In a sit-down with Billboard hours before the release of his new mixtape, "F.D.O.D.," T.I. insisted he wasn't considering deals worth less than eight-figures, and also revealed plans for new videos with Lil Wayne, Mystikal and more.
It was a familiar story at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 this past week, where Taylor Swift's "Red" held atop the chart for a sixth nonconsecutive stanza. Outside the top 10 there was a lot of action, so let's take a look at some of the notable movers and shakers. . .
As predicted last week, Taylor Swift's "Red" album remains at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a sixth nonconsecutive week, selling 276,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set posts a big increase in sales (up 32%), as do most of the chart's titles. That's natural, since the most recent tracking week ended Sunday, Dec. 23, when consumers were busy shopping for last-minute Christmas gifts. T.I.'s latest album arrives in the runner-up slot with 179,000.
Industry sources are forecasting that Taylor Swift's latest album, "Red," is on track to possibly spend a sixth non-consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The album could move between 260,000 and 290,000 by the end of the tracking week on Dec. 23.