Lupe Fiasco is beaming. The Chicago rapper has scored his first No. 1 album and best sales week yet with his third LP Lasers, which debuts atop the Billboard 200 chart.
The “Show Goes On” MC managed to sell 204,000 copies in his first week, the most units throughout his career despite label drama and his indifference toward the populist record. His last album, The Cool, bowed at No. 15 with 143,000 in 2007, while his debut Food & Liquor entered at No. 8 with 81,000 sold the year prior.
Elsewhere, Marsha Ambrosius slides from No. 2 to 8 with her debut Late Nights & Early Mornings, selling an additional 41,000 units. Justin Bieber also takes a hit with Never Say Never: The Remixes, which drops from No. 4 to 9 (40,000).