Released in October of 2010, “The Show Goes On” is the first official single from Chicago, Illinois emcee Lupe Fiasco‘s third album, Lasers. Today it was announced by Lupe’s spokesman, Atlantic Records’ DJ Busy, that the Kane Beatz-produced single has surpassed 500,000 units sold, making it gold.

#theshowgoeson single sales up this week. 505k sold. aka gold status #lasers march 8less than a minute ago via web

Lasers is planned for release on March 8, through 1st & 15th/Atlantic Records. The album’s second single is the Skylar Grey-assisted “Words I Never Said” . This will be Lupe’s first album since 2007’s The Cool.

UPDATE: According to The LupE.N.D. Blog, Lupe’s lead single off of Lasers has been certified double platinum for shipping over two-million copies.