Lupe Fiasco's "Lasers" Projected To Sell Over 200,000 First-Week Units

Respected source Hits Daily Double has "Lasers" burning a place at the top of the charts next Wednesday, after the first 24 hours of sales.

Released this week, March 8, Lupe Fiasco's third album, Lasers has been in the news for its own maker's frustrations with Atlantic Records' influence on the album. Still, the Chicago emcee may see the kind of success that his major label was seeking.

According to HitsDailyDouble, Lasers is projected to sell over 200,000 first week units. If that's the case, Hits assumes that the 1st & 15th release will take the charts' #1 spot next week.

HitsDailyDouble makes its sales projections off of the first 24 hours of an album's sales.

HipHopDX will keep you updated.

43 Comments

  • Anonymous

    Free Lupe!! http://www.petitiononline.com/FreeLupe/petition.html

  • P.z. Price

    Well Deserved Lu... The Label still isnt right though... this is just loyalty from his fans who have always wanted the to the emperor shine..... Round of applause....

  • Duke

    this is good and bad. shows lupe has some loyal fans but also makes the label seem right. also, any real lupe fan would not call the album whack. it is nowhere close to his first two albums but it is still better than most mainstream albums. would you rather have some other artist with not as much lyrical talent making these songs and gloryfing themselves or lupe who makes them better than they would have been and talks about other people? he did a great job with what he had to work with which makes him a great artist. he can change it up while still being himself, thats what great artist do. all i know is i bought one cause im not gonna not buy a lupe album and mess up the collection. sidenote: also got that lecrae album the same day which is another great one.

  • sun_god7

    Numbers don't lie. This is off the strength of the first two albums.

  • ev

    sales has nothing to do with music, this album is dope, it could sell 1 in a month and it would still be dope, the quality of the music isnt affected by the amount of albums sold

  • NRG

    I dont know what ppl are bitching about...Lasers is a good album. Sure its no classic but its far from whack. And it may not appease the pure hip hop heads but who give a fuk...thats like less than 5% of the people who listen to music. And they dont buy albums anyway as evident by his poor sales on the first two albums. So anyways I've already bought a copy and ima go to the signing even and get one more...lupe deserves all this success and more.

  • T

    im buyin 3 more copies just to help out lupe deserves all the acclaim he can get its not even about the music or money anymroe its about this kid fightin to send a message to the world and his weak ass label holdin him back!

    • Anonymous

      That's ok Almar. We true hip hop fans will compensate by buying single and/or multiple copies of LASERS while you keep being a spineless broke troll with no sense of pride.

    • Almar

      Buying Three More Copies? You couldnt pay me to listen to his new album. Stooge.

  • ts5000

    theres no way this album is gonna sell over 200,000 it might do a little over a hundred thousand cause of the hype that it had but this album is wack anyway worst album so far of 2011

    • lupe

      yo mom is da worst chic of da decade so far biach

    • ts5000

      the album is garbage it sounds too commercial & popish u could have a lyrical artist like lupe fiasco make an album like this but its still gonna be garbage

    • ahem

      Worst album of 2011? Guess you didn't bother listening to the lyrics. Features and production is ehhh but Lu's verses are good.

  • Anonymous

    Another evidence why sales don't have anything to do with quality.

  • Anonymous

    Album of the year! Fuck Recovery pop shit....To bad Lasers is over most peoples head.....

  • Andre Bandoo

    Lupe deserves this after all he went through it deserves to be no.1 even though its nt his best

  • franky

    uhu yeah nice promo stint, but no way he's selling that much.. even with overseas sales combined! and i'm from europe, HA!

  • Anonymous

    That's 200k first week just in America. Lupe gets made love internationally. I bought the album and I'm England.

  • Anonymous

    B.I.S.D (with 2 DVDs) 110k smh!!!! B. Pumpers SMH2 45K G-Unit sold 155k first week sales all together!! Lupe sold 200k. Lupe just outsold an entire label!!!!

    • EddieMurrrphy

      i dont know with wayne in that list it could tip against the g-unit. he sold a lot, put out many albums (weezy). the g-unit reign of terror easily beats that batch of artists w/out wayne and would definitely beat him straight up

    • John-Boy

      How on Gods green Earth did you bring G-Unit into this? I'm the biggest Lupe fan or Earth but he does not have a fraction of the album sales that 50 has. He outsold an entire label? I'm not even gonna post the sales of G-Unit all time cause its more than any of your current favorite rappers. Put Lupe, Wayne, Ross, Nicki and Drake album sales all into one and it still doesnt come close to G-Unit. Take yo sorry ass over to the Forbes list article. Guess who's on it and guess whose not.

    • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

      dont get madd lil gunit ^^soldier^^ he just tellin the truth

    • ....

      WOW GAME HATIN AGAIN!

  • Jugo

    If these numbers hold up those are great, especially in this climate. Good for you Lupe.

  • GA2CA

    Its Ironic how his worst album is his most commercially successful one yet. I am a huge fan on Lupe's first two albums but Im not feeling Lasers at all.

  • Phresh Fitz

    Sorry Lupe ima avid fan but the album is wack dawg!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Amazing numbers! first 2 album week sales combined is 224.407. 8-)

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    the record label brought those 200K copies hold up hes not with CM/YM

  • Kashif Ilyas

    this is great news! sure Lasers isnt upto the standard of Lupe Fiasco's albums, but still everyone should support it so that such a lyrical emcee can garner commercial success. and the album itself is pretty good.

  • LJbigbang

    As much as I didn't like the album, I'm still glad Lupe gets a deserved number 1 position, even if it's in spirit of his first two albums.

  • Anonymous

    this dude deserves it

  • FreeT

    Actually its projected to sell between 220-240k

  • Kevin

    I just saw 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World'. It's one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen in my whole life!

  • Devante Introspective-Dialect Bennett

    Awesome...

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