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Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip is TLC's debut studio album which was released on February 25, 1992 by LaFace Records.

Album Background[]

TLC signed their first contract with LaFace Records on February 28, 1991 (amended April 3, 1991, with Thomas) and began production on their debut album.

For the album, TLC collaborated with Babyface, L.A. Reid, Dallas Austin, Da Funky Bunch, Jermaine Dupri and Marley Marl, who helped Lopes with the songwriting. Production on the album finished in December of 1991.

Tracklisting[]

  1. Intro 0:30
  2. Ain't 2 Proud 2 Beg 5:36
  3. Shock Dat Monkey 5:08
  4. Intermission I 0:19
  5. Hat 2 Da Back 4:16
  6. Das Da Way We Like 'Em 5:01
  7. What About Your Friends 4:53
  8. His Story 4:23
  9. Intermission II 0:59
  10. Bad By Myself 3:55
  11. Somethin' You Wanna Know 5:43
  12. Baby-Baby-Baby 5:15
  13. This Is How It Should Be Done 4:27
  14. Depend On Myself 4:11
  15. Conclusion 0:48

Chart Performance[]

"Ooooooohhh... On the TLC Tip" peaked at #14 on the Billboard 200 and #3 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The album was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA on May 1, 1996. By October 2003, it had sold 2.5 million copies in the United States. It had sold over six million copies worldwide as of December 2011.

Critical Reception[]

Ken Tucker of Entertainment Weekly praised the effort as well as the group and its message, calling TLC "a perfect pop group for the times."

In a fairly positive review, Steve Huey of AllMusic states that "although it's uneven, the best moments of On the TLC Tip deserved their popularity, and set the stage for the group's blockbuster success the next time out."

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