Chart Check [Billboard 200]: T.I. Misses Top 15 For First Time Since 2001 with ‘The L.I.B.R.A.’

Published: Tuesday 27th Oct 2020 by Rashad

In honor of his 40th birthday this year (September 25), T.I. announced the release date of his long-awaited 11th studio album, ‘The L.I.B.R.A.’ (an acronym for ‘The Legend is Back Running Atlanta’).

Officially unveiled just three weeks later (October 16), the star-studded set – his first LP since 2018’s ‘Dime Trap‘ – was kicked off by the Young Thug-assisted ‘Ring’ and houses collaborations from the likes of Young Thug, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Jadakiss, John Legend, Killer Mike, and many more.

Though he managed to squeeze out multiple singles from the 20-track independent project across the last month, the only among them to boast entry on the Hot 100 is the Lil Baby-enlisted ‘Pardon’ (which has peaked at #97 to date).  That troubling predicament was later underscored by industry analyst predictions that suggested ‘LIBRA’ would be his first album since 2001 to miss the Billboard 200’s top 20.

With its inaugural sales tracking week behind it, look inside to see just how the effort fared commercially:

T.I.’s ‘The L.I.B.R.A.’ 

First-Week Sales (SPS):  20,600 units

First-Week Sales (Pure): 3,800 units

Billboard 200 Debut:  #18

Arguably due in part to the set’s soft promotional roll out, ‘LIBRA’ – the week’s top Rap debut – may have won on the critical front but its chart arrival marks his lowest premiere position since his debut album, ‘I’m Serious,’ peaked at #98 in 2001.  It fared better on the Rap Albums chart, however, where it entered at #11.

Look below to see who joins him in the top 25 on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Billboard 200.’

Billboard 200 This Week



Click here to stream ‘The L.I.B.R.A.’

[sales info collected from Penske Media’s independent analytics company Alpha Data, formerly known as BuzzAngle Music]

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  1. Itdontmatter October 28, 2020

    Maybe nobody brought the album because of the stupid and inflammatory s*** he says and defends! He’s an azzhole! Thank god he didn’t do well!

  2. Pat October 28, 2020

    Maybe that will humble him a bit

  3. FK Rappin Repulican Clowns ye FITY & tip October 28, 2020

    Perhaps he should take the album to a gyno so that they can check the album’s virginity is still intact? FOH tip, we been cxld you

  4. Urg October 28, 2020

    🤣🤣🤣 he still flopped even after all tgat Drake p*** talk😂😂

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