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In 2006, Kid Cudi, who had moved from Cleveland to New York to pursue his music career, happened to run into Kanye West at a Virgin Megastore.

The chance encounter allowed Cudi to introduce himself and his music to Kanye. A year later, his song “Day ‘n’ Nite” started making the rounds on several music blogs after being uploaded to his MySpace page, and caught the ear of the Chicago rapper-producer. Kanye would sign Cudi to GOOD Music shortly afterwards, and the two began working together on Jay-Z’s eleventh studio album The Blueprint 3 to Kanye’s own 808s & Heartbreak.

Kid Cudi may not be one of the biggest names in rap, but since dropping his debut album, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, in 2009, he’s maintained a consistent presence on the charts for the past decade plus.

From his debut, Man on the Moon: The End of Day, to his latest release, 2022’s Entergalactic, here are the rankings for Kid Cudi’s first week album sales.

Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven – first week album sales

Released: December 4, 2015

Label: Wicked Awesome, Republic

First week album sales: 19,365

Billboard 200 position: 36

Singles: “Confused!”, “Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven”

Features: N/A

Entergalactic – first week album sales

Released: September 30, 2022

Label: Wicked Awesome, Republic

First week album sales: 22,000

Billboard 200 position: 13

Singles: “Do What I Want”, “Willing to Trust”

Features: Ty Dolla Sign, 2 Chainz, Steve Aoki and Don Toliver

Passion, Pain & Demon Slayin’ – first week album sales

Released: December 16, 2016

Label: Wicked Awesome, Republic

First week album sales: 49,000

Billboard 200 position: 11

Singles: “Frequency” “Surfin'”

Features: André 3000, Pharrell Williams, Travis Scott and Willow Smith

WZRD (with Dot da Genius, as WZRD) – first week album sales

Released: February 28, 2012

Label: Wicked Awesome, Universal Republic

First week album sales: 66,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Brake”, “Teleport 2 Me, Jamie”

Features: Desire

Satellite Flight: The Journey to Mother Moon – first week album sales

Released: February 25, 2014

Label: Wicked Awesome, Republic

First week album sales: 4

Billboard 200 position: 87,000

Singles: N/A

Features: Raphael Saadiq

Man on the Moon: The End of Day – first week album sales

Released: September 15, 2009

Label: Dream On, GOOD Music, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 104,000

Billboard 200 position: 4

Singles: “Day ‘n’ Nite”, “Make Her Say”, “Pursuit of Happiness”

Features: Billy Cravens, Ratatat, Kanye West, Common, MGMT, Chip tha Ripper

Indicud – first week album sales

Released: April 16, 2013

Label: Wicked Awesome, GOOD Music, Republic

First week album sales: 139,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “Just What I Am”, “King Wizard”, “Immortal”, “Girls”

Features: King Chip, Kendrick Lamar, Too Short, RZA, ASAP Rocky, Father John Misty, Michael Bolton and Haim

Kids See Ghosts (with Kanye West, as Kids See Ghosts) – first week album sales

Released: June 8, 2018[

Label: Wicked Awesome, GOOD Music, Def Jam

First week album sales: 142,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: N/A

Features: Pusha T, Yasiin Bey, and Ty Dolla Sign

Man on the Moon III: The Chosen – first week album sales

Released: December 11, 2020

Label: Wicked Awesome, Republic

First week album sales: 144,000

Billboard 200 position: 2

Singles: “She Knows This”, “Heaven on Earth” 

Features: Phoebe Bridgers, Pop Smoke, Skepta and Trippie Redd

Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager – first week album sales

Released: November 9, 2010

Label: Dream On, GOOD Music, Universal Motown

First week album sales: 169,000

Billboard 200 position: 3

Singles: “Erase Me”, “Mr. Rager”

Features: CeeLo Green, Mary J. Blige, Kanye West, Cage, St. Vincent, GLC, Chip tha Ripper, and Nicole Wray

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