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Kid Cudi’s Debut Named Best Hip-Hop Album of ’09 by Entertainment Weekly

Weeks after being nominated for three Grammy Awards, Entertainment Weekly has named The Man on the Moon: The End of Day, Kid Cudi’s concept-driven Universal debut, the best Hip-Hop Album of 2009.

Led by the breakout hit, “Day ’N’ Night,” the dark, concept album sold an impressive 103,900 copies in its first week on shelves.

EW also named the G.O.O.D. music artist as one of the five “Breakout Stars”of the year. Songstress Keri Hilson and fellow Universal rapper Drake were also among the acts named on the list.

Meanwhile, Jay-Z and Alicia Keys’ chart-topping New York anthem “Empire State of Mind” was named Best Single of ’09.

The Year-End Double Issue of Entertainment Weekly is currently in stores now. —Max G

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