Three Ringz

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Three Ringz
T-Pain Three Ringz.jpg
Studio album by T-Pain
Released November 11, 2008 (US)[1]
Recorded 2007–08
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Length 60:35 (Regular)
73:08 (Deluxe Edition)
Label Nappy Boy, Konvict, Jive, Zomba
Producer T-Pain (Executive), Akon (Executive) Rocco Valdes (Executive)
T-Pain chronology
Epiphany
(2007)
Three Ringz
(2008)
The Instrumentals
(2009)
Alternative cover
Import edition cover
Singles from Thr33 Ringz
  1. "Can't Believe It"
    Released: July 29, 2008
  2. "Chopped 'n' Skrewed"
    Released: September 23, 2008
  3. "Freeze"
    Released: October 10, 2008

Three Ringz (stylized as Thr33 Ringz) is the third studio album by American R&B singer-songwriter record producer and rapper T-Pain; it was released on November 11, 2008. The album debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200 and at number one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.

The album received mixed to favorable reviews from music critics. The album was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album for the 52nd Grammy Awards, but lost to Beyoncé's I Am... Sasha Fierce.

Singles[edit]

The album's lead single "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne, was released on July 29, 2008. It peaked at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The album's second single, titled "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" featuring Ludacris, was released on September 23, 2008. It has reached at number 27 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

The album's third and final single, "Freeze" featuring Chris Brown, was released on October 10, 2008, and it peaked at number 38 on the US Billboard Hot 100.

Promotional singles[edit]

The album's promotional single "Ringleader Man" was released.[2]

Other songs[edit]

The track, titled "Digital"; has another version, featuring guest vocals from American R&B singer Miguel.

Commercial performance[edit]

Three Ringz debuted at number 4 on the US Billboard 200, selling 167,700 copies in the first week.[3] The album has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling 700,000 copies in the United States. To date, the album has sold 700,355 in the United States. [4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[5]
Daily News 2/5 stars[6]
Billboard (Favorable review)[7]
Village Voice (Favorable review)[8]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[9]
RapReviews 7.5/10 stars[10]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[12]
Spin 2.5/5 stars[13]
USA Today 2/4 stars[14]
NOW 3/5 stars[15]

Track listing[edit]

  • All tracks produced by T-Pain for Nappy Boy's Production
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Welcome to Thr33 Ringz (Intro)"   Faheem Najm, Frank Romano, Eddie Griffin 2:27
2. "Ringleader Man"   Najm, Johnny Smith 2:54
3. "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" (featuring Ludacris) Najm, Christopher Bridges 4:21
4. "Take a Ride (Skit)"   Najm 1:45
5. "Freeze" (featuring Chris Brown) Najm, Chris Brown 3:36
6. "Blowing Up" (featuring Ciara) Najm, Ciara Harris 3:24
7. "Can't Believe It" (featuring Lil Wayne) Najm, Dwayne Carter, Jr., David Balfour 4:33
8. "It Ain't Me" (featuring Akon & T.I.) Najm, Aliaune Thiam, Clifford Harris, Jr., Romano 3:45
9. "Feed the Lions (Skit)"   Najm 1:28
10. "Therapy" (featuring Kanye West) Najm, Kanye West, Romano 3:34
11. "Long Lap Dance"   Najm, Romano, Rocco Valdes 4:36
12. "Reality Show" (featuring Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn & Jay Lyriq) Najm, James Cohen, Taalib Johnson, Romano, Raheem DeVaughn 5:27
13. "Keep Going"   Najm, Romano 2:14
14. "Superstar Lady" (featuring Young Cash) Najm, Joseph Williams 3:17
15. "Change" (featuring Akon, Diddy & Mary J. Blige) Najm, Thiam, Blige, Rocco Valdes, Gordon Scott Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims 5:10
16. "Digital" (featuring Tay Dizm) Najm, Artavious Smith 3:14
17. "Karaoke" (featuring DJ Khaled) Najm 4:48
Total length:
60:35

Charts[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian ARIA Albums Chart[16] 79
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[17] 24
Japanese Albums Chart[18] 40
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[19] 30
US Billboard 200[20] 4
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[21] 1

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Australia[22] November 7, 2008 Digital download, CD Jive Records
New Zealand[23]
United Kingdom[24]
Canada[25] November 11, 2008
United States[26]
Japan[27] November 26, 2008

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanye West Calls VMA Show-Closer 'Love Lockdown' His 'Favorite Song 2 Date'. MTV.com.'.' Retrieved September 9, 2008.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - Ringleader Man - Single by T-Pain". Itunes.apple.com. 2008-10-28. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  3. ^ Langhorne, Cyrus (2008-11-19). "T-PAINS RINGS IN 167K IN FIRST WEEK SALES NUMBERS". Sohh.Com. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  4. ^ "Auto-Tune Maker Cashes In On Hip Hop Trends | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHopDX. 2009-01-07. Retrieved 2010-03-14. 
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r1441544
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ [2][dead link]
  8. ^ Ben Detrick (2008-11-12). "Back to the Strip Club With T-Pain - Page 1 - Music - New York". Village Voice. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  9. ^ Alex Macpherson (2008-11-07). "CD: T-Pain, Thr33 Ringz | Music". The Guardian. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  10. ^ "Feature for November 11, 2008 - T-Pain's "Thr33 Ringz"". Rapreviews.com. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  11. ^ "Rolling Stone Music | Album Reviews". Rollingstone.com. 2013-05-08. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  12. ^ "T-Pain: Thr33 Ringz | Music Review". Slant Magazine. 2008-11-11. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  13. ^ J Gabriel Boylan (2008-11-04). "T-Pain, 'Thr33 Ringz' (Jive) | SPIN | Albums | Critical Mass". SPIN. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  14. ^ [3][dead link]
  15. ^ Boles, Benjamin. "T-Pain | NOW Magazine". Nowtoronto.com. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 
  16. ^ [4] ARIA Report 979. Retrieved 2012-03-09
  17. ^ "T-Pain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for T-Pain. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ "T-Pain – Thr33 Ringz". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "T-Pain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for T-Pain. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  21. ^ "T-Pain Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums for T-Pain. Retrieved 2015-03-09.
  22. ^ "iTunes - Music - Thr33 Ringz by T-Pain". iTunes (AU). Apple. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  23. ^ "iTunes - Music - Thr33 Ringz by T-Pain". iTunes (NZ). Apple. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  24. ^ "iTunes - Music - Thr33 Ringz by T-Pain". iTunes (GB). Apple. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  25. ^ "iTunes - Music - Thr33 Ringz by T-Pain". iTunes (CA). Apple. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  26. ^ "iTunes - Music - Thr33 Ringz by T-Pain". iTunes (US). Apple. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  27. ^ "iTunes - ミュージック - T-Pain「Thr33 Ringz」". iTunes (JP). Apple. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 

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