T.I.'s Trouble Man Cracks #2 On Billboard Charts

By Henna Kathiya

Ending the last week of 2012 with a bang, T.I.’s Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head album arrived at number two this week on the Billboard 200 chart giving the rapper his eighth top ten album.

It was a close race between T.I. and Bruno Mars for the number two spot with less than 2,000 copies separating the two spots. T.I’s Trouble Man sold 179,000 copies while Bruno’s Unorthodox Jukebox sold 178,000 copies dropping him to the number three spot. T.I. has seen an improvement from his last album No Mercy which debuted at #4 upon its release.

Chief Keef, whose debut album Finally Rich was released the same time as T.I.’s moved approximately 50,000 copies in its first week. Despite an offensive review and trouble with the law the Chicago bred rapper seems to be doing pretty well for his first album which features 50 Cent, Rick Ross, French Montana, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Reese.

Tip's album was initially projected to sell between 150, 000 - 170, 000 copies.