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The success wasn't a fluke. During the next several years, as Auto-Tune usage became increasingly common in commercial music -- used more frequently to mask vocal deficiency than as the equivalent of an effect pedal for a guitar -- T-Pain continued to make hits. Through 2012, a period that involved the guest-loaded albums Epiphany, Thr33 Ringz, and rEVOLVEr, he entered the pop Top Ten as a lead artist four additional times, highlighted by the chart-topping "Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin')." Through assists on songs such as Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," Kanye West's "Good Life," Jamie Foxx's "Blame It," and Pitbull's "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)," his name was either near or at the top position with even greater frequency. Additionally, "Good Life" and "Blame It" made T-Pain a two-time Grammy Award winner. After the 2014 compilation Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits, T-Pain promised a fifth album titled Stoicville, but by mid-2017, he'd released only singles, including collaborations with Juicy J, Lil Yachty, and Young M.A. That November, he released the gleefully hedonistic full-length Oblivion on RCA with appearances from Ty Dolla $ign, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, and Wale. The following year, he issued the double-volume mixtapes Everything Must Go. After he was revealed to be the winner of the first season of Fox's The Masked Singer, the Auto-Tune maestro returned in 2019 with his sixth proper full-length, 1Up, which featured the single "Getcha Roll On" with Tory Lanez. A single, "Girlfriend," featuring G-Eazy, appeared later that year. 2020 saw a bevy of T-Pain singles and collaborations including "Get Up" and "Wake Up Dead" featuring Chris Brown. ~ Andy Kellman