Travis Scott Scores Third No. 1 Album & Makes Hot 100 History With “Utopia”

Travis Scott at the Reading Festival in 2018
Travis Scott at the Reading Festival in 2018. Photo by RMV/REX/Shutterstock (9807523t)

Travis Scott waited five years to share his new album Utopia with the world—and good things come to those who wait. The rapper’s fourth studio album easily topped the Billboard 200 chart, becoming his third solo album to do so and making history along the way.

With 496,000 album-equivalent units earned following its release on July 28, Utopia easily debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart. Streaming numbers were largely responsible for its success, as this album managed to score the second-biggest streaming week of 2023 with 330.68 million on-demand official streams, equaling 243,000 SEA units.

When it comes to pure sales, Utopia moved an equally impressive 252,000 copies for the second-largest week in album sales this year. It sold 79,000 vinyl copies alone, becoming the best-selling R&B/hip-hop vinyl album since Luminate started tracking sales in 1991.

As if that wasn’t enough, Scott also made history on the Billboard Hot 100 chart thanks to the enormous success of Utopia. All 19 tracks from this album charted on the Billboard Hot 100, including “Meltdown” ft. Drake and “FE!N,” ft. Playboi Carti, which both debuted in the top five. Scott increased his total of Hot 100 hits from 93 to 111 songs, becoming only the 15th artist in the chart’s history with 100-plus career entries on the summit.