columbia records is proud to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Multi-Platinum GRAMMY® Award winning recording artist T.I. and his label Grand Hustle to release his highly anticipated new studio album.
The signing adds to an already incredible year for T.I. This past summer, T.I. was featured on Robin Thicke’s #1 record breaking global smash “Blurred Lines” with Pharell Williams, who was also instrumental in bringing T.I. to Columbia and will executive produce his upcoming LP. T.I. is currently in the studio recording his 9th album with mega producer Timbaland and longtime collaborator DJ Toomp. The album will be released early 2014 via GrandHustle/Columbia Records, ensuring that 2014 will be another phenomenal year for T.I.
“We’re very excited to welcome T.I. to the Columbia family. With his massive US success and career history, we are going to make him an even bigger superstar on a global level.” – Rob Stringer, Chairman/CEO Columbia Records
“I’m honored to be partners with such a successful, passionate and creative conglomerate like Columbia Records, who respects and supports the vision of their artist and partners. Nothing but love, respect & appreciation for Doug Morris, Rob Stringer and the entire staff. Also, a special thank you to my big bruh, Sk8board P, for always believing in me and also executive producing my upcoming project.”- T.I.
In his career, the multi-platinum Atlanta-native has achieved four Billboard Hot 100 #1’s and has sold over 14 million albums and 30 million singles to date. T.I. is also the recipient of 11 Billboard Awards, 9 bet Hip Hop Awards, 3 GRAMMY® Awards, 3 bet Awards, 2 American Music Awards and an MTV Video Music Award. His standout collaborations with some of music’s biggest artists include Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Destiny’s Child, Britney Spears, B.O.B., Drake, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West and Swizz Beats.
T.I. has also experienced remarkable success this year as an actor, appearing in the hit film Identity Thief and playing a guest starring role in the SHOWTIME series HOUSE OF LIES. His VH1 unscripted series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle recently entered into its third season, capturing T.I. as he balances a thriving career, wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and their loving, blended family of six children. The series continues to be one of the highest rated shows on VH1.