Today in History: TLC’s “Waterfalls” hits No.1
On July 8, 1995, TLC started a seven-week run at No.1 on the Hot 100 Billboard Chart with their instant classic 'Waterfalls.”
This was the group's second U.S. No. 1 single and by far the most successful song of their career.
Written by band member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, the song traces the narrative of a young man navigating two of the most important issues of the early ‘90s: the HIV/AIDS epidemic and the violent illegal drug trade.
The music video for “Waterfalls” racked up a million-dollar production budget. Fortunately for L.A Reid and LaFace Records, the video was met with immense praise by popular media and won the group four MTV Video Music Awards in 1995.
“Waterfalls" was also nominated for two Grammy Awards in 1996 for “Record of the Year” and “Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.”
Watch the video for "Waterfalls" here:
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