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T-PAIN RULING THE WAVES STATESIDE

T-Pain
T-Pain

T-Pain's 'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' tops the US ringtone chart on Billboard's Hot RingMasters chart for the 2nd week in a row. The ringtone sold 182K this past week alone and has sold nearly 800K ringtones to date.

On radio the track is ensconced at the #1 position in 4 separate charts R&R Rhythmic, Mediabase Rhythmic, R&R Urban and Mediabase Urban.

'Buy U A Drank (Shawty Snappin')' features Yung Joc and borrows from 4 different snap records to create one hot track. Basically, these days lots of people begin their relationships in the clubs, explains T-Pain. Whole conversations begin with some guy buying a young lady a drink. I wanted to make a song for those folks.

After catching the ear of songwriter and producer Akon, he was quickly signed to Akon's label Konvict Records and rapidly followed in his footsteps to the top of the charts. T-Pain has had two smash singles from his gold-selling debut album 'Rappa Ternt Sanga'. The first single 'I'm Sprung' sold over 1 million ringtones inm the States and 'I'm N Luv (Wit A Stripper)' in excess of 5 million.

The sophomore album 'Epiphany' is produced, written and arranged by T-Pain and a June 12 release is scheduled as the US street date.
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