Travis Scott’s long-awaited album Utopia debuts atop the Billboard 200, behind 496,000 album units sold in the US. While the final figures are lower than early projections of 538K, Utopia is still the biggest rap debut of 2023.
‘Utopia’ also earned the biggest vinyl sales week (in the United States) for a rap album since 1991.
Scott additionally has two top five songs on Billboard’s singles chart including “Meltdown,” featuring Drake at No. 3, and “Fe!n,” featuring Playboi Carti, at No. 5. The songs racked up 32.2 million and 25.6 million streams, respectively.
La Flame’s last album, 2018’s Astroworld sold 537,000 album-equivalent units, of which 270,000 were pure sales.
Released last month, (July 29), “Utopia” featured an impressive lineup of guest appearances, with stars like Beyoncé, Drake, 21 Savage, Young Thug, SZA, The Weeknd, Bad Bunny, Swae Lee, Future, James Blake, Pharrell, and Playboi Carti.
Next up for Scott, the Houston rapper is getting set for his concert overseas. The show targetted for Italy’s Circus Maximus was announced last week on social media and is scheduled for August 7. For those interested, tickets can be purchased here.
Travis Scott’s planned Circus Maximus show comes after his original ‘Utopia’ launch show at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt fell apart due to “production issues”. The show was meant to take place on July 28, but was cancelled by Live Nation Middle East a day before.