Call it T.I. vs. T.I.P. II.
The Atlanta rapper made headlines earlier today for debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 charts with his latest album, Paper Trail, which was released last week.
And now T.I.’s making the news for the second time today as his new single “Life Your Life” has rocketed up the Billboard “Hot 100″ single chart–leaping to the top spot from the number 80 position–in a week’s time.
The leap breaks the previous record for largest ascent to number one, which was held by Tip. His “Whatever You Like” set the record just six weeks ago. The record jumped to the top spot from number 71.
“Whatever You Like” was the top record on the Billboard “Hot 100″ for six weeks until being replaced by T.I.’s “Life Your Life,” featuring Rihanna.—LaTisha Robbins