News: Kid Cudi's First-Week Sales Projections, Cudder Battles For No. 1
Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 11:45AM
Former G.O.O.D Music rapper Kid Cudi is reportedly in for a strong opening week with his new Indicud solo album expected to sell up to 155,000 copies in week one.
Based on one-day estimates, Cudder is in a race to land the top music sales spot.
YOUR ONE-DAYS: Fall Out Boy and Kid Cudi will battle for the top spot on next week's chart. Here are this week's key debuts: Fall Out Boy (Island/IDJ) 140-155k Kid Cudi (Republic) 140-155k Yeah Yeah Yeahs (Interscope) 30-35k Andy Mineo (Reach) 30-35k Olly Murs (Syco/Columbia) 14-16k (HITS Daily Double)
The estimates are extremely positive considering he dropped the LP earlier than expected.
"Ok so, INDICUD will be released April 16th now. Physical and digitally!! SPREAD THE WORD!!," Cudder tweeted April 10th.
"APRIL 16!! INDICUD!! LOCK THAT DATE IN EVERYBODY! dont f*ck around ha" (Kid Cudi's Twitter)
The album features guest appearances courtesy of Too $hort, RZA and King Chip.
1. "The Resurrection of Scott Mescudi" 2. "Unfuckwittable" 3. "Just What I Am" feat. King Chip 4. "Young Lady" feat. Father John Misty 5. "King Wizard" 6. "Immortal" 7. "Solo Dolo Part II" feat. Kendrick Lamar 8. "Girls" feat. Too $hort 9. "New York City Rage Fest" 10. "Red Eye" feat. Haim 11. "Mad Solar" 12. "Beez" feat. RZA 13. "Brothers" feat. King Chip & A$AP Rocky 14. "Burn Baby Burn" 15. "Lord of the Sad and Lonely" 16. "Cold Blooded" 17. "Afterwards (Bring Yo Friends)" feat. Michael Bolton & King Chip 18. "The Flight of the Moon Man" (Indicud)
The LP fell victim to a significant online leak last week.
Kid Cudi's third solo album Indicud has sprung a leak before its April 23 release date. The 18-track release features interesting collaborations including A$AP Rocky ("Brothers"), RZA ("Beez"), Michael Bolton ("Afterwards") and Kendrick Lamar on "Solo Dolo Part II," which fans are already buzzing about. Production comes courtesy of Cudi himself on many tracks as well as buzzy producer Hit-Boy. (RapFix)