Rock and hip-hop (for some interesting reason) go hand-and-hand, but next week the two genres of music will be going head-to-head, at least for the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 Albums chart.
Rock band Fall Out Boy and rapper KiD CuDi are both currently fighting for that spot with the releases of their latest studio albums: Save Rock and Roll and Indicud respectively, are both on track to sell around 145,000 copies by the end of the tracking week, which is Sunday, April 21st.
If this happens for Fall Out Boy, the album will serve as their second to top the chart, with their first being their third studio album Infinity on High, which was released on February 6, 2007, and sold a total of 260,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan in its first week.
It went on to sell a total of 1,400,000 to date. Their followup album, Folie à Deux, debuted and peaked at #8 with 150,000 sold in its first week, and went on to sell a total of 449,000 copies to date.
As for the Kid named Cudi, while he has yet to earn a #1 album, both of his efforts debuted within the Top 5 on the Billboard charts, and have both been certified Gold.
His debut album, Man On the Moon: The End of the Day, was released on September 15, 2009, and was powered by the success of the album’s lead single “Day n Nite,” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
“Erase Me” not only serves as the lead single from his second album Man On the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, but it was also the only official single from the record.
Indicud was originally set to be released next week, Tuesday, April 23, 2013, but was pushed forward after the set leaked onto the Internet a few weeks ago.
Who do you think will earn the #1 spot?