T.I., J-Hud, Thicke Enjoy Triple ‘Big’ Chart Debuts

T.I. earned his third straight No.1 on The Billboard 200 followed by well received debuts from Jennifer Hudson and Robin Thicke this week. “Paper Trail,” T.I.’s latest effort debuted atop the chart with 568,000 copies moved in the U.S., according to Nielsen Soundscan, which is also the third biggest sales debut of the year. T.I.’s big week continued on the Hot 100 where his latest single “Live Your Life” feat. Rihanna broke the record for the largest climb. “Live Your Life” featuring Rihanna, the second single from “Paper Trail,” leaps 80-1, replacing the album’s first single “Whatever You Like” at No. 1; the latter leapt to the top 71-1 the week of Sept. 6 and remained there until this week. That makes this T.I. the first artist to replace himself at No. 1 since Usher traded in “Burn” for “Confessions Part II” in July 2004. Elsewhere on the charts, Jennifer Hudson’s self-titled Arista debut lands at No.2 with 217,000 copies sold. Robin Thicke, who released his sophomore effort “Something Else” last week, enters the chart at no.3 with 137,000 copies sold. In stores this week: Michelle Williams’ first R&B/pop project “Unexpected” was released Tuesday featuring the hit single “We Break The Dawn.”


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