Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Album Returns to No. 1 on Billboard 200
According to Nielsen Music, the 17-track album moved 71,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 29. Out of the total units, 29,000 were in download sales and 31,000 were in album sales, which marks an 816 percent increase.
Astroworld has yet to come down from the top 10 during its 17 weeks on the charts after spending its first two weeks at No. 1. The major increase in sales stems in part from the Houston, TX native's plan to drop more than two dozen merchandise/album bundles for Cyber Monday (Nov. 26) through his official website. Every item, including keychains, hats, T-shirts, and hoodies, came bundled with a digital copy of the Astroworld album.
The bump to No. 1 also may have occurred partly due to the release of Skrillex's remix of Scott's outstanding hit "Sicko Mode." The remix, which spans five minutes, goes through several beat changes, including a super bass-heavy sequence and a synth-laden approach to when Drake’s vocals appear on the song. All in all, the remix sounds exactly what fans of Skrillex and ragers who attend all of Scott's shows would anticipate. In addition to dropping the seemingly out-of-left-field collaboration with Skrillex, Scott also recently released a visual for the song.
Speaking of "Sicko Mode," it was just today that the track landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 100 chart. It's safe to say La Flame is succeeding at the highest level. Salute.
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