T-Pain Sophomore Effort 'Epiphany' in Stores June 12

Single 'Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' Making Incredible Strides at Radio

The Video is Added to MTV2, MTV Jams, Fuse and in Heavy Rotation at BET


Konvict/Jive Records recording artist T-Pain will release Epiphany, the follow up to his gold-selling album Rappa Ternt Sanga, on June 12th. The single "Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" is the #1 gainer at Rhythm Radio for four straight weeks outdistancing artists such as Fergie, Lloyd, and Bow Wow; previously T.I. was the last artist to accomplish that feat. The single is also moving furiously to the top of several other charts - #3 on the Urban/Hip-Hop Monitor chart, #7 on the Rhythmic Monitor chart, and #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. In the video world, the video's been added to BET in heavy rotation and to MTV2, MTV Jams and to the # 1 Countdown "Hip-Hop" show on Fuse. In the digital realm, the single has sold over 157k ringtones and the online sales have increased, jumping from # 21 to # 12 this week alone.

His new single "Buy You A Drank (Shawty Snappin')" features Yung Joc and borrows from four different snap records to create one hot track. "Basically, these days lots of people begin their relationships in the clubs," explains T- Pain. "Whole conversations begin with some guy buying a young lady a drink. I wanted to make a song for those folks."

After catching the ear of songwriter and producer Akon, he was quickly signed to Akon's label Konvict Records and rapidly followed in his footsteps to the top of the charts. T-Pain has had two successful singles from his gold-selling debut album Rappa Ternt Sanga. The first single "I'm Sprung" sold over one million ringtones and "I'm N Luv With A Stripper" sold in excess of 5 million ringtones. The sophomore album Epiphany is produced, written and arranged by T-Pain.

SOURCE: Zomba Label Group

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