American rapper T.I. has released nine studio albums, one remix album, five extended plays (EPs), 10 mixtapes, 110 singles (including 61 as a featured artist) and 11 promotional singles. He has also released one music video album and over 60 music videos, the details of which are included in his videography. Throughout his career, T.I.'s music has been released on several record labels, including Artista and Atlantic, as well as his own label imprint, Grand Hustle Records. T.I. has also served as an executive producer for several projects other than his own, including Big Kuntry King's debut My Turn to Eat (2008), B.G.'s Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood (2009), B.o.B's debut The Adventures of Bobby Ray (2010) and Iggy Azalea's debut EP Glory (2012), as well as her debut album The New Classic (2014). In 2005, T.I. had executive produced the soundtrack to the film Hustle & Flow and released the collection through his record label. T.I. is also a noted record producer, having produced several song recordings, a few under the pseudonym T.I.P.. He has also served as a ghostwriter and assisting songwriter, for several artists, such as Bow Wow, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Dr. Dre, Bun B and Keyshia Cole.
T.I. was discovered and signed to Ghet-O-Vision Entertainment, when he was a teenager by record executive Kawan "KP" Prather. Upon signing a recording contract with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records in 2001, he shortened his name from TIP to T.I., out of respect for his Arista label-mate Q-Tip. In 2001, T.I. released his debut album, I'm Serious. The album peaked at number 98 on the US Billboard 200 chart and sold about 270,000 copies. Due to poor sales, T.I. asked for a joint venture deal with Arista or be released from his contract; he was subsequently granted his release and dropped from the label. In 2003, T.I. launched Grand Hustle Entertainment (now Grand Hustle Records) with his longtime business partner Jason Geter and signed a new deal with Atlantic Records. He then collaborated with fellow Atlanta-based rapper Bone Crusher and Killer Mike, for the song "Never Scared". The song became a hit for the summer of 2003, peaking at number 26 in the US, marking T.I.'s first appearance on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.
T.I. released Trap Muzik, his first album under Grand Hustle/Atlantic, in 2003. It contained the lead single "24's", which had peaked at number 78 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, his first solo entry there. Trap Muzik later debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), making it much more successful than his previous effort. The following singles, "Rubberband Man" and "Let's Get Away", also impacted the Hot 100 chart, while "Be Easy" only charted Billboard's R&B chart. His third album, Urban Legend, was released in 2004 and included the hit single "Bring 'Em Out", which peaked at number nine in the US and was certified platinum. The album peaked at number seven on the Billboard 200 and was also certified platinum in the US. Urban Legend also spawned the singles "U Don't Know Me" and "ASAP". In 2006, his fourth album King, debuted at number one and was certified gold in its first week of release. The lead single, "What You Know" peaked at number three in the US, and was certified double-platinum. King, which also serves as the official soundtrack for T.I.'s first feature film ATL, was certified platinum in the US, gold in Canada, and silver in the UK. King also included "Why You Wanna", "Live in the Sky" and "Top Back". Later that year, he earned his first number-one US single with "My Love", his collaboration with American pop singer Justin Timberlake.
T.I. released his fifth album T.I. vs. T.I.P., in 2007, which went on to become his second consecutive number-one album. The lead single "Big Shit Poppin' (Do It)", peaked at number nine in the US. The album was certified platinum in the US and gold in Canada. The other singles from the album included "You Know What It Is" and "Hurt". In 2008, before T.I.'s prison sentence, he released Paper Trail, his third number-one album in the United States, which was certified gold in its first week of release. The album included two US number-one singles with four top-five singles overall: "Whatever You Like", Swagga Like Us" (featuring Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Jay-Z), "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), and "Dead and Gone" (featuring Justin Timberlake). The album, was certified double-platinum in the US, platinum in Canada, and gold in Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In 2009, Paper Trail was re-released entitled Paper Trail: Case Closed, as an EP in the UK and included two new singles and three songs off the original album. In 2010, while serving 11 months in prison for probation violation, he released his seventh studio album No Mercy, in December 2010. No Mercy included the lead single "Get Back Up", which features American singer Chris Brown, and "That's All She Wrote", which features American rapper Eminem. The album debuted at number four in America and was certified gold by the RIAA.
In 2012, T.I. released Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head, on December 18. The album peaked at number two in the US and was certified gold by the RIAA. The album spawned two successful singles, "Go Get It" and "Ball". Following the album's release, T.I. announced he drew a close to his 10-year contract with Atlantic Records and was searching for a new label to sign himself and Grand Hustle. In November 2013, T.I. revealed he signed a record deal with Columbia Records, to release his ninth album, then-titled Trouble Man II: He Who Wears the Crown. He would later announce he postponed Trouble Man II, after recording with longtime collaborator Pharrell Williams (who was influential in his move to Columbia), and would now release a new project titled Paperwork. The album produced two successful singles, "About the Money" and "No Mediocre".