The popular and controversial T.I. discography consists of seven studio albums, 21 singles, two EPs, one collaboration album, two compilation albums and 33 music videos. His early music was produced through Arista and Atlantic Records. Following that, he became the co-CEO of Grand Hustle Records.
“I’m Serious” After being discovered as a teenager by Kawan "KP" Prather, T.I.‘s discography began at Arista Records’s subsidiary LaFace Records with “I'm Serious” in 2001. The debut album sold around 270,000 copies in the United States, peaking at No. 98 on Billboard’s 200.
“Trap Muzik” was released in 2003 through Atlantic Records after Arista cancelled his contract and he launched “Grand Hustle Entertainment” (now known as “Grand Hustle Records“) with long-time friend, Jason Geter. This album reached Platinum status on the T.I. discography and perhaps taught record labels a lesson on artist loyalty and mentorship.
“Urban Legend” was released in 2004 and also went Platinum through Atlantic Records with its lead single "Bring 'Em Out," reaching number nine on the US Billboard charts. The album peaked at number seven on Billboard’s Hot 200. “King” was released in 2006, debuted at No. 1 and went Gold in Canada and Platinum in the United States during its first week out. This album also produced his first number single. “My Love” was a collaboration on the T.I. discography with popular and successful singer-songwriter, producer and actor, Justin Timberlake. “T.I. vs. T.I.P.“ was his second number one single, released in 2007, also attaining US Platinum status and going Gold in Canada. The "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)" single went to number nine on the US charts.
“Paper Trail” was released in 2008, which became T.I.'s most acclaimed work, reaching Platinum status in the United States and Canada and Gold status in the U.K., New Zealand and Australia. As his third number one album, it included two number one singles: "Whatever You Like" and “Swagga Like Us." "Live Your Life" and "Dead and Gone" also became top five singles for the T.I. discography.
- “No Mercy” was added to the T.I. discography and was released in 2010 as his seventh studio album, debuting at number four and reaching Gold status in the United States.
T.I.’s illustrious career has been shrouded in controversy since he served eleven months in prison for a probation violation. Nevertheless, T.I.’s discography continued to grow over time and he has contributed to many other artist’s music compilations. Despite his personal legal transgressions, T.I. continues to make meaningful contributions to rap music and increase his popularity. His fans regularly hear his inspiring advice to become educated and follow their dreams.