Kid Cudi Sales Predictions

Roughly a year after appearing on XXL’s second Freshmen cover, Kid Cudi is releasing his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day.

While Cudi’s buzz had seemingly fizzled as “Day ‘N’ Nite” lost steam on the charts, Mr. Solo Dolo has experience quite a boost in recent weeks. In addition to appearing on “Already Home,” a standout cut off Jay-Z’s The Blueprint 3, Cudi joined Hov during his Answer The Call concert in New York’s Madison Square Garden this past Friday (September 11). Cudi also made appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and eulogized DJ AM at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Cudi’s recent streak of high profile appearances could very well give him the boost he needs to post some solid numbers. XXL‘s staff took a wild guess at Cudi’s first week numbers.

Vanessa: 57k
Jesse:45k
Jackpot: Asher numbers
Travis: Asher numbers
Matty B: 40k
Clover: 58k
Miss One: 64k
Rob the Music Ed: 55k

What do you think? How many units will Cudi sell in its first week?

  • $ykotic/Don McCaine

    J7M!

    33K

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      $yk – what’s good kid?

      • $ykotic/Don McCaine

        Soaking up all this Kanye hatred P. Really surprised how delusional cats are.

        How you doing?

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        I’m aiiight, my man. Still grinding…

        The biggest surprise to me (although it shouldn’t surprise me) is that people have made it racial. “Kanye West hates white people.” Really?

        Also, it’s sad that his interruption gets MUCH more play than the interruption of Obama’s speech. I don’t think that is a racial or partisan thing but that people care more about pop culture than they do about politics and gov’t. Sadly.

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

          I think people look for reasons to make little situations racial. All these individuals talking about “nigger this, nigger that, fuck that white bitch” were folks who genuinely have racist ideologies, & now pop culture has given them an outlet. It’s unfortunate.

          I don’t think any of these latest happenings (Wilson, Williams, West-hey, all dubya’s lol) were racially motivated. It’s about the lack of tact humans have when dealing with one another nowadays.

          Mountains out of molehills, as my grandmomma used to say.

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine

          So true.

        • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

          Agreed. An incident doesn’t create feelings. The feelings are there and the incident reinforces those feelings (at least in the person’s mind).

        • $ykotic/Don McCaine

          Touche my dudes. Touche.

        • EvilD

          Plus, what everyone is forgetting that it’s the VMA’s. What do you expect?

        • $ykotic Don McCaine

          You ain’t lying EvilD. I don’t watch MTV or BET at all.

          Actually NO AWARD SHOWS. The game is fixed anyway…

        • http://myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

          Kid Cudi? 23k. The game is hella fixed…

          You bust your ass for the quarters to play it and automatically lose by default? WTF?

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  • http://xxlmag.com Ben

    40,000

  • latino heat

    23,000

    J7M

  • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

    J7M!

    22,000

    Remember when everyone thought Asher Roth would go platinum and be the next big star?? Yeah…good call on that one.

    • murK

      leave asher alone…

      I say 50,000.

      • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

        Sorry, Mrs. Roth. I didn’t mean to disrespect your superstar baby boy…

        • nicholasdelorejo

          I gotta disagree with you dude. I think Cudi might do a little better than Asher. The thing that I hated the most about Roth wasn’t the amount of promotion that was given to him but how he didn’t try to prove to the listeners that he deserved it. Roth only had one song that was barley popular and instead of leasing other material to further promote his music, he pretty much relied on MTV & the label to promote his album. Cudi on the otherhand has been touring, released two songs (one very popular) and has worked with many different artists (Ratatat, Kanye & Crookers) making him have a wider consumer nase than Roth did. There’s no doubt that the labels are going to try Roth again in the near future, but Cudi is in a better position simply because he managed to create a fanbase instead of groupies.

  • General

    J7M

    32K

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    18,000.

    No hate, I just know how the machine works.

  • Jhon da Analyst

    What are Rae’s current numbers!!!

  • Young History in the Making

    20k, and im being generous

  • L.a Vet

    hiow is dudes album…

    i was going to pick it up but i copped Boosies instead….

    let me know… is it back pack???

    Rae is on the road to 55 k… as of yesterday…

  • Brooklyn

    i’m thinking between maybe 25-30,000. i could be wrong though, it’ll be fucked up if he does better than slaughterhouse.

  • avon

    100k

    • http://tonygrands@att.blackberry.net Tony Grands

      ^^Is that you, Cudi?

  • L.a Vet

    Put it tjis way i say like 30-40 k but i can guarentee dude will go gold…

  • the sun god

    150k and 1,000,000 by x-mas

  • BIGNAT

    J7M
    if he is on a major 60k
    if he is on a indie 30k

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com DJ Daddy Mack

    I THINK HE WILL DO A LITTLE MORE THAN ASHER.

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    J7M!

    I’ma go with 30,000

  • Grand Prixx

    yall niggas is crazy!(even xxl staff!) cudi will move 70,000 at least(maybe 60-65 but oh well),what people fail to realize is he has that alternative demographic along wit the hip hop crowd n with all the exposure he’s sure 2 do numbers…n people who clown asher roth for his nunber look at slaughterhouse n rae(who im a big fan of)who sold/will sell less than asher n kid cudi(note that the numbers really have NOTHING! to do wit quality) but when people scoof at number like that in this climate,i chuckle..n so what if they promoted asher hard,they were just trying 2 promote something new and dope unlike most other outlets..n no im not a big fan of asher but facts is facts

  • hate

    29,367

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Asher Numbers – lol

  • caino

    l say he will do around 30K

    Regarding Kanye in reply to Pierzy and sykotic:

    It seems like kats having been waiting for some sort of race war in america since Obama became president. l’m UK based and we with the rest of the world applauded when USA made Obama president , but it seems most of america just wants to undermine him or latch onto this Kanye thing to make it into a race issue!

  • Brahsef

    I’m saying around 50k. Can’t compare him to Asher though, his buzz is completely different.

  • John Cochran

    I think he’ll sell about 110,000. He would’ve done better if he’d dropped the album during the buzz of Day n nite. Like Maino. He dropped like a full 8 months after Hi-Hater, his biggest, and probably only, hit record. Cudi has had a few features, but most of them are hook singing, I don’t think people have heard him rap enough to buy his album.

  • squadwildin

    u dumb fucks are sleep….kid cudi is gone sell over 120K….mark my words….mark them good…you can quote me if it doesnt happen. but make dam sure you quote me when it does.

    and when has the XXL staff been right about any album sells? wat do they even go off of? whats the point of pulling random numbers out of your ass? just for fun im assuming

  • http://www.divehiflylo.com PARIS PERSHUN

    HMMMMMMM…. I DIDNT BUY IT BUT IMA SAY BOUT 45-55 THOU ….. NOT HATIN ON THAT NIGGA BUT THE MUSIC BIZZ IS FUUUUUUCKED

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  • Stuey

    i copped that shit day it released. Been listening to it back to back with OB4CL…PT2. i’d hope it does at least 70,000.

  • thenewscorsese

    Kid Cudi is going to sell 48,000 units – lucky for him he has Christmas sales to grab, but also his CD is coming out in a week rampant with other releases for people to choose from.

    Also, in the ‘burbs, dude has lost a lot of buzz. Mainly due to severe lack of airplay on Top-40 and Dance radio (where “Day N Nite” was huge).

    48,000 hardcore fans go get the album, then it drops 40 places the week after unless dude gets to host a “Jersey Shore – Reunion Special” or some shit on MTV. Sad that that’s the reality of the biz.