Hit Songwriter/Producer T-Pain Releases New Album 'Epiphany' on June 5th
#1 Hit Single 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' Tops Four Billboard Charts
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 tomorrow 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.
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