SoundScan F's Up, "Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor" Debuts at #1 On Top Rap Albums Chart
The record, which is currently being fueled by Lupe's latest single "Daydreamin" featuring Jill Scott, is also #2 on the Hip Hop/R&B albums chart and # 8 on the Billboard Top 200, after selling over 80,000 copies in its first week on the shelves. Due to an error in album sales reporting from Best Buy stores nation wide, the final numbers were only made available by SoundScan today (September 29). Before the error was corrected, the album was charted lower than expected, which drew some criticism for the Chicago MC.
The chart topping set, which also features the hit "Kick,Push" and the Neptunes-produced "I Gotcha" is executive produced by Jay-Z and features production by hip hop heavyweights Kanye West, Needlez and Mike Shinoda of LinkinPark.
In related news, Lupe was recently nominated for a "Breaking Woodie" award, which will be given to the year's Best Emerging Artist at the upcoming mtvU Woodie Awards, set to be held on October 25th at New York's Roseland Ballroom.
The mtvU Woodie Awards will air on mtvU and mtvU.com on November 2nd.