The album was a critical and commercial success, being certified quadruple-platinum for shipments of four million copies in the United States.It scored three top-ten singles on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg", "Baby-Baby-Baby" (peaked at number two), and "What About Your Friends", as well as the top 30 single "Hat 2 Da Back".
Formed in Atlanta, Georgia in 1990, the group was very successful during the 1990s despite numerous spats with the law, each other, and the group's record label and management.
Twenty years after their debut, TLC was honored with Outstanding Contribution to Music at the 17th MOBO Awards and Legend Award at the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards Japan.
All three members of TLC are considered irreplaceable by the other members, and each of them has contributed equally to the group.
The girls were then signed to La Face in May through the production deal with Pebbitone; their records would be distributed by Arista Records/BMG.
TLC was immediately set up to go into the studio with Reid and Edmonds, Dallas Austin, Jermaine Dupri, and Marley Marl producing their first album.