Travis Scott’s ‘Utopia’ Lands No. 1 on Billboard 200 with Huge First-Week Sales

Travis Scott Utopia
Travis Scott Utopia
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Travis Scott‘s new album Utopia has landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with huge first week sales.

According to Billboard, the album achieved an impressive 496,000 album-equivalent units in total. This included 243,000 SEA units (equivalent to 330.68 million on-demand streams), a significant 252,000 in pure album sales, and 1,000 TEA units.

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Travis Scott & Kanye West at Rome

With this accomplishment, Utopia has secured the third-biggest week for any album in 2023 and the largest for any Hip Hop release. Notably, Utopia’s vinyl sales of 55,000 units also mark the highest count for a rap album since tracking sales began in 1991.

After years of anticipation, Utopia was finally released on July 28. The album came packed with collaborations featuring fellow chart-toppers such as Drake, Future, Beyoncé, The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti, SZA, Young Thug, and Bad Bunny.

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The album’s entire collection of 19 songs also made their debut on the Hot 100 chart. Among them, the highest-ranking track is the Drake-assisted “Meltdown,” which secured an impressive No. 3 position. Notably, “FE!N” achieved a No. 5 ranking, marking Playboi Carti’s highest-charting song to date. Additionally, “Parasail” (No. 53) marked Dave Chappelle’s first entry onto the Hot 100 chart.

Utopia is the third solo album in Travis Scott’s career to claim the No. 1 position. His previous success came in 2018 with “Astroworld,” which also made its debut at No. 1 with an impressive 537,000 album-equivalent units in its opening week, including 270,000 pure album sales.

In 2019, his compilation album “JackBoys” also debuted at No. 1 opening with 154,000 units.