Lupe Fiasco Goes Platinum With ‘The Show Goes On’ Single
Lupe Fiasco has earned his second platinum single with the ‘Lasers’ cut ‘The Show Goes On.’
The Kane Beatz-produced song has surpassed the one million sales mark, making it Lupe’s second single since 2007’s ‘Superstar’ to earn platinum status.
Lupe’s third studio album, ‘Lasers,’ was finally released in March, after being shelved by Atlantic Records for over a year. The Chi-town rapper was only given a release date for the much-anticipated effort after his fans staged a protest in front of the label’s New York City offices last fall.
Lupe has detailed his bitter battle with Atlantic Records in many interviews, explaining that the label froze his budget for ‘Lasers’ in 2009, which pushed him to the brink of suicide. “The creation of ‘Lasers’ was a very painful, dark, f—ed-up process,” Lupe told Details magazine in February.
Earlier this week, Lupe’s version of B.o.B.’s hit song ‘Airplanes’ leaked to the Internet. According to Lupe, Atlantic rejected his rhymes on the track in favor of B.o.B.’s version.
Despite all of the bitterness, however, ‘Lasers’ still sold over 200,000 copies in its first week on the charts, making the album his first No. 1 debut to date. Since then, it has maintained a top 20 position on the charts. In late March, Lupe kicked off his Lasers tour to promote the album.