Lupe Fiasco Holds Onto Charts Lead

Lupe Fiasco’s Lasers might not have been strong enough to secure his position at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 album charts, but he easily remains in the lead as the top rap act this week.

In its second week on shelves Lasers was able to move 46,700 units, giving Lu a seat at No. 3 on the charts, and making his total stand at 251,000, according to the Nielsen SoundScan report.

Six slots down, Travis Barker’s new hip-hop compilation, Give The Drummer Some, debuted at No. 9.  Barker sold 28,400 units of the album featuring artists including; Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Game, Clipse and Lupe Fiasco, among others.

In its 17th week on the charts, Nicki Minaj’s Pink Friday continues to move units. This go-round the album sold 25,100 discs, making her overall numbers stand at 1,239,000. She also was able to climb from No 16 to No. 13. Meanwhile, in its 39th week, Em’s Recovery maintained its position at No. 19 while moving another 20,100 units to make his tally stand at 3,736,900.

Kanye and Weezy F both maintained their presence in the Top 40.  My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy checked in at No. 35 with 10,900 for 1,085,200 units overall.  I Am Not A Human Being climbed a few spots to No. 37, as he picked up an additional 10,300 in sales to make his complete figures equal 817,200.

Stay tuned next week to see how Pharoahe Monch’s W.A.R. album fares on the charts. —Michael Naclerio

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  • HU

    Pharoahe Monch just produced a classic album and based on quality should sell twice what Lupe’s album did. But like Monch said on the album the “american brain lies dead and dormant.”

    • Nate

      Tru dat….his last CD sold 17k copies altogether, that is a fucking travesty.

  • BeerGangsta

    Its amazing how new school Rap Fucker sells that wack azz shit!! We need to get the real old school Hip Hop back in!! Doug E Fresh the Rap game need you to save Hip Hop!!

  • DoWhatitDo

    Ya’ll sound like some Haters!!

    • Los Angelez Angelz

      I wish people would learn how to use the term “Hater” don’t you?

  • mykullkhan

    You ignorant asses, Lupe is True Hip-hop and is what the future should be. Lupe desereved this, Congrats bringing BACK lyrics, passion and creativity.

  • Don mcCaine

    Lupe is cool…I fukks with his music…but Lasers is ass cheeks

    even Lupe said he don’t like the project

    y’all can jump on that childish name-calling bullsh^t however you want to

  • caino

    l got a copy of Lasers, it aint his best ( l think the Cool is , well l isten to that the most!), but l’m a fan so will support!

    l’ve heard some really good feeback on the Pharoahe Monch, so will count my pennies and probably cop that as well!

  • Adam

    LUPE took a deep fall….

    click on my name and let me know what you think