Written By Janelle Griffith
Just a day after the release of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, T.I.‘s Paper Trail is already causing waves around the country.
SOHH investigated the success of T.I.’s album in New York and in his hometown of Atlanta. At a Circuit City location in NY, a sales rep revealed that Paper Trail sold out by 1:30 yesterday afternoon. “A lot of people were in the store for the album from the time we opened,” the rep told SOHH.
Meanwhile, a mid-town Atlanta Best Buy told SOHH, it was well on its way to clearing the shelves. The store received an influx of calls requesting it and was frequented by fans of the self proclaimed “King of the South.”
The rapper’s previous album T.I. vs. T.I.P. debuted at No. 1 in its first week in 2007 selling 468,000 copies. Popular industry website Hits Daily Double is projecting the new set to sell the about the same numbers in its first week, setting the number at 467,000. The official SoundScan figures come out next Wednesday (September 8th).
Paper Trail features appearances by Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and more, along with production by DJ Toomp, Swizz Beatz and Kanye West.
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