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 R&B singer-songwriter and producer T-Pain. The first official single is "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')" featuring Yung Joc which peaked at number one on the Billboard Top 100, becoming his highest charting hit as a solo artist.. The second official single is "Bartender" featuring Akon which peaked at number five on the Billboard Top 100, and peaking number one in New Zealand. The song was also nominated for a Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group.

Epiphany debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with about 171,126 copies sold in its first-week, and has sold 819,000 in the United States.[4][5] It was released on June 5, 2007, only slightly surpassing Rihanna's album, Good Girl Gone Bad, which was also released on June 5 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. This was T-Pain's first album to be released on his label, Nappy Boy Entertainment. The Intro, "Tallahassee Love" featuring J Lyriq slightly samples 2Pac's hit song "California Love". "I Got It", and "Suicide" deal with the subject of HIV/AIDS, and seem to be interconnected.

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
U.S. Billboard 200 1
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 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