Hot off his win on Fox’s hit singing competition show, “The Masked Singer,” it makes sense that T-Pain — who was the Monster — would have a likely monster hit released on the same day as his victory.
The first three singles from his sixth album, “1Up,” are “Getcha Roll On” featuring Tory Lanez, All I Want” featuring Flipp DeNiro and the latest, “A Million Times” featuring OT Genesis. “At Million Times” is currently available on Apple and also Spotify, where the singles have already racked up 4 million combined streams.
The rapper impressed judges Robin Thicke, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger and Ken Jeong on the Fox show by performing such outside-the-box songs as Joan Jett‘s “I Love Rock ‘n’Roll,” Gavin DeGraw‘s “I Don’t Want to Be” and Sam Smith‘s “Stay With Me.”
Having been derided in the past for his use of auto-tune on recordings, T-Pain proved he could croon with the best of them without any vocal assistance on the new reality TV sensation imported from South Korean TV. T-Pain even managed to beat out his fellow finalists, second runner-up Gladys Knight as the Bee and first runner-up Donny Osmond as Peacock.
Last year, he launched his Fuse TV series “T-Pain’s School of Business,” during which he spotlighted 18 innovative start-ups that were created by millennials and members of Gen Z. He also contributed a tune, “Catchy Song,” to the “Lego Movie 2” soundtrack.
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Starting on March 16, he will launch his 1UP concert tour in San Antonio. T-Pain will head to 15 cities across the country before concluding on April 9 in San Diego. Tickets are for sale on his website. Here’s hoping he dons that cuddly monster costume during his shows.
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