Lupe Fiasco Debuts At #15, Chingy At #84

According to numbers released by Neilsen SoundScan, Chicago rapper Lupe Fiasco sold 144,079 copies of his sophomore album The Cool this week, debuting at #15 on the Billboard chart. While his 2006 debut album Food & Liquor debuted at #8 last September, it sold significantly less than The Cool, moving nearly 81,000 units after it was leaked months in advance.

St. Louis rapper Chingy’s fourth album Hate It or Love It, his first on Def Jam since reuniting with Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace, also debuts at #84 this week after selling 31,517 copies. This is less than half the sales of his 2006 album Hoodstar, which sold just over 70,000 copies to debut at #8.

  • one shot deal

    That lupe album is so good, Im listening to it right now. It should be platinum, but oh well. Still a great album, everyone should go buy it.

  • Big Chops

    fIRST ! who actually brought Chingy’s album besides the Def Jam staff?!

  • EReal

    Score one for decent music!

    • ill G

      thats the smartest comment ive ever seen from u lol

  • JAY STONE

    Yeah lupe fiasco did 144,079.That`s incredible.i cop it and it`s fire.Easily the best album of 2007.
    Chingy album is garbage.

    • Mr.Wang

      Gots to agree! Man the Cool is the shit and Lupe is a very talented rapper no doubt. But I think it’s a story line going on here being that the album is based on the song The Cool on Lupe’s first album.

  • oneshotdeal

    WHO STOLE MY NAME …..YOU PUNK REALEASE IT NOW……

  • jacko

    what good music there both garbage

    • ill G

      lemme guess… with a name like that u must like jacko? or u tell us what artists u think is good..u a fuckin clown if u think lupe is wack

      • Lotto

        LOL I agree

    • NAWLEDGE

      I hope you aint from the south homie cuz if you are, you just made us look fucking IGNORANT! Lupe is 100x better than a lot of niggas in the industry and if you like jacko over him, you sir are a moron.

  • NIG

    CHINGY WILL END UP OWEING LUDA SOME CASH……

  • fireforreal

    Chingy really sold 10 copies and the rest Luda bought. I don’t care who’s in charge at the lable,if your wack and you make wack music you don’t deserve to sell. We gotta bring hip hop back to when skillz mattered,not all this radio/video bullshit that your tired of after one month.

  • http://www.lupetalk.tk oneshotdeal

    yo niggers lupe is the shit and im a white cracker that loves niggers.

    • nixs

      Wtf, you could have just left it at “lupe is the shit” (you just had to say nigger)?!?! But that Lupe album is the truth though.

  • keith

    Lupe is bringing real hiphop back!

  • BK Cyph

    damn if lupe wouldve came out a few months ago he wouldve had that #1 spot.
    Still no same feat 144,000 these days is pretty damn good.
    congrats!

  • Ryan

    One of the best albums of the year in my opinion! One hundred thousand isn’t anything to shrug at these days…Keep up the good work Lupe

  • http://xxlmag.com j-money 06

    ay, big ups to Lupe, i copped that shit the day it came out, straight hot… and Everybody that said somethin bout Chingy, yall some beasts…But fuck that nigga, wack ass wanna be nelly who had to suck off everybody on DTP to get back on… If u aint got that Cool, need to get it… 1

  • Malakidagod

    Yo props to lupe his album is a ride down his writers block i copped it about an hour after it came out threw burned cd into my ipod n rocked threw tracks 1-19 no skipping and lupe is my nigga he should go platinum if ya niggas love hip hop support it hes the next lyrical nigga to exist he is one of jays favorite and hes on lil wayne level but hes animated and his vision its crazy my top albums right now are joe buddens mm3, lupe food & liquor, the cool & reasonable doubt thats my rotation

  • N.O. 4 life

    chingy came out with a album?…lol

  • Rockcity

    Who the hell bought a Chingy album??? I predicted 150,000 for lupe, the album is fire tho.

  • Caine

    For some reason I just can’t rock wit Lupe…oh well, congrats anyway.

  • jack bronson

    the cool is by far the best rap album of 2007 , and is one of the best albums ive heard in a longgggg time. Hope he makes gold.

    • http://xxlmag 730dip

      take some off pussyclot,”BEST RAP ALBUM OF 2007″ get the f@#$# outta here

  • latino heat

    congrtulations lupe. over 150 thousand first week these days is huge. i think he got all those christmas shoppers, good marketing atlantic records. chingy sucks balls i cant believe ludacris took him back, i know he regrets that shit now. chingy LOST!!!!!!!!! HA HA HA !!!!!!!!!! you wack muthfucka!!!! now go away and for the love of god never come back!!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com 615banga

    if chingy would have released some singles he would have sold more than that

  • Lotto

    I still gotta go cop Lupe’s album, I know it’s fire. That Dumb It Down alone is hot.

  • Rashad

    Shows what can happen when labels actually follow up on a strong single and release the album rather than stifling it on some jay-z hating-ass bullshit. Now lets hope the labels do the same for the Clipse.

  • DJ DaveLee

    both albums are great, yeah i bought the album it’s pretty tight. gots some hot beats on it to. fuckers sleeping on that chingy, but ones u girls here that new single with luda or if they make a video to it. u bitches will be right back on his dick.

  • calico
  • Colombia

    Chingy always releases the same shit..music for 12 year old girls. thats why his bitch ass doesnt get any respect.

  • shotta

    Chingy has a album out??? Oh well, nuff respect to Lupe….real Hip Hop!

  • b-ease

    I’m as happy for Lupe as everyone else, but I gotta say, I didnt see this one coming (pause) at all. I mean, the vid gets decent burn but the song is not a hit by any means. What did it? Has he built up that much positive buzz?

    Anyway, good shit. Lupe won.

  • ghost of hip-hop

    lupes new album is fire lupe is the best thing in hip-hop i love his music he is awesome im telling lupe is gonna be top 10 mc’s ever by the time his carrer is over

  • Peru

    Shit, nowadays if 144,800 is 8th, who is 1 through seven???? Chicago has talent, huh…

  • flyboy403

    the lupe cd is sick .(period).
    i picked it up 6th day but i got the last copy in 4 music stores which never happens ever so im wondering if the cd was undershipped.

  • Flymasta

    BIG UPS 2 LUPE BUT I WAS HOPING HE SOLD MORE I HOPE HE GOES PLATINUM

  • manny78d

    real RAP wins…. lupe/doubters please take this as a sign that funky ass rooty poot snap shit is on its way out and real RAP is on its way back.

  • abel

    lupe’s album is hot but it’s not the best album of 2007. Finding forever is better than the cool.

  • http://asianmanflavor@msn.com CA IS ACTIVE

    Chingy still raps? I thought he was making dark and lovely commericals like the little broad that he is…. He should get it on with Raz B and do a faceoff album to get pop sales.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    Chingy is wack.

    But Lupe deserves better lol

  • Enigma

    maybe this will make up for Lupe’s flub of ATCQ lyrics, album is good, not the second coming, kanye is still better

  • http://xxlmag 730dip

    come on with that “kick&push” ass dick riding…yall must be young because yall givin this jig too much credit….he hip hop but he aint great

  • A Real Florida Nigga

    The Cool is the album of the year. 144 thou is good these days. I bought it the day it came out and haven’t been disappointed since. “Streets On Fire” is the best song I heard lyrically in a long time.

  • http://www.yamom.com BlackRonin357

    Ya’ll niggas that’s hatin on Lupe nee to stop! Lupe is the real that everyone’s been waitin for! He commin at dudes for “dumbin down” music, he’s lyrical, he’s imaginary when it omes to what he says in his lyrics, and he ain’t talkin bout the same shit! Whether he sell or not his a top MC worthy of top ten or top 5 dead or alive status!

  • brebre

    lupe = poster boy for white boys

  • Ali

    that’s a damn shame….he should be platinum right now….i wouldn’t have been surprised if Chingy sold more cuz that’s how stupid tha fans are these days….don’t like tha real shit just tha hot garbage

  • niggafrommemphis

    Chingy stayed gone too long.If the rap public ain’t heard from you in 2 or 3 years,21 in dog years.I hope he got his paper together.

  • MARIO

    FINALLY PEOPLE ARE WAKIN UP AND REALIZIN THAT IF YOU PUT A LITTLE BIT OF EFFORT IN TO YOUR MUSIC IT MAKES A BIG DIFFERENCE.

  • yess

    my boy lupes album was crazy man no doubt all the tracks were hard fuck the beats the lyrics blew me away espicially that track “little weapon” and intruder alert fuck it all of it was tight best album of 07!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/lamont2006 ACE

    LUPE ALBUM IS TIGHT…I CAN’T COMMENT ON CHINGY’S ALBUM BECAUSE I HAVEN’T HEARD IT YET.I REALLY LIKE THE SONG “FLY LIKE ME” FEATURING MY GIRL AMERIE.I HOPE HIS (CHINGY)ALBUM SALES PICK UP.CONGRATS TO LUPE IT’S TIME FOR REAL HIP-HOP TO TAKE OVER.

  • Jmack

    Lupe’s Album is cold off top. i didnt even kno chingy had an album out (WACK)
    anybody dats hatin on lupe tho need 2 smartin up reel talk listen 2 “dumb it down” he talkin bout yaw

  • Poster Child For Flyness

    Lupe da muthafuckin truth……his longevity as far as being on top seems more potent than any rapper out right delivery, style, dont give a damn wat da industry is puttin out, da nigga just straight doin him….Big Ups Homie…..

  • HOMOTHUG

    Well,Chingy has that rumor thnat he is gay,so U know that’s why blk ppl hatin’..hip hop is still homophobic!…as for Lupe Fiasco,he is Real hip hop..I luv Food and Liquor,but his new album,”The Cool” is amazing!..I say one of the best of 2008!..Kanye West “Graduation” was the best 0f 2007! by far..he beat out Fiddy..and helped prove hip hop can be creative 1st!

  • 718212

    Congrats Lupe your album is by far the best of 2008.

  • monster

    Crazy album! I love The Cool!

  • Lynx

    It’s starting to happen…

    Only the real MC’s and story tellers are selling any more. Kanye, Jay, Lupe. If you not spitting that piff, people not going to waste their money when they can go to the internet and get that shit for free.

    Buying an album is now a form of respect for an artist. It’s evident, I don’t respect a Damn thing Chingy is doing, but I was in stores for that Lupe on the first day. The real bout to be seperated from the fake.

  • Potato

    My Top 10 MC’s….Alive.

    (1) Jay-Z
    (2) Eminem
    (3) Andre 3000
    (4) Kanye West
    (5) Lupe Fiasco
    (6) Nas
    (7) Lil Wyane
    (8) Ludacris
    (9) Fabolous
    (10) Remy

    These are MINE, dont get stupid.

  • The one

    That Lupe CD is weak. Sounds like a bunch of dudes hopping on the bandwagon. Then I hear people saying its the best album of the year…I could easily name 10 albums that was better than this shit. He lost me after the 3rd or 4th song….Shit was way too cartoonish….

    • RYoler Jinkinson

      Name 5 of those 10 albums and I can tell you why the cool was better than them…

  • ProDG

    Big upps to Lupe and his new album “The Cool”.
    I got that shit for christmas and I’ve listened to it every day since. These Lupe haters are hating b/c he doesn’t rap about the same materialistic shit other rappers are. He actually raps about positive stuff and can tell a great story. So sorry that none of his songs come with a new dance for people to learn either. Chingy is just garbage period, he sounds like some Disney Channel rapper. I’m surprised that DTP actually wanted him back. Too bad that not everything Ludacris touches turns to gold.