T.I. has announced that he will visit Australia next week from September 2-4 ahead of the release of his forthcoming ninth studio album, Paperwork, out October 24 through Grand Hustle/Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment Australia. This will be T.I.'s first ever trip down under, where he is set to promote the album alongside current single -No Mediocre' feat. Iggy Azalea.
Paperwork was executive produced by Pharrell and the first official single to be lifted off it is the Top 40 ARIA single -No Mediocre' featuring Australian rapper-and-T.I.-protégé Iggy Azalea: http://smarturl.it/NoMediocre. The album also features -About The Money' featuring Young Thug (http://smarturl.it/ATMSingle) and recently premiered track -New National Anthem' featuring Skylar Grey – listen here: http://smarturl.it/NewNationalAnthem
Throughout his career, the multi-platinum Atlanta-native has set the standard by which all other hip hop icons are measured, achieving four Billboard Hot 100 #1's, and selling more than 14 million albums and 30 million singles. In Australia, T.I. has achieved chart success with hit singles -Dead and Gone' featuring Justin Timberlake (#4 ARIA Platinum) and -Live Your Life' (#3 ARIA Double Platinum) in 2008. In 2012 he had success with -Guns and Roses' featuring P!nk (Platinum) and his album Paper Trail (#16 ARIA Gold).
One of the most honoured artists working today, T.I. has been awarded 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, Robin Thicke, Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears, B.O.B., Drake, Christina Aguilera, Kanye West and Swizz Beats. He discovered and signed hip-hop Australian rapper Iggy Azalea to his label Grand Hustle in 2012.
T.I. experienced remarkable success as an actor in 2013, appearing in the hit film "Identity Thief" and having 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 fourth season and continues to be one of the highest rated show s on VH1. His next movie "Get Hard" which he stars in alongside Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is due for release in 2015. In addition, T.I. has another film role to add to his list of brand partnerships – he has just been cast in the new Marvel Movie 'Ant Man" alongside Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas, to be released in 2015.
T.I. also continues to run his Grand Hustle Records and AKOO Clothing Line brands, and is the Executive Producer of the new Hip Hop Reality Show "Sisterhood of Hip Hop" which launched on the Oxygen Network.