Erase Me

"Erase Me"
Single by Kid Cudi featuring Kanye West
from the album Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager
B-side "REVOFEV"[1]
Released August 17, 2010
Format Digital download, Vinyl (7-inch single)[1]
Recorded 2010
Length 3:13
Label Dream On, GOOD Music, Universal Motown
Writer(s) Scott Mescudi, Kanye West, Frank Romano
Producer(s) Jim Jonsin
Certification Gold (RIAA)
Kid Cudi singles chronology
"That Tree"
"Erase Me"
"No One Believes Me"
Kanye West singles chronology
"Erase Me"
Music video
"Erase Me" on YouTube

"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.[2][3][4] On August 24, 2010, "Erase Me" was officially released digitally via iTunes.[5] In 2011, the song was featured on ESPN's hit morning sports show SportsCenter.

Music video

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.

Chart performance

Chart (2010) Peak
Australia (ARIA)[6] 50
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[7] 41
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[8] 15
Canada (Canadian Hot 100) 12
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 22
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[10] 53
UK Singles (Official Charts Company) 58
UK R&B Chart 18
US Billboard Hot 100 22


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[11] Platinum 1,000,000double-dagger

^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone


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