T.I.’s new LP “Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head” dropped on Dec. 18th and had minimal promotion, but it looks like it won’t be needed. “Trouble Man” shot to No. 2 in Billboard’s Hot 200 chart and sold 179,000 in its first week.
Blocking T.I.’s ascension to number one is Taylor Swift’s “Red” with 276,000 copies sold, and right behind him at number three is Bruno Mars with “Unorthodox Jukebox” at 178,000 sold units.
This album debut makes number eight for T.I. on the Billboard 200 charts, which follows his No. 4 debut with “No Mercy” back in 2010.