On this day in music history: February 23, 1999 - “FanMail”, the third album by TLC is released. Produced by Dallas Austin, L.A. Reid, Babyface, Jermaine Dupri, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis and TLC, it is recorded at D.A.R.P. Studios, and So So Def Studios in Atlanta, GA, Brandon Way Studios in Los Angeles, CA, Flyte Tyme Studios in Minneapolis, MN from April - September 1998. It is the first new album from the R&B vocal trio in nearly five years, during which time they go through personal bankruptcy and a split from manager/mentor Pebbles. It is a solid critical and commercial success upon its release, spinning off three singles including “No Scrubs” (#1 Pop and R&B) and “Unpretty” (#1 Pop, #4 R&B). The album also wins two Grammy Awards including Best R&B Vocal Performance By A Duo Or Group and Best R&B Album in 2000. The original CD release of the album features a lenticular hologram of the cover artwork that is issued in a limited edition run of the disc. The accompanying CD booklet also unfolds into a poster featuring another photo of TLC. “FanMail” spends four weeks at number one on the Billboard Top 200, three weeks (non-consecutive) on the R&B album chart, and is certified 6x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Hi, Zen. I am sorry this message is so random and out of the blue, and I don't know if you can relate but... have you ever compared yourself to others and felt inadequate? If not, then... how do you maintain confidence in your art? Once again, sorry. and thank you for your time.