SKRILLEX HELPS TRAVIS SCOTT TO TAKE THE #1 SPOT ON BILLBOARD HOT 100
December 6, 2018
After 17 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100, Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” finally hits #1, dropping Ariana Grande’s “thank u, next” to #2. The song, featuring Drake, appearing on Scott’s album Astroworld, has made Scott one of the top-streamed artists in the US on Spotify’s Year In 2018 list
While perhaps coincidental, it’s worth noting that the week that Skrillex put out his remix of the song, it catapulted above the #1 song in the world at the moment.
Billboard Hot 100: #1(+1) SICKO MODE, @trvisXX [17 weeks]. *new peak*
— chart data (@chartdata) December 3, 2018
Skrillex is definitely a powerhouse artist, and it’s certainly more than possible that his remix, though we called it rather disappointing, helped to propel the song ahead of Grande on the charts.
“Sicko Mode” was the second single off Scott’s third studio album, ASTROWORLD, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The project eventually slipped within the top 10, but managed to regain the top slot this week with 71,000 album equivalent units earned. ASTROWORLD has now led the Billboard 200 for a total of three nonconsecutive weeks.
Regardless, congratulations are in order for Scott.
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