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The American rapper Lupe Fiasco has released six studio albums, nineteen singles, and fifteen music videos on Atlantic Records and his sub-label 1st & 15th Entertainment. Lupe has also released several mixtapes.
Fiasco has made music with a number of artists including international artists, such as Kanye West ("Touch the Sky"), Snoop Dogg ("Hi-Definition"), Pharrell Williams ("I Gotcha"), Jay Z ("Pressure"), DOUBLE, Joy Denalane and Dan the Automator. He has also made music with musicians outside of the hip hop genre, with artists such as Blake Lewis.
His debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor, was released in 2006. His second album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool was his first album to be given an RIAA certification, being certified Platinum. Lupe Fiasco's The Cool has also spurred his first top 10 single, "Superstar". The song was also certified platinum by the RIAA.
Both of his first two albums have been met with positive feedback, with several critics labeling his debut as a masterpiece. Some critics have also stated Lupe Fiasco's The Cool as an even greater followup. His third studio album, Lasers, was released on March 8, 2011, and debuted at #1 on the US Billboard 200, making it his first number one album on the chart as well as his highest debut sales, with over 200,000 albums sold the first week. Lasers has also been certified Gold. The lead single for the album, "The Show Goes On" has been his most successful single to date, reaching the top 10, and has been certified 2x Platinum by the RIAA two years after "Superstar". Despite the success Lasers was met with mixed reviews from music critics. In 2012 he released his 4th studio album Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 and was promoted by four singles including "Battle Scars" which went platinum by the RIAA. The album was met with positive reviews. In 2015 he released his 5th studio album Tetsuo & Youth after being delayed several times. It debuted at number 14 on the charts and was met with critical acclaim from music critics and was ranked in many year end lists.