Travis Scott’s “Utopia” Soars to No. 1 and Makes Billboard Hot 100 History

Travis Scott performs at Reading Festival, UK, August 2018
Travis Scott performs at Reading Festival, UK, August 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9807523t)

Travis Scott really kept us waiting for his new album Utopia, but this record was worth the wait. After five years in the making, the rapper’s fourth studio album easily soared to the top of the Billboard 200 chart and made the Hot 100 history after all of its 19 tracks reached this chart.

Following its long-awaited release on July 28, Utopia soared to No. 1 with 496,000 album-equivalent units earned. This is the second-biggest streaming week for an album this year with 330.68 million on-demand official streams, equaling 243,000 in SEA units.

Its album sales were just as impressive, with Utopia scoring the year’s second-largest week in album sales with 252,000 copies sold. It also became the best-selling R&B/hip-hop vinyl album since Luminate started tracking sales in 1991, with vinyl sales making up 79,000 of the total sales.

To make the whole thing even more impressive, 19 tracks from Utopia charted on the Billboard Hot 100, bringing Scott’s career total from 93 to 111 songs. He’s only the 15th artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 with 100-plus career entries on the summit. “K-Pop” ft. Bad Bunny and The Weeknd debuted at No. 7 ahead of the album’s release, while “Meltdown” ft. Drake and “FE!N,” ft. Playboi Carti both reached the top five.