Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. scored a #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart with his new album, King.
The album sold a total of 521,702 during its first week on the shelves.
In addition to its #1 debut on Billboard’s Top 200, King is also #1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, #1 on the Top Rap Albums chart, #1 on iTunes, and #1 on the Top Digital albums chart.
“From the day exactly three years ago that we signed T.I., we knew he had what it takes to become a bona fide superstar,” said Atlantic Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman. “Since then, his career has been on an exponential rise, as he has made his mark as an artist, writer, label chief, entrepreneur, and now actor. T.I. is a true renaissance man who has only begun to reveal the depth and range of his many talents. Congratulations to T.I. and everyone at Atlantic for an extraordinary job. And thank you to our friends at Warner Bros. Pictures for joining us for a fantastic roll-out campaign on behalf of both ATL and King‘”
T.I. was equally successful at the box office in his acting debut in the movie ATL.
The film was produced by Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment along with Warner Bros. Pictures.
ATL ranked #3 and pulled in almost $12 million at the box office.
“His natural charm and instinct for the camera will serve him well as he journeys toward a great career in film,” Smith added.
In other chart news, Ghostface Killah’s highly-anticipated new release, Fishscale, sold over 110,000 units, almost double the first-week numbers posted by 2004’s The Pretty Tony Album.
Fishscale debuted on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart at #4 this week, and #2 on the R&B album chart.