TLC has successfully completed their Kickstarter campaign.
The R&B duo, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas, set out to raise $150,000, but they surpassed their initial goal just a few days after launching the fundraiser on Jan. 19.
4,201 people donated to the campaign, raising a grand total of $430,255. The funds will go towards the recording of their fifth and final album.
In return for their donations, fans will receive perks including a TLC digital scrapbook, autographed lyrics, photo shoot, and listening party.
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
Some famous fans also donated to the cause. Katy Perry earned herself a slumber party with T-Boz by contributing $5,000, while New Kids on the Block pitched in $20,000.
“Our hearts are overflowing with gratitude for our fans for all of their amazing support. We feel so blessed to know that not only do our fans love us, but they believe in us,” the group told PEOPLE. “We have received support from longtime listeners that attended our first concerts, plus new fans who have only just started listening.”
The upcoming album will mark the first new material from the group 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.”
Starting in May, TLC will join New Kids on the Block and Nelly on “The Main Event” tour.