No Scrubs

1999 song by TLC

"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 on February 2, 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.[1] It was the second-best performing song of 1999 in the US, behind Cher's "Believe".

"No Scrubs"
Single by TLC
from the album FanMail
B-side"Silly Ho"
ReleasedFebruary 2, 1999 (1999-02-02)
StudioD.A.R.P. (Atlanta, Georgia)
Genre
Length
  • 3:39 (album version)
  • 3:59 (Left Eye rap remix)
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)She'kspere
TLC singles chronology
"Diggin' on You"
(1995)
"No Scrubs"
(1999)
"Unpretty"
(1999)
Music video
"No Scrubs" at YouTube

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".[2]

Track listings change

Credits and personnel change

Credits adapted from the back cover of "No Scrubs".[3]

Charts change

Certifications change

Certifications and sales for "No Scrubs"
Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[66] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[67] Platinum 50,000*
Denmark (IFPI Danmark)[68] Gold 30,000 
France (SNEP)[69] Gold 250,000*
Germany (BVMI)[70] Gold 250,000 
Italy (FIMI)[71] Gold 25,000 
New Zealand (RMNZ)[72] 6× Platinum 60,000 
Sweden (GLF)[73] Gold 15,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[74] 4× Platinum 2,400,000 
United States (RIAA)[75] 5× Platinum 5,000,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release history change

Release dates and formats for "No Scrubs"
Region Date Format(s) Label Ref.
United States February 2, 1999 Rhythmic contemporary radio [76]
February 8, 1999 Urban contemporary radio [77]
United Kingdom March 22, 1999 [78]
United States March 23, 1999 [79]
Japan March 25, 1999 CD single LaFace [80]

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