They scored nine top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including four number-one singles "Creep", "Waterfalls", "No Scrubs", and "Unpretty".The group also recorded four multi-platinum albums, including Crazy Sexy Cool (1994) which still remains the only album by a female group to receive a diamond certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).She was hospitalized, Lopes and Thomas stayed with her and some concerts were cancelled.At the conclusion of the tour, TLC—who had received very little money up to this point—decided to take more control of their careers and thus informed Pebbles that they no longer wished her to be their manager.Jones did not want to sign before having the contract reviewed by others and perhaps a lawyer. As they looked for a replacement for Jones, the two-member TLC-Skee made its first recorded appearance on a track for La Face act Damian Dame's self-titled 1991 LP.at about which time the group's name was shortened to TLC.
On the TLC Tip, and by 1994 the two were living together in Rison's upscale double-story home. She had been a heavy drinker since the age of fifteen.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".TLC's debut album, chiefly written by Dallas Austin and Lisa Lopes, consisted of playful lyrics, with some female-empowering songs.Reid released the group from its management deal, but they remained signed to Pebbitone, and Reid continued to receive a share of their earnings.Also in 1994, TLC played the musical group "Sex as a Weapon" in the New Line Cinema feature film House Party 3, starring Kid 'n Play.
The songs on the album are a blend of funk (Watkins), hip-hop (Lopes), and R&B (Thomas), similar to the new jack swing sound popularized by producer Teddy Riley in the late 1980s.