No Scrubs

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"No Scrubs"
Single by TLC
from the album FanMail
B-side"Silly Ho"
ReleasedJanuary 23, 1999
Format
RecordedApril 1998;
D.A.R.P. Studios[1]
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre
Length3:34 (album version)
3:38 (main mix w/ rap)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs
TLC singles chronology
"Diggin' on You"
(1995)
"No Scrubs"
(1999)
"Unpretty"
(1999)
"Diggin' on You"
(1995)
"No Scrubs"
(1999)
"Unpretty"
(1999)
FanMail track listing
"Whispering Playa - Interlude"
(4)
"No Scrubs"
(5)
"I'm Good at Being Bad"
(6)
Music video
"No Scrubs" at YouTube

"No Scrubs" is a Grammy Award-winning song. It was recorded by American contemporary R&B girl group TLC. It was for their album, FanMail. It was released in January 1999 as the lead single. "No Scrubs" became TLC's third number-one single and eighth top-ten single on the US Billboard Hot 100. It also earned them their second Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. It was certified gold in the US for sales of over 500,000 copies.[2] It was the second-best performing song of 1999 in the US, behind Cher's "Believe".

English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran credited the writers of "No Scrubs" when he used a sample of the song in his 2017 single, "Shape of You".[3]

Track listing[change | change source]

Chart performance[change | change source]

Chart successions[change | change source]

Preceded by
"All Night Long" by Faith Evans
Canadian RPM Dance Chart number one single
March 22, 1999
Succeeded by
"All Night Long" by Faith Evans
Preceded by
"All Night Long" by Faith Evans
Canadian RPM Dance Chart number one single
April 5, 1999 - May 10, 1999
Succeeded by
"Girlfriend/Boyfriend" by Blackstreet
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 1999 – 20 June 1999
Succeeded by
"Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer
Preceded by
"Love Song" by Sky
Canada Singles Chart number one single
April 26, 1999- May 3, 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 1999 – 15 May 1999
Succeeded by
"Tonight" by TrueBliss
Preceded by
"Skin" by Charlotte
Canadian RPM Dance Chart number one single
June 7, 1999
Succeeded by
"U Don't Know Me" by Armand Van Helden

Covers[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Images for TLC - No Scrubs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  2. "Gold & Platinum - RIAA". RIAA. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  3. "Shape of You by Ed Sheeran on WhoSampled". WhoSampled. Retrieved 2018-03-11.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 No Scrubs - Charting
  5. "Ultratop.be – TLC – No Scrubs" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  6. "Ultratop.be – TLC – No Scrubs" (in French). Ultratop 40. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch.
  7. Danish peak
  8. German Charts - TLC
  9. Irish Charts Search 'No Scrubs'
  10. Italian Top Singles of 1999
  11. Billboard: Hits of the World, June 5, 1999
  12. UK Charts Search 'No Scrubs'
  13. Allmusic - TLC Charting
  14. "ARIA Charts - End of Year Charts - Top 100 Singles 1999". Aria.com.au. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  15. "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Retrieved 2010-08-28.
  16. "Music « Avi Wisnia". Aviwisnia.com. Retrieved 2012-04-10.
  17. "Download: Bastille - Other People's Heartbreak, Pt. 2". Faded Glamour. 2012-12-11. Retrieved 2013-01-06.

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