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.