Travis Scott's Album Astroworld is Number 1 in the Billboard 200 Chart

Published August 13th, 2018 - 08:10 GMT
He's on top of the Astroworld (Source: travisscott / Instagram )
He's on top of the Astroworld (Source: travisscott / Instagram )

He's on top of the Astroworld right now.

Travis Scott's new album has debuted at no 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

The rapper shifted the equivalent of 537,000 units, the second highest debut of 2018.

Only Drake's record-breaking Scorpion has made a bigger sales impact this year, at 732,000 units.

Travis even manage to finally push Scorpion into no 2, having spent five straight weeks at the top. 

Astroworld is the 26-year-old's third album, and his second number one; his 2016 effort Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight also topped the charts.

His first album, 2015's Rodeo, peaked at no 3.

This week Mac Miller’s Swimming debuted at no 3 with 66,000 units; it is his fifth consecutive top-five charting release.

Post Malone’s beerbongs & bentleys slips one place to no. 4; its 15th week in the top four.

YG rounds out the top five, with his third studio album and third top ten offering Stay Dangerous.

With positions 6, 7 and 8 filled by Juice WRLD’s Goodbye & Good Riddance, Cardi B’s Invasion of Privacy and XXXTentacion’s ? repectively, hip hop albums dominate the top 8 on the charts for the first time ever. 

It's been a big year for Travis —  real name Jacques Berman Webster II — personally as well as professionally; in February his girlfriend Kylie Jenner gave birth to his first child, daughter Stormi.

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