TGT, the group featuring Tyrese, Ginuwine and Tank, can finally celebrate. Following an extensive promo tour, their first studio album, Three Kings, has debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 chart, with first-week sales of 76,000 copies.
According to the publication, the project also debuted atop the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and the R&B Albums chart. Three Kings marks the largest sales week for any of group’s three members since Tank’s solo album, Sex Love & Pain, opened with 103,000 units sold back in May of 2007.
Ginuwine, who previously achieved four top ten solo albums of his own, explains to ABC News Radio that humility and respecting one another are key ingredients in the R&B trio’s success.
“When we came in, we just respected each others creative process, you know what I mean,” he says. “We have over 30 years between all of us in the business, you know, of being successful and I think that was the first thing we had to do: check the egos at the door.”
By avoiding creative differences and counterproductive ego trips, each member agreed that together, they could make something special. Tyrese feels strongly that the project also has the potential to become the soundtrack to their fans’ lives.
“When you propose to that woman, you have a new soundtrack,” he tells ABC News Radio. “Basically when you get in an argument, you got that new song where you can say ‘Baby, I just want to dedicate this song to you.'”
The always-thoughtful Tyrese adds, “You can e-mail that to her, you can send that to her, you can have those flowers delivered to her office with this new soundtrack playing in the background. This is what real R&B music represents.”
Tank, meanwhile, jokes that the music on the new album is so sensual that it may lead to some serious baby-making.
“These songs are inseminating, if I can say that,” Tank laughs. “There’s some decisions going to be made inside of your body when these records are played. There’s going to be some ‘Oops!’ and some ‘My bads!’ and some ‘I didn’t know that was getting ready to happens!’ You probably won’t even be having sex and you’re gonna get pregnant.”
And, as if you need yet another reason to add Three Kings to your collection, Tyrese chimes in that he’s already taken the album for a “test drive” — if you know what he means — and can vouch that the songs are sure to “set the mood.”
In related R&B chart news, Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines has fallen to the number six position on the Billboard Top 200 album chart, while K. Michelle’s Rebellious Soul dropped from #2 to #21. Robin’s mega-smash single “Blurred Lines,” meanwhile, holds the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 for an amazing 12th week.
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