But it didn’t work out that way.
Instead, the Pumpkins debut at #2, after being outsold by T.I.‘s T.I. vs. T.I.P. by more than 30,000 scans, despite the rapper suffering a 63 percent sales slide from last week.
Hence, T.I.‘s reign as Billboard‘s champ remains intact for a second straight week, thanks to reported sales of more than 175,000, according to the latest SoundScan figures.