A month after launching a Kickstarter campaign for what will be their “final” album, TLC has surpassed their funding goal by a mile.
The duo initially set a $150,000 goal, which would fun the recording of their upcoming album. That number was met within a few days. Now, with the funding period completed, they’ve raised a grand total of $430,255 from 4,201 people.
In return for pledging cash, fans will receive perks like a TLC digital scrapbook, autographed lyrics, photo shoot, and listening party.
Some of those fans were famous. Katy Perry earned a slumber party with T-Boz by contributing $5,000, while New Kids on the Block pitched in $20,000.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who donated to our campaign!! Xx We are thrilled to have so much love and support from fans! It means so much!
— TLC (@OfficialTLC) January 22, 2015
The upcoming album will be the first new project from TLC since 2002’s 3D. “Our final album will stay true to the TLC sound, always confronting the real issues and life experiences that we all must face every single day, everywhere,” T-Boz and Chilli told fans. “Of course, Lisa’s spirit will always be present in our music. That will never change.”