Dominance personified: T.I. in charge


Everyone on T.I.'s trail is choking on dust.

The rapper cruises to his third consecutive No. 1 debut as "Paper Trail" more than doubled it nearest rival. The album moved 568,000 units, marking his best sales week and the heftiest for Atlantic Records in the 17-year SoundScan era. The label's previous high came in 2006, when T.I.'s "King" moved 522,000.

Not a bad week for the Atlanta rapper: He also replaces himself at No. 1 on the Hot 100 singles chart — in record-setting fashion. "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna rockets to the top from No. 80 last week, the biggest jump to No. 1 ever.

Five other albums crash the top 10 this week, led by the self-titled debut from Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. (partialdiff)
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