Travis Scott

Travis Scott Scores First No. 1 with ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’

Travis Scott’s Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight soars to No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

The Houston rapper’s sophomore album, which features André 3000, Kendrick Lamar, and Kid Cudi, sold 88,000 equivalent album units (53,000 traditional) in its first week. Birds garnered 50.2 million streams (33,000 SEA units worth) during its debut week, making it La Flame’s highest-charting album thus far. Rodeo peaked at No. 3 in 2015 with 85,000 units (70,000 traditional).

A humbled Travis took to Twitter to thank his fans for their support. “MY FIRST NUMBER 1 ALBUM THIS MEANS ALOT TO ME!” he wrote. “U KIDS AND FANS ARE THE REALIST. I OWE YALL MORE THAN LIFE.”

The Apple exclusive is the fifth of its kind to land atop the chart this year, following Future’s EVOL, Drake’s Views, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, and Frank Ocean’s Blonde.

Hot off the No. 1 album, Scott has also signed a worldwide deal with Grand Hustle Publishing/Universal Music Publishing Group, as per Billboard. His entire catalog will be part of the deal, including Birds. Plus, the rapper is also getting ready to executive produce G.O.O.D. Music’s Cruel Winter compilation.

Elsewhere on the Billboard 200, Drake’s Views jumps 4-3 with 60,000 units, the Suicide Squad soundtrack rises 6-4, Rihanna’s ANTI goes up 9-8, and Beyoncé’s LEMONADE falls 7-9. Meanwhile, Frank Ocean’s Blonde rounds out the top 10, dropping 5-10 with 29,000 units.

Billboard 200 Top 10

1. Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight – 88,000
2. A Day to Remember – Bad Vibrations – 67,000
3. Drake – Views – 60,000
4. Suicide Squad: The Album – 55,000
5. Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots – 42,000
6. Barbra Streisand – Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway – 41,000
7. Twenty One Pilots – Blurryface – 30,000
8. Rihanna – ANTI – 30,000
9. Beyoncé – LEMONADE – 30,000
10. Frank Ocean – Blonde – 29,000