T-Pain Releases Epiphany TodayJune 5, 2007 at 4:41 pm | Posted in Hip Hop News/Press Releases | Leave a comment
#1 Hit Single “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” Tops Four Billboard Charts
(Brooklyn, NY – June 5, 2007) Konvict/Jive Records recording artist T-Pain, who is on top of the Billboard music and ringtone charts with his breakout smash single “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’),” releases his sophomore album Epiphany today, June 5th.
“Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” recently beat out artists such as Maroon 5, Avril Lavigne, Timbaland, and Ne-Yo to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart as the #1 single in the country. On four separate Billboard charts the single has been firmly entrenched at the #1 position for several weeks: #1 Hot 100 Airplay; #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; #1 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay; #1 Rhythmic Top 40, and for seven consecutive weeks T-Pain was the #1 selling ringtone on the Billboard Hot Ringmasters chart.
Early rave reviews have already started pouring in. Rolling Stone magazine gives Epiphany three stars and exclaims that “…The hooks come fast and loose…Epiphany should be lighting up both bedrooms and the clubs.” The Washington Post raves, noting that “…T-Pain’s best cuts evoke the dripping grooves of Zapp, the breakneck beats of Baltimore club music, even the punk-funk of Fishbone.”
One of music’s rapidly rising and omnipresent stars, T-Pain’s sophomore album Epiphany expresses his growth as an artist and the definition of the album title as a “sudden moment of insight or revelation” truly encapsulates his efforts on this release. On Epiphany, T-Pain takes over the reins as producer, writer and arranger and enlists artists such as Akon– who discovered and signed him to his Konvict Muzic label, and Yung Joc to hone and master the unique sound that he introduced on his gold-selling debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga.
Recently T-Pain has been crisscrossing the country producing and collaborating for a wide and varied list of mega-artists that include Usher, Britney Spears, R. Kelly, Chris Brown and Busta Rhymes. His follow-up single “Bartender” featuring Akon is rapidly moving up the charts and is following in the footsteps of his chart-topping first single “Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin).” Fans can catch T-Pain perform live on BET’s 106 and Park on June 6th and on the Jimmy Kimmel show June 14th.