T-Pain to Release Highly Anticipated 'Thr33 Ringz' in Fall 2008

Hit-Maker's Third Album to Feature Chris Brown, Ludacris, Lil Wayne and Kanye West; New Single, 'Can't Believe It,' Currently #1 Most Added at Urban and Rhythm X-Over Radio


After spending much of 2007 and 2008 on the top of the charts with hits such as "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" and "Bartender" and as a producer and featured artist on tracks such as Flo Rida's "Low" and Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," T-Pain announced today that Jive Records will release his third studio album Thr33 Ringz in Fall 2008. With Thr33 Ringz, he is set to show everyone that he is the ring leader and, in true T-Pain fashion, he is bringing a few of his friends along for the ride ...

It's evident T-Pain has another hit on his hands with the album's first single, "Can't Believe It," featuring Lil Wayne which is currently the #1 most added song this week at both Urban and Rhythm X-Over radio. A Casanova song, the track is about "getting a girl to ride with you," says T-Pain. "Basically I got a lot of stuff on my album that's not that simple. It's just basically a way to calm things down," he says.

Other tracks to be included on the album include: an up-tempo jam that is destined to be the dance floor hit of the year, "Freeze" featuring Chris Brown; a lyrically clever urban anthem "Chopped & Screwed" featuring rapper Ludacris; a personal and controversial declaration to the industry "Karaoke" featuring DJ Khaled; and a collaboration with Kanye West called "Therapy."

Tallahassee, Florida native, T-Pain burst on scene in 2005 with his debut Rappa Ternt Sanga and the unforgettable singles "I'm Sprung" and "I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)," a song that maintains the title of the highest selling ring tone. T-Pain continued his success with his sophomore effort Epiphany in 2007, which spawned the #1 airplay record of the year, "Buy U a Drank" (featuring Yung Joc) and the ubiquitous #1 hit "Bartender." In 2008, T-Pain took home his first Grammy for Best Rap Song (for "Good Life") with Kanye West, which also garnered a BET Award, where he was the most nominated artist of the night. T-Pain (age 23) currently resides in Atlanta with his wife and children.

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