News: Lupe Fiasco Gleamin' & Beamin' Over "Lasers" No. 1 Debut, "I Put It In They Face"

Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011 6:01PM

Written by Rosario Harper

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has provided his reaction to stomping his competition by debuting number one and selling over 200,000 copies of his new album, Lasers.

Writing on his Twitter page, Fiasco expressed his post-album release excitement.

"Thank You #Lasers #1," he tweeted Wednesday (March 16).
"shout 2 all the dj's, who gave a n*gga replays, @fakeshoredrive @rapradar & the whole internet space, U put it online I put it in they face,"
"and there it will remain, for atleast another week, right at number 1, hahaha yeah nigguh, stay strong Japan, Nate Dogg REST IN PEACE!!!" (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)

In just seven days, Lupe's album sold over 200,000 copies.

Leading the pack this week is Lupe Fiasco's Lasers which topped the chart at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, Lupe's long-awaited third solo album sold 204,300 records in seven days. (SOHH Sales Wrap)

Initial estimates predicted the album selling up to 240,000 records in its first week.

It's Lupe Fiasco time. The Chicago-born rapper--real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco--arrives with his third Atlantic Records studio album, Lasers, which will debut at #1 next week with between 220-240k in sales, the second biggest of the year next to Adele and the best start of his career. (HITS Daily Double)

While the new LP continues to generate sales, Fiasco is already hard at work on his next project.

"There's no attempt to get on the radio, except maybe once, thus far, it's still a work in progress," Fiasco promised in an interview. "It's a harder album -- the beats are way harder. It's not about being progressive. It's not about making music, which is weird [to say]. It's 'let's make some really hard-a** songs.'" (MTV)

Check out some recent Lupe Fiasco footage down below:

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