Contact Us

Kid Cudi Projected to Sell 110-120K, Drake Set to Move 55-60K

The projections are in and XXL Freshman alumnus Kid Cudi is ahead of the class.

Industry inside source has the Cleveland native’s Universal Motown debut, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, at around 110-120,000 in sales for his first week based off of one-day sales figures.

Cudder’s Motown label mate Drake also has an impressive first week numbers. HitsDailyDouble has the Toronto upstart set for a 55-60K debut with the retail version of his critically-acclaimed mixtape So Far Gone. Lil Boosie is projected to sell 24-50K with his new album Superbad and Trick Daddy’s Finally Famous LP is estimated to move about 12,000 units on next week’s Nielsen SoundScan report.

Over the past couple of days, Cudi has showed up onstage alongside Jay-Z at the rap superstar’s 9-11 benefit show, as a musical guest on Late Night with David Letterman and performed at the MTV Video Music Awards. asked the Cleveland rookie how he feels these looks are gonna help his album. “I think it’s gonna make a lot of people more aware,” he said. “I think it’s gonna make a lot of people a lot more interested because in these last couple of days like you said, each of those moments has been different demographics, the Jay-Z was definitely a hip-hop show, and later on seeing me on David Letterman, which is a very mainstream show, you know you don’t see a lot of hip-hop artists on a Letterman type show, so each thing I did was very monumental.”

Stay tuned to as the official Nielsen SoundScan sales report will be released on Wednesday, September 23. –Max G

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of XXL

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for XXL Mag quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!