T-Pain Debuts at #1 on Charts; Rihanna at #2

T-Pain’s sophomore album Epiphany enters on top of The Billboard 200 with 171,000 copies sold in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. T-Pain’s 2005 debut, Rapper Ternt Sanga, only reached No. 40, selling 47,000 copies in its first week.

Rihanna’s Good Girl Gone Bad bows at No. 2 with 162,000. The set’s lead single, “Umbrella,” currently crowns the Hot 100. This SRP/Def Jam effort is the singer’s third release in two years, with each album achieving a better start than its predecessor. 2005’s Music of the Sun began at No. 10 with 68,000, while 2006’s A Girl Like Me started at No. 5 with 115,000.

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