T-Pain earns a # 1 debut

T-Pain earns a # 1 debut

T-Pain has earned a number one debut with his second album.

His album, 'Epiphany' scored the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart with sales of 171 000 copies in the US, according to Nielsen Soundscan.

This is a remarkable feat for T-Pain - his 2005 debut, 'Rapper Ternt Sanga' only reached No. 40, selling 47,000 copies in its first week.

'Epiphany' has benefited from the success of lead single 'Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')' which features Yung Joc and borrows from four different snap records to create one hot track.

Says T-Pain: "Basically, these days lots of people begin their relationships in the clubs. Whole conversations begin with some guy buying a young lady a drink. I wanted to make a song for those folks."

Date Posted : 14 Jun 2007