Lupe Fiasco

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Lupe Fiasco
Fiasco performing in 2012
Fiasco performing in 2012
Background information
Birth nameWasalu Muhammad Jaco
Also known asDouble J[1]
Born (1982-02-16) February 16, 1982 (age 40)
Chicago, Illinois, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
Years active2000–present
Labels
Member ofJapanese Cartoon
Formerly of
Websitewww.lupefiasco.com

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois),[2] better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and entrepreneur. He became famous in 2006 with the success of his first album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor. His song "Show Goes On" charted at number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He also performs as the lead singer of rock band Japanese Cartoon under his real name. As an entrepreneur, Fiasco was the chief executive officer of 1st and 15th Entertainment.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

L Fiasco Diego062.jpg Lupe Fiasco at Northwestern University in May 2007

This is a comprehensive list of awards and nominations won by Lupe Fiasco.

He has so far in his career won one Grammy. He has been nominated for eleven others. Altogether, Fiasco has earned 12 Grammy nominations. He has also won a USA's Character Approved Award, which had started that year. In total, he has been nominated for thirty-three awards.

AOL Music Award[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 Himself Breaker Artist Won[3]

BET Hip-Hop Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Hip-Hop CD of the Year Nominated[4]
"Kick, Push" Hip-Hop Video of the Year Nominated[4]
Rookie of the Year Nominated[4]
Himself Lyricist of the Year Nominated[4]
2007 Lupe Fiasco's The Cool CD of the Year Nominated[5]
"Superstar"(with Matthew Santos) Alltel Wireless People’s Champ Nominated
2008 Lupe Fiasco's The Cool CD of the Year Nominated[5]
"Superstar" (with Matthew Santos) Alltel Wireless People's Champ Nominated
2011 Lasers CD of the Year Nominated
"Out of My Head" featuring Trey Songz Reese’s Perfect Combo Award Nominated
2012 "Around My Way (Freedom Ain't Free)" Impact Track Nominated
"Bitch Bad" Nominated

BET Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Himself Best New Artist Nominated[6]

Grammy Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 "Kick, Push" Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated[7]
Best Rap Song Nominated[7]
Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor Best Rap Album Nominated[7]
2008 "Daydreamin'" (with Jill Scott) Best Urban/Alternative Performance Won[8]
2009 "Paris, Tokyo" Best Rap Solo Performance Nominated[9]
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool Best Rap Album Nominated[9]
"Superstar" (with Matthew Santos) Best Rap/Sung Collaboration Nominated[9]
Best Rap Song Nominated[9]
2012 "The Show Goes On" Nominated[10]
Best Rap Performance Nominated[10]
Lasers Best Rap Album Nominated[10]
2013 Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1 Nominated[11]

MOBO Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 Himself Best Hip-Hop Act Nominated[12]

MTV Video Music Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 "Superstar" Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated[13]
2011 "The Show Goes On" Best Hip-Hop Video Nominated[13]

MTV2 Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2006 Himself Freshest MC Award Won[3]

NAACP Image Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 Himself Outstanding New Artist Nominated[14]

Soul Train Music Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2007 "I Gotcha" Best New R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist Nominated[15]

Teen Choice Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2008 "Superstar"(with Matthew Santos) Best Hip-Hop song Nominated[16]
Himself Rap Artist Nominated[16]
2011 Himself R&B/Hip-Hop Artist Nominated[16]

Urban Music Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Himself Urban Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Act Nominated[17]

USA's Character Approved Awards[change | change source]

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2009 Himself Character Approved Award for Musician Won[18][19]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Wasalu Muhammad Jaco | Discography". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2020-04-10.
  2. "Lupe Fiasco: Biography". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2009-02-11. Retrieved 2008-12-23.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Biography Today", p.69
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 Henry Adaso. 2006 BET Hip-Hop Awards About.com. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Henry Adaso. 2008 BET Hip Hop Awards Nominees About.com. Accessed October 20, 2008.
  6. (May 17, 2007). Beyoncé leads BET Awards with six nominations USA Today. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 (January 9, 2008) Lupe Fiasco Is "The Cool"-est Superstar in Hip-Hop Today; Grammy-Nominated Rapper's Sophomore Album Debuts at #1 on Reuters. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  8. Gil Kaufman (February 10, 2008). Grammy Awards Get Rolling As Amy Winehouse, Alicia Keys, Kanye West Win Early Honors MTV. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "The 51st Annual Grammy Awards Nominations List". Grammy. Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2009-01-01.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 "Awards Nominations & Winners". 30 April 2017.
  11. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-01. Retrieved 2016-12-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  12. The MOBO Awards 2008 BBC. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Bill Lamb (August 2, 2008). MTV Video Music Awards Announce Best Pop and Hip Hop Video Nominees About.com. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  14. The 38th NAACP Image Awards Nominations Results Archived 2009-04-08 at the Wayback Machine
  15. Mark Edward Nero (March 11, 2007). The 2007 Soul Train Music Awards About.com. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 (June 17, 2008). 2008 Teen Choice Awards winners and nominees Archived 2008-09-12 at the Wayback Machine Los Angeles Times. Accessed October 6, 2008.
  17. "Urban Music Awards". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-06-18.
  18. "Character Approved | Lupe Fiasco USA Network Character Approved - Profile". Archived from the original on 2009-03-03. Retrieved 2009-04-20.
  19. "[News] Lupe Fiasco Wins First Ever Character Approved Award". www.defsounds.com. Archived from the original on 2009-01-30.