Kid Cudi’s 'Man On The Moon 3' First Week Projected Sales Are Here

PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 17:  Kid Cudi attends the Louis Vuitton Menswear Fall/Winter 2019-2020 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 17, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images)

Kid Cudi’s 'Man On The Moon 3' First Week Projected Sales Are Here

It’s going to be the biggest debut so far.

Published December 14th

Written by Trey Alston

The projected first week sales numbers for Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon III: The Chosen are here. 

Complex reports that the rapper is set to move between 150,000-175,000 in album-equivalent units, with 15,000-18,000K of those coming from actual sales. It’s set to be the  biggest debut of his career.

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He’s set to climb to  number two  behind Taylor Swift who surprise-released a new album, evermore that’s projected to move between 300,000-350,000 album-equivalent units, with 150,000-170,000 of those coming from actual sales. Without this, it’s safe to say that Kid Cudi would have landed at number one. 

Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon III: The Chosen came out on Dec. 11. In an interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe, Kid Cudi explained how comments from Travis Scott influenced the creation of the album.

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"Before I started working on this sh*t I was like, my next sh*t's gotta be bars," Kid Cudi said. "I knew that. I just remember Travis saying something to me about raps. He was just like, 'Your raps, man. I love when you rap.' I kept that in mind. I was like, OK, Travis is saying my raps are good. That must be something that the kids like. I'll keep that in mind."

"I just wanted to give [Travis Scott] exactly what he loved about Kid Cudi," he continued. "And for him, it's bars. But I felt like, in hip-hop, I'm slept on as a rapper, as a lyricist. I really wanted to elevate my whole shit on that front on this project. And I did that with the rapping and the singing. Everything is kind of evolved."

Photo: Claudio Lavenia/Getty Images

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