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|Released||November 11, 2008|
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|Singles from Thr33 Ringz|
Three Ringz (stylized as Thr33 Ringz) is the third studio album by American R&B singer T-Pain, It was released on November 11, 2008, by his record label Nappy Boy Entertainment (under the distribution of Akon's label Konvict Muzik, Jive Records, and Zomba Label Group). It was supported by three singles: "Can't Believe It" featuring Lil Wayne, "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" featuring Ludacris, and "Freeze" featuring Chris Brown.
Reviews for the album were favorable but critics were growing weary of the party-filled track listing and overreliance on Auto-Tune. Three Ringz debuted at number four on the Billboard 200. It was nominated for Best Contemporary R&B Album at the 52nd Grammy Awards, but lost to Beyoncé's I Am... Sasha Fierce .
The album's lead single, called "Can't Believe It" was released on July 29, 2008. The track features a guest appearance from American hip hop recording artist Lil Wayne. with the production provided by T-Pain. The song peaked at number seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album's second single, called "Chopped 'n' Skrewed" was released on September 23, 2008. The song features a guest appearance from American rapper Ludacris, with the production, which once again was provided by T-Pain. The song reached number 27 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The album's third and final single, "Freeze" was released on October 10, 2008. The song features a guest appearance from American recording artist Chris Brown, with the production provided by T-Pain. The song peaked at number 38 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The single, "Boom" was the fourth and final single from T-Pain's repackaged album intended to be sold to the Philippines and Serbia. The track became an instant dance hit in those countries and became a staple piece of music used in hip-hop contests and shows in both Serbia and the Philippines.
In late 2007, T-Pain released the first promotional single "Silver & Gold". However, it was cut from the final album track-listing. T-Pain released "Ringleader Man" as the album's promotional single.
|Village Voice||(Favorable review)|
Three Ringz received positive reviews; however, many music critics questioned T-Pain's continued usage of Auto-Tune and his delivery of the club tracks. Jesel Padania of RapReviews said that despite the album's lack of humor and some tracks falling short of previous efforts, he praised T-Pain's genre-hopping production and his chemistry with the guest artists.AllMusic's David Jeffries also found the humor hit or miss but praised the record's production, guest list and T-Pain's persona for giving the tracks energy to grab listeners' attention, calling it "an otherwise entertaining example of the gimmick-filled R&B/hip-hop album done right." Eric Henderson of Slant Magazine praised tracks like "Can't Believe It" and "Freeze" for their production and catchiness but questioned whether T-Pain could move beyond his Auto-Tune crutch, concluding that "T-Pain’s got the pop credentials. It’s just a pity that this entire album is drenched in what already sounded like last year’s sound a couple years ago."
J. Gabriel Boylan of Spin criticized T-Pain for utilizing the same old tricks and delivery he had used on previous works before, concluding that "With a hot guest list (Ciara, T.I.), this is bound to bump the clubs, but beyond that, it’s clown time."Elysa Gardner of USA Today found the songs about women off-putting and disgusting, and said that more empathy and tenderness would help this record, concluding that "Ringz doesn’t offer enough wit or insight to mitigate its rancor, or make it terribly interesting."
Three Ringz debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, selling 167,700 copies in the first week.The album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), selling 700,000 copies in the United States.
|1.||"Brand New Show (skit)"||Najm||1:02|
|2.||"Welcome to Thr33 Ringz (Intro)"||Faheem Najm, Frank Romano, Eddie Griffin||1:25|
|3.||"Ringleader Man"||Najm, Johnny Smith||2:54|
|4.||"Chopped 'n' Skrewed" (featuring Ludacris)||Najm, Christopher Bridges||4:21|
|5.||"Take a Ride (skit)"||Najm||1:45|
|6.||"Freeze" (featuring Chris Brown)||Najm, Christopher Brown||3:36|
|7.||"Blowing Up" (featuring Ciara)||Najm, Ciara Harris||3:24|
|8.||"Can't Believe It" (featuring Lil Wayne)||Najm, Dwayne Carter, Jr., David Balfour||4:33|
|9.||"It Ain't Me" (featuring Akon and T.I.)||Najm, Aliaune Thiam, Clifford Harris, Jr., Romano||3:45|
|10.||"Feed the Lions (skit)"||Najm||1:28|
|11.||"Therapy" (featuring Kanye West)||Najm, Kanye West, Romano||3:34|
|12.||"Long Lap Dance"||Najm, Romano, Rocco Valdes||4:36|
|14.||"Reality Show" (featuring Musiq Soulchild, Raheem DeVaughn and Jay Lyriq)||Najm, James Cohen, Taalib Johnson, Romano, Raheem DeVaughn||4:27|
|15.||"Keep Going"||Najm, Romano||2:14|
|16.||"Superstar Lady" (featuring Young Cash)||Najm, Joseph Williams||3:17|
|17.||"Change" (featuring Akon and Diddy)||Najm, Thiam, Mary Jane Blige, Valdes, Gordon-Scott Kennedy, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Tommy Sims, Sean Combs||5:10|
|18.||"Digital" (featuring Tay Dizm)||Najm, Artavious Smith||3:14|
|19.||"Karaoke" (featuring DJ Khaled)||Najm, Khaled Khaled||4:09|
|23.||"Bad Side"||Najm, Romano||2:35|
|21.||"Naked on the Dance Floor"||Najm||3:17|
|22.||"Can't Believe It (FP Remix)" (featuring Lil Wayne)||Najm, Carter, Jr., Balfour||3:32|
|21.||"Can't Believe It (Rishi Ram Remix)" (featuring Mauran)||Najm, Balfour||4:35|
|21.||"Boom" (featuring Sin Sizzerb)||Najm, Filip Filipi||3:35|
|Australia||November 7, 2008||Digital download, CD||Jive Records|
|Canada||November 11, 2008|
|Japan||November 26, 2008|
Faheem Rasheed Najm, better known by his stage name T-Pain, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. His debut album, Rappa Ternt Sanga, was released in 2005. In 2007, T-Pain released his second album Epiphany, which reached number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. His third album, Thr33 Ringz, was released in 2008. The albums included a string of hit singles, including "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'n Luv ", "Buy U a Drank ", "Bartender", "Can't Believe It", and "5 O'Clock", among others. T-Pain has earned two Grammy Awards, alongside artists Kanye West and Jamie Foxx respectively.
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