"No Scrubs" is a song recorded by girl group TLC for their third studio album FanMail (1999). It was released as the album's first single on January 23, 1999. The song was written by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs alongside former Xscape members, Kandi Burruss and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. The single version containing self-written rap by Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes was not included on the album FanMail, and later appeared in a slightly shorter edit on Now and Forever: The Hits and 20. "No Scrubs" was the first time for Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas taking the sole lead vocals on any TLC single.
"No Scrubs" was met with international success. It became TLC's third number-one single and eighth top 10 single on the Billboard Hot 100. It also earned them their second Grammy nomination for Record of the Year. "No Scrubs" is one of TLC's signature songs and was the second-biggest Hot 100 single of 1999 in the U.S., only behind Cher's "Believe", according to Billboard's Year-End Charts. On the decade end chart for 1990-1999, "No Scrubs" was ranked at #33. The single was certified 2x platinum in the UK and platinum in New Zealand.
Last Updated: September 13, 2017