Lasers is the third studio album by American rapper Lupe Fiasco, released on 8 March 2011 by Atlantic Records in the United States. Production for the album took place between 2008 and 2010. Lasersfeatures production by The Audibles, The Neptunes, Needlz, Alex da Kid, Syience, and long-time collaborator Soundtrakk, among others. Trey Songz, John Legend, Skylar Grey, Sway, Matt Mahaffey, MDMA, Eric Turner and Sarah Green contribute vocals to the album.
Lasers was preceded by the lead single “The Show Goes On” and its follow-up “Words I Never Said” featuring Skylar Grey. The songs have achieved moderate success peaking within the Billboard Hot 100 with “The Show Goes On” being certified Gold in the United States.
The album has received mixed reviews from most major music critics, having a score of 57 out of 100 at the review aggregator Metacritic. It fared better commercially however debuting at number one on the USBillboard 200 with sales over 200,000 copies sold, making the album Fiasco’s second top ten album as well as his highest entry on the chart.
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