The King is back. T.I. turns up at No. 2 on the charts this week with Paperwork.
The ninth album from the Atlanta rapper, which features appearances from Pharrell, Usher, and Chris Brown, sold 80,000 copies in its first week. According to Billboard, the sales are slightly more than the 65,000 to 70,000 industry forecasters had predicted the set would sell.
Paperwork marks Tip’s ninth top 10 album and follows 2013’s Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, which debuted at No. 2 with 179,000.
He has already announced the next two albums in his Paperwork series, The Return and Love and Liability.
Rap newcomer Logic opens at No. 4, selling 73,000 copies of his debut album Under Pressure. A whopping 82 percent of its total sales were generated by digital retailers including Google Play, who discounted the album to $3.99 during release week.
Look for Taylor Swift to take the No. 1 spot from Slipknot next week. The singer’s album 1989 is to make the biggest debut of the year with a projected 1.1 million copies.