New York: Fabolous' "Loso's Way" Projected To Sell 100K, On Track For No. 1 Debut

Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009 5:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Fabolous' new album, Loso's Way, will reportedly debut No. 1 next week and is projected to sell up to 100,000 albums in its first seven days on store shelves.

Based on one-day estimates, Fab's fifth solo album will top other mainstream competition including High School Musical's Ashley Tisdale.

Def Jam/IDJ's Fabolous will be tops, the week's highest debut for Loso's Way, which should nail the runner-up spot with between 95-100k in sales. Atlantic's High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale is up next with 28-32k, followed by Soda Pop/Island/IDJ's Kristinia DeBarge with 15-18k. The market was down 8% vs. last week, down 21% vs. same week last year and still down 14% year to date. (Hits Daily Double)

In recognition of the album's release, Fab inked an open thank-you letter to both his fans and "haters."

"The f*** yous: To everyone who doubted, didn't believe, hated on, or just ignored my talent, my ability, my music!!," he wrote in a blog entry. "To the half of me a** rappers who gave me any kind of hassle 4 my project. To the lame a** producers who didn't send beats or sent bullsh*t 4 my project. To the fake a** industry people who smile in ur face, and act like ur friend but are really frien-a-mies, and don't really wanna see you successful! To the wack a** media who love 2 admire & glorify gossip and bullsh*t instead of true talent! I say f*** em all, Motherf*** em all!!!!" (Global Grind)

Fab's new album features a variety of artists and producers including Jay-Z and Ryan Leslie.

Loso's Way tracklist: "The Way," "Imma Do It," "My Time" featuring Jeremih, "Please Don't Go" featuring Marsha, "Lullaby," "When The Money Goes" featuring Jay-Z, "Throw It in the Bag" featuring The-Dream, "General" featuring Lil Wayne, "Pachanga," "Last Time" featuring Trey Songz, "I'm Back," "All My Ladies" featuring Keri Hilson, "Fabolous' Life" featuring Ryan Leslie and "Let's Make Love" featuring Ne-Yo. Production includes Street Runners, DJ Khalil, The Runners, Syience, The Alchemist, JD, Tricky Stewart, Miguel, Sid V, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League and Ryan Leslie. (Rap-Up)

The project follows his From Somethin' to Nothin' which was released two years ago.

The young rapper took most of 2005 and 2006 off, and shortly before the scheduled release of his next album, in late 2006, he made headlines when he was shot in the leg and subsequently charged with weapons possession (police found two guns in the car that transported him to the hospital). Def Jam -- which signed Fabolous after sending Musiq to Atlantic in a unique trade situation -- released From Somethin' to Nothin' (2007). The album debuted at number one on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (number two overall) and spawned a series of singles, including the Top Ten hit "Make Me Better" featuring Ne-Yo. (All Music)

Be sure to check Sales Wrap next week for an official run-down of music releases.

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