Travis Scott’s ‘Astroworld’ Album Soars to Top of Billboard 200
Travis Scott has secured his second No. 1 solo album. The Texas rapper's new Astroworld LP has debuted in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 after reeling in 537,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Aug. 9, reports Nielsen Music.
La Flame's third solo LP, the offering moved 270,000 traditional album sales, which marks the biggest sales week of 2018, so far. The tally is also the second biggest seven-day stretch overall, only being beat out by Drake's Scorpion album. Drizzy's latest cranked out 732,000 units overall.
This is also Travis' second consecutive solo No. 1. His 2016 album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight also took pole position in its first week out. The "Stop Trying to Be God" rapper supplants Drake's Scorpion, which had spent five consecutive weeks at No. 1. Scorpion now sits at No. 2. Scott's position might be short-lived, however, with Nicki Minaj dropping her Queen album on Friday (Aug. 10).
In other Travis Scott-related news, he recently announced he will be launching an Astroworld Festival in Houston. Astroworld was more than just an album title for the rapper and represented his resentment of the actual Six Flags AstroWorld amusement park in Houston closing in 2005.
"They tore down AstroWorld to build more apartment space," Scott noted in a recent interview with GQ. "That’s what [the music is] going to sound like, like taking an amusement park away from kids. We want it back. We want the building back. That’s why I’m doing it. It took the fun out of the city.”
Astroworld Festival is set to take place at Houston's NRG Park on Nov. 17.
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