T.I.'s "No Mercy" Reaches Gold Status

He may have received no mercy but Tip did get the Gold

Though T.I.’s been behind bars since a month before the album’s release, and therefore unable to do any promotion, his seventh studio album, No Mercy, was just given Gold Certification for shipments in surplus of 500,000 units within the United States.  The record, released December 7th, took only six weeks to earn the coveted hardware.

But the sales for No Mercy are certainly a step down from Tip’s last release, 2008's Paper Trail. That LP went Gold after its first week in stores and eventually reached Double Platinum. But, as mentioned before, T.I.’s incarceration and inability to tour and promote combined with the constant decline of record sales can be blamed for much of the discrepancy between those two albums’ sales.

The second single from No Mercy, “That’s All She Wrote”, was released last week. The song, which features Eminem, is currently sitting at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100.

35 Comments

  • HAHA

    No promotion and still went Gold! Good job TIP! He has some loyal fans! He can do no wrong! Looking forward to more music from you. Keep up the good work and fuck the haters. S/N..did Lloyd Banks go GOLD yet? ROFL lmaooooooooo!!! ahahahahahaha!!!!

  • Boom

    you know the haters REALLY mad now..

  • TI's Worst Album

    I have every T.I. album and for anyone to sit here and say this album is good is either a dick rider or didnt listen. This was by far his worst album the only good tracks were Welcome To The World, Salute Me and How Life Changed...really listen to the album before saying its good even T.I. knows this album stinks he just wants to make some cash while he is locked up and thats fine but Paper Trail was 10x better than this trash.

    • Rubb

      Get back up? That's All she wrote? No mercy? Those were all sick. And all the other tracks were decent, worth listening too. The album was obviously not his best, but I'll take it, half the tracks were FIRE.

  • J-hunt da Prodigy

    At least it went gold, and it did it faster then I thought it would too. Half the album was decent, a few stand outs, the other half sucked

  • Anonymous

    ha yea blame the fact that he cant tour for low sales..the album sucked minus 3 good tracks..and maybe if his dumbass didnt break the law he could promote and tour..you koons are so ignorant saying free TI, dumbasses dont break the law, and dont go to jail..pretty simple

    • TI's Worst Album

      I bought this album and I reserve the right to say it stinks like horseshit. ALBUM SALES DO NOT MATTER I bet you Blueprint 3 sold more than American Gangster but which album was better? The masses are stupid there are people who say Gucci Mane is the best rapper alive c'mon son

    • tipster

      okay thats your opinion that the album sucked. 500,000 people didnt think so. and if they did oh well they bought it. regardless u cant deny the fact that he sold well especially for someone with no promo and if he had any u cant deny that he would have sold more.

  • Wu-Tang Forever

    Another factor for T.I.'s weak album sales as compared to Paper Trail could be the simple fact that No Mercy sucked balls, save for a track or two, whereas Paper Trail was one of the best efforts of his career.

  • tipster

    This was perfect for somepne who had no promotion and went to prison in case u wondering why such low sales. most rappers cant sell this much incarcerated or not. Tip has a huge loyal fanbase and when he gets out and drops that King uncaged its a wrap.im thinkin a mill the first week

  • Kalin Maurice Leonard

    I loved this album...I wonder how many people actually listened to it

  • Bom919

    HELL YEA TIP STILL THE KING!!! now this def wasnt his best album but damn he never fails and its because TI is such an awesome rapper and knows how to make a solid ass album and has one of the best flows and voice in the game. TI is my favorite rapper of all of em. every album hes come out with i bought on the first day. this album was thrown together the last minute since he had to go back to jail but congrats TIP. u def still the king even behind bars. def the GOAT of the south with Lil Wayne

  • problemz/problema

    How is this possible?This was one of his worse albums by far..Gotta give it to his fans I guess..they support no matter how garbage the music is..Waka,Gucci,OJ,D4L,and a bunch of other garbage ass rappers sellin..smh..If it aint outkast scarface or luda(honorable mention to killer Mike)I aint interested

  • G

    I really like No Mercy, every song was fire. TI is THE KING. I thought it was better than Paper Trail. I dont understand why such low sales, it was such a great album.....

  • Atl2Trill

    TIP is still selling and this was a thrown together album. What if this was the King Uncaged album instead. This shit would sold way more and been a better album.

    • Anonymous

      haaaa cuz the singles for king uncaged were soo good, that BS with keri, and wackass takers song, get that bullshit outta here

  • Vincent Salamatino

    On some real shit tho T.I. do need to stay out of jail. His career was almost over after Trap Muzik when he got booked.

  • Anonymous

    T.I. hold your head up bruh... Have you heard of Rockstar Muzik? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OlO6DMay_CY

  • laura r. love

    T.I. NEVER GIVE UP,OUT OR IN U R A WINNER TILL THE END & EVEN AFTER THAT U STILL GOING 2 SHINE ALL OF THE HATERS DON'T BUSH THEM OFF JUST BLESS THEM OFF & SAY OH WELL STRAIGTH 2 HELL.

  • laura r. love

    T.I I LOVE THE PERSON THAT U R KEEP THE FAITH ALWAYS BELIEVE & TRUST IN GOD. IT WANT B LONG B4 U BE HOME AGAIN & I KNOW WITH ALL MY HEART & SOUL U WILL & SHALL DO THE RIGTH THING Y BECAUSE GOD SAID SO JUST REMEMBER B TRUE 2 THYSELF THEN U CAN B TRUE & TRUTHFUL 2 OTHERS. GOD IS DONE WITH U YET THERE IS MORE GREATER THINGS 4 U 2 DO & DISCOVER HOLD ON HOLD TIGHT 2 GOD'S UNCHANGING HANDS HE'S NOT FINISH WITH U YET. Y U ASK BECAUSE HE TOLD ME SO MUCH LOVE SIGN LAURA R. LOVE AKA LOVELEE

  • Nico 3

    No way this piece of shit album has gone gold.

    • Anonymous

      the label definately just shipped 500gs as fast as they could to reach gold status, those albums are gonna get sent back to the distributor though

  • Chris O

    The old me is dead and gone. YAAAA RIGht you hypocrite. I was one of your biggest fans and still like your anthems but you are one dumbass nigga

    • Anonymous

      his dumbass still broke the law, 1 pill or 3 pills, or whatever dont break the law and you dont go to jail..TI=dumbass, his wife = dumbass, his driver = dumbass, his possey= dumbass

    • ay

      we all human nikka could have been you nikk,he got caught with 3 pills but it goes beyond that. they wanted to lock him up again cuz he wasnt keeping on his promise to the industry.

  • asd

    HEY BOY GUCCI MANE SUCKS BALLS, TI TOO

  • Anonymous

    King of the south? Fuck the south, real hip-hop is in the west and east.

  • SuperGucciRap

    TI sucks. King of the South? My ass, Gucci Mane is the King of Atlanta, the South, the USA, North America, Americas, The Earth, The Milky Way, the whole Universe. Gucci Mane is GOD! Gold? LOL Gucci went 300x Platnium in one day for his last album. Besides, No Mercy sucked. Chris Brown, Kid Cudi, Kanye, Eminem and Drake all suck. Plus he signed that faggot B.o.B. Gucci Mane murked all those niggaz in a freestyle. It's Gucci Time!

  • koth561

    That was a cool album... looking forward for more from T.I.

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