And the Winner Is… “T.I. vs T.I.P.” Debuts at #1 on Billboard 200

Posted 9 years ago by
Tags: T.I.,
Download DJBooth's new App, The PLUG New York, NY -- Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. is this week's big chart winner, as his eagerly anticipated new album, "T.I. vs T.I.P.," makes a triumphant #1 debut on the Billboard 200 album chart. With Nielsen SoundScan first-week sales of 468,000 copies, "T.I. vs T.I.P." scores as the biggest urban music premiere of the year, ranking second only to Linkin Park's "Minutes To Midnight" as the biggest debut thus far in '07. "T.I. vs T.I.P" also debuts at #1 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and #1 on the SoundScan Rap Albums and Digital Albums charts.

"T.I. vs T.I.P." marks T.I.'s second consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard 200, following last year's breakthrough smash, "KING." Spurred by the success of "T.I. vs T.I.P.," Atlantic ranks as the #1 label in the music industry this week, according to SoundScan, garnering 12.38% of the current marketshare, nearly double that of the #2-ranked label.

The #1 success of "T.I. vs T.I.P." follows his win as Best Hip-Hop Artist at the "BET Awards 2007," held June 26th at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles -- where T.I. performed his current top ten smash single, "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)." Coming up, T.I. will be a presenter at the ESPN's "2007 ESPY Awards," airing this Sunday, July 15th.

T.I. will personally herald the album's release by headlining the upcoming "Screamfest '07," slated to kick off August 3rd in New Orleans. The extravaganza -- which will also feature Ciara, T-Pain, Yung Joc, and others -- is scheduled to hit cities across the country, with stops including Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Detroit, Baltimore, and Washington, DC.

The companion video for "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" is currently in Big Ten rotation at MTV, Heavy rotation on BET, Elite 8 on MTV2, Magna at mtvU, and Blazin' on MTV Jams. For the week leading up to its release, "T.I. vs T.I.P." was heard on MTV's "The Leak" album listening event -- becoming the biggest leak of the year. T.I. is currently ranked #1 on MySpace.com's "Top Artists" chart, with over 1.8 million friends, and his is the most-subscribed channel on YouTube.

T.I. is launching the first ever MMS collect-to-win mobile social community with T.I. Trading Cards. This mobile offering will allow consumers to purchase, collect, trade, and redeem unique mobile images for cash and prizes. Fans can subscribe to be collectors by texting "TI" to the short code 87233 (TRADE), or register online at http://cards.trapmuzik.com. Finally, July 3rd saw the long-awaited re-launch of the high-octane mobile game, "T.I. Street Racing," available via AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, and T-Mobile.

T.I.'s "Big Things Poppin' (Do It)" is featured throughout July on ESPN SportsCenter's "Who's Now" series, in which fans and ESPN.com users will help determine the ultimate sports star by considering both on-field success and off-field buzz.

T.I. will follow his big-screen acting debut in last year's "ATL" by co-starring in what is undoubtedly among 2007's most anticipated new films, "American Gangster." Due November 2nd, the Ridley Scott-directed crime drama will see T.I. sharing the screen with Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe. A slate of further projects -- via T.I.'s own Grand Hustle Films -- will be announced in the coming weeks.

T.I.  

Comments
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Blank Face: Rare Album Covers That Don’t Feature the Artist’s Face

For a man with such a big ego, it's incredible that no Kanye West album cover has ever shown his face. Read More
Posted one day ago by Yoh

Mind Blown: Lupe Fiasco’s “Adoration of the Magi” Lyrics Are Genius

I've heard the song 100 times, but I never uncovered the mind-blowing references in the chorus until now. Read More
Posted one day ago by Nathan S.

Young Thug’s Modeling a Dress on a Giant NYC Billboard, Anything is Possible

There's currently a four-story NYC billboard of Young Thug modeling for Calvin Klein. That's a real thing that happened in real life. Read More
Posted one day ago by William E. Ketchum III

Can PARTYNEXTDOOR’s “P3” Album Break OVO’s Non-Drake Cold Streak?

PARTYNEXTDOOR's new album finally has a release date, but can the project break the year's cold streak of OVO signees? Read More
Posted one day ago by William E. Ketchum III

Marvel’s Upcoming Luke Cage Netflix Series Has Major Hip-Hop Influences

Episodes titled after Gang Starr songs, a Biggie portrait and ODB tunes await viewers of the upcoming on-demand series. Read More
Posted one day ago by William E. Ketchum III
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.