T-Pain's sophomore album "Epiphany" enters on top of The Billboard 200 in a week where six of the top 10 albums are new releases. With sales fueled by the MC's high-powered single "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')," the Konvict/Nappy Boy/Jive set moved 171,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan. T-Pain's 2005 debut, "Rapper Ternt Sanga," only reached No. 40, selling 47,000 copies in its first week.
T-Pain takes his "Epiphany" straight in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200, beating out Rihanna's "Good Girl Gone Bad" and Paul McCartney's "Memory Almost Full," which arrive at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively ... The top 10 of The Billboard 200 is also busy this week with debuts from Big & Rich, Marilyn Manson and Daddy Yankee. New offerings from the Police, Chris Cornell, Dream Theater, Bruce Springsteen, Carl Thomas and Poison make lofty debuts too ... In Progress Reports, we've got updates on Justin Timberlake, Tracy Lawrence and Linkin Park.