|Single by Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West|
|from the album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager|
|Released||August 17, 2010|
|Format||Digital download, Vinyl (7-inch single)|
|Genre||Rap rock, alternative rock, pop rock|
|Label||Dream On, GOOD Music, Universal Motown|
|Writer(s)||Scott Mescudi, Kanye West, Frank Romano|
|Kid Cudi singles chronology|
"Erase Me" is a song by American recording artist Kid Cudi, released August 17, 2010, as the lead single from his second studio album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager (2010). The song features a guest appearance from his mentor Kanye West, and was produced by Jim Jonsin.
The song debuted on a Cleveland radio station June 30, 2010, and was officially released to Rhythm/Crossover radio on August 17, 2010. On August 24, 2010, "Erase Me" was officially released digitally via iTunes. In 2011, the song was featured on ESPN's hit morning sports show SportsCenter.
Jason Goldwatch directed the music video. Kid Cudi plays a Jimi Hendrix influenced character, sporting a black curly afro wig and headband. An excerpt from a longer format version of the video will be available through iTunes around the album's release date. Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Clark Duke make up the rest of Kid Cudi's band in the video.
Charts and certifications
"Erase Me" made a Hot Shot debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at #22. On the 30th of August the single debuted on the New Zealand Single Charts at number 22. On September 5, the single debuted on the UK Singles chart at #58 and #18 on the UK R&B Chart.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||41|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||15|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||12|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||22|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||58|
|UK R&B Chart||18|
|US Billboard Hot 100||22|
|United States (RIAA)||Gold||500,000^|
^shipments figures based on certification alone
- Kid Cudi-Erase Me 7" vinyl
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- "Austriancharts.at – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
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- "Charts.org.nz – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me". Top 40 Singles.
- "Swedishcharts.com – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me". Singles Top 60.
- "American single certifications – Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West – Erase Me". Recording Industry Association of America. February 22, 2010. Retrieved June 12, 2011. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH