As earlier reported, TLC‘s biopic ‘Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story’ was a ratings smash upon its debut this Tuesday.
According to Nielsen, the VH1 production commanded an audience of 4.5 million viewers, making it the network’s highest-rated original movie. Ever.
The project’s success isn’t limited to the television arena. For, Billboard report that the the feature film has caused quite the spike in sales for the iconic trio.
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Released on October 15th, the movie’s soundtrack – a greatest hits set christened ’20’ (in commemoration of the number of years the group have been active), quietly debuted at #72 on the Billboard 200 after selling 5000 copies.
However, following the airing of ‘The TLC Story’, the set is reportedly on course to sell 20,000 copies this week — which will likely be enough to secure a top 20 placing on the US album tally.
If achieved, the feat will mark the first time the group have placed inside the top 20 on home soil since 2002’s ‘3D’ – their most recent traditional album.
No bad for a group with as many years under their belts as T-Boz, Left Eye, and Chilli. Not bad at all.
Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see if the buzz continues heading into the release of their new LP next year.