawn Daniels, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Tomi Martin, Daniel Moore, Tionne Watkins for TLCs fourth studio album 3D (2002). ... This article features the discography by the R&B/hip-hop group TLC. // Estimated singles sales: US: 7 million, Worldwide: 11 million Now and Forever: The Video Hits (2007) ^ Gulfnews - Just who is Dallas Austin? ^ [According to the Last Days of Left Eye documentary] Categories: | ... The FanMail Tour was a concert tour performed by the American pop/R&B group TLC. In support of their album FanMail, the stadium and arena tour ran in 1999 and 2000. ... R U the girl was a TV series produced by UPN. The show was a reality TV singing talent search contest for a talented person to appear on the next single of the all-female R&B band of TLC whose former member Lisa Left Eye Lopes died in a... The Last Days of Left Eye is a documentary directed by Lauren Lazin which premiered on VH1 and VH1 Soul on May 19, 2007. ... Tiffany Nicole Baker (born 1985) is a choreographer, singer, and rapper from Atlanta who was chosen as the winner to be featured on TLCs new single I Bet (October 4, 2005) on the UPN reality television series R U the Girl. ... Dallas Austin (born December 29, 1970 in Columbus, Georgia) is a Grammy-winning American songwriter, record producer, guitarist, and keyboardist. ... LaFace Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. LaFace was formed in 1989 as a joint venture between the producing duo Antonio LA Reid & Kenneth Babyface Edmonds and Arista Records. ...

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