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.
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
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
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