Kid Cudi’s “Man On the Moon III: The Chosen” Returns to Billboard’s Top Album Sales Following Vinyl Release

Kid Cudi’s vinyl-ly back on Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart.

The vinyl release of the 37-year-old half-Mexican American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer and actor’s Man On the Moon III: The Chosen has pushed the album back onto Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart dated Jan. 1, 2022  — and straight into the top five.

Kid CudiOn the Top Album Sales chart, Kid Cudi’s Man On the Moon III: The Chosen scores a new high, as it re-enters at No. 4.

The new showing surpasses the album’s previous high-water mark of No. 10 with 42,000 sold (up 4,359%; its best sales week).

The Chosen dropped on vinyl LP for the first time on December 17. Vinyl sales comprised 41,500 of the album’s sales for the week.

The Chosen was originally released on December 11, 2020 as a digital album and via streaming services. Its CD edition arrived on June 18. It previously notched two nonconsecutive weeks on Top Album Sales (the December 26, 2020 and July 3, 2021-dated charts).

The Chosen has now sold 81,000 copies since its original release, across all of its available retail formats (physical and digital combined), in the U.S.

On Billboard’s Vinyl Albums chart, which ranks the top-selling vinyl albums of the week, The Chosen debuts at No. 2.

Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart ranks the top-selling albums of the week based only on traditional album sales. The chart’s history dates back to May 25, 1991, the first week Billboard began tabulating charts with electronically monitored piece count information from SoundScan, now MRC Data. Pure album sales were the sole measurement utilized by the Billboard 200 albums chart through the list dated December 6, 2014, after which that chart switched to a methodology that blends album sales with track equivalent album units and streaming equivalent album units.

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