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.
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.
"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."
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