Epiphany (T-Pain album)

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Epiphany
Studio album by T-Pain
Released June 5, 2007
(See release history)
Recorded 2006–2007
Genre R&B, hip hop
Length 56:09
Label Nappy Boy, Konvict, Jive
Producer T-Pain
T-Pain chronology
Rappa Ternt Sanga
(2005)
Epiphany
(2007)
Thr33 Ringz
(2008)
Singles from Epiphany
  1. "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')"
    Released: February 20, 2007
  2. "Bartender"
    Released: June 5, 2007
  3. "Church"
    Released: October 2, 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

Epiphany is the second studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter and producer T-Pain. It was released on June 5, 2007. This was T-Pain's first album to be released on his label, Nappy Boy Entertainment.

Epiphany debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 171,126 copies in the first week, and has sold 819,000 in the United States.[4][5] only slightly surpassing Rihanna's third album, Good Girl Gone Bad.

Music and lyrics[edit]

The opening track is the intro, "Tallahassee Love" featuring J Lyriq, contains a slightly sample of 2Pac's hit song "California Love". The album's fifth track "I Got It", and it's sixth—following track "Suicide" deal with the subject of HIV/AIDS and seem to be interconnected.

Singles[edit]

The album's first single, "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" featuring Yung Joc was released on February 20, 2007. It has peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Top 100, becoming his highest charting hit as a solo artist.

The album's second single, "Bartender" featuring Akon was released on June 5, 2007. This single peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Top 100, and peaking number 1 in New Zealand. The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Tallahassee Love (Intro)" (featuring J Lyriq) 2:04
2. "Church"   4:01
3. "Tipsy"   3:09
4. "Show U How"   3:14
5. "I Got It"   1:54
6. "Suicide"   2:58
7. "Bartender" (featuring Akon) 3:58
8. "Backseat Action" (featuring Shawnna) 3:39
9. "Put It Down" (featuring Ray Lavender) 3:40
10. "Time Machine"   2:52
11. "Yo Stomach" (featuring Tay Dizm) 4:18
12. "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" (featuring Yung Joc) 3:47
13. "69" (featuring J Lyriq) 3:25
14. "Reggae Night"   1:37
15. "Shottas" (featuring Kardinal Offishall & Cham) 3:14
16. "Right Hand"   3:13
17. "Sounds Bad"   5:06
Total length:
56:09

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[6] 96
Japanese Albums Chart[7] 72
US Billboard 200 1
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Pop Matters review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone review at the Wayback Machine (archived July 26, 2008)
  4. ^ Katie Hasty, "T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney", Billboard.com, June 13, 2007.
  5. ^ "New T-Pain Album Due In Late September". Billboard.com. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  6. ^ [1] ARIA Report 979. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  7. ^ "T-PAINのCDアルバムランキング、T-PAINのプロフィールならオリコン芸能人事典-ORICON STYLE". Oricon.co.jp. Retrieved 2013-04-27. 

Further reading[edit]

Preceded by
Double Up by R. Kelly
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 17, 2007 – June 23, 2007
Succeeded by
Big Dog Daddy by Toby Keith