John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American recording artist. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, part of his early popularity arose from his hit single "Can't Deny It" in 2001, from his debut album Ghetto Fabolous. The album reached number-three on the Billboard 200 chart and sold over 1.05 million copies by 2003. His followup album, Street Dreams (2003), produced the Billboard Hot 100 number-four hits "Can't Let You Go", featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey, and "Into You", featuring Tamia.
In 2004, Fabolous released the album Real Talk, which peaked at number-six on the Billboard 200 with 179,000 copies sold in one week and contained the charting singles "Breathe" and "Baby". Following a three year hiatus since Real Talk, the artist released his fourth studio album, From Nothin' to Somethin' (2007), which debuted at number-two on the Billboard 200 and number-one on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and sold 159,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned the singles "Diamonds", "Return of the Hustle", "Make Me Better", featuring Ne-Yo, and Baby Don't Go, which featured Jermaine Dupri and T-Pain.
Fabolous' success continued with his 2009 album, Loso's Way, which debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200, selling over 99,000 copies in its first week, and became the artist's first album to top the chart. Loso's Way produced the singles "My Time", "Everything, Everyday, Everywhere", "Throw It in the Bag", and "Money Goes, Honey Stay (When the Money Goes Remix)". He later released an extended play entitled There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music EP, which contains the single "You Be Killin' Em".
To date, Fabolous has released five albums, which have collectively sold over three million copies in the United States. In September 2009, the rapper was ranked number eight on MTV's Hottest MC in the Game list.