Kid Cudi Projected to Sell 180-220K in First Week

Kid Cudi is apparently on track for an impressive debut on next week’s Nielsen SoundScan report. The G.O.O.D. Music rep’s sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager is projected to sell anywhere from 180,000 to 220,000 according to the industry insiders at

The estimated first week sales figures will likely earn him a spot at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200 on Wednesday, November 17. Last year, the 2009 XXL Freshman entered the charts at the No. 4 position after pushing out 103,900 units of his first album Man on the Moon: The End of Day.

Other artists expected to hit the SoundScan rundown next week include Cee Lo Green and Twista. The Goodie Mob crooner’s third solo LP, The Lady Killer, is on it’s way to sell around 30,000 to 35,000 while Twista’s The Perfect Storm is believed to rack up around 19,000 to 22,000.

The projections for Joe Budden’s Mood Muzik 4: A Turn for the Worst, which also dropped two days ago, has not been revealed.

Stay tuned to on Wednesday for the official sales figures. —Elan Mancini

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  • Robert Wynn IV

    damn, you deserve it cudi the album is fantastic- original and sonically beautiful.

  • SupaDupa_Interlude

    Congrats to Cudi. Nice to see dude has a solid fan base.

    I still feel like the 1st joint was better, but i gotta admit this album gets a lil better with every listen(just doesnt have those tracks that jumpout at u like his 1st one did).

    Aint no crew fuckin with GOOD is the 10′….

  • the kid frankie

    am i missing something w/ this nigga Cudi….? or am i really winning…?

    • sety

      no,,, ur not,,

      dude is f’n wack,,, definitely not hip hop,
      a Cage wanna be.. STRAIGHT UP EMO.

  • Peso

    if the world was really about lyrical ability then Joe Budden would be going #1 on the charts this week BUT we all know thats not the case

    not doggin’ Cudi cause he fu*ks with one of my favorite rap artist Kanye and he has had a couple of cool joints BUT really 100,000+ first week or better…WOW, he is hitting the commercial, singing market so I guess so…

    “black cloud” by itself is killing Cudi whole career to date lmfao


  • yoprince

    props to cudi… album is amazing and better each listen

  • Don mcCaine

    “The projections for Joe Budden’s Mood Muzik 4: A Turn for the Worst, which also dropped two days ago, has not been revealed.”

    ^ son went oxidized pewter the first week…SmDh

    • King B

      lol nigga went triple plastic lol

    • Wil Solstice

      LMFAO!!! This shit had me dying. Its common sense though, you could be the nices nigga out there, but if no one knows about you &/or your upcomming album.. WTF do you thinks gonna happen? If lil Taylor Swift loving white girls from Montana dont know about you, odds are your not gonna be breaking any sales records. Thats what artist have to reach for. Well.. not that exactly, but yall know what i mean

  • mav

    i havent heard one single off this dude cd and he projected to do these numbers? thats what u call a fanbase joe budden wtf?

  • swype-matic

    Cudi has some pretty nice songs on his album. “Maniac” and the ones where he actually raps (or has guest that rap) are good, could care less about the rest, but good for him on the projections. Hell, I’m surprised by Twista’s album too cause I didn’t know he even had one coming out until wednesday. As for Budden, the mixtape was online easily two weeks for free in advance, so who the hell would have actually bought it anyway???

  • Q461

    Buddens won’t push alot of units, he never does, but that record is fire. Surprised that Cee lo ain’t sellin more, that Fuck You joint is a hit, Twista aint gonna move shit.

    I copped the Cudi record. Its dope…very different, may take a few listens to get into, but its unique and brilliant actually. The songs Marijuana, Mojo So Dope, These Worries, Wildin cuz I’m Young and the first joint with Cee-lo are my favorites on it so far. Not surprised hes doin numbers, todays youth fucks with Cudi and Drake, like people my age fucked with Nas and Jay, always hit the stores the first week to cop the record. Good luck Cudi, you deserve it nigga.

  • Don mcCaine

    I have MM4…

    they could’ve left off that Budden info.

    they want us to know he went copper wire…

    son went incomplete the 1st week…

    return to sender units…

  • Yessir

    Was gonna buy Budden’s joint, but Def sound had the free download. I said fuck it then. Not a smart move by Joey.

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