"Astroworld" keeps shattering records in the streaming era.
The streaming era has only begun, and records will inevitably be broken, but Travis Scott is proving that Astroworld might be one for the ages. Travis just landed every single track from the record on Billboard's Streaming Songs Chart, where "Sicko Mode" ranks second to another "In My Feelings" by Drake. Following "Sicko Mode" at #2 is "Stargazing" at #. 4 with 39 million streams last week.
With 17 entries in the Top 200, 16 of which never charting before the album's release, Travis breaks the 17-song threshold for just the 9th week in the chart's history. Drake was able to land 22 of his tracks from Scorpion on the Top 200 in the week of 2nd to last week of July. Frankly, it's quite hard to keep up with all the demarcations, especially the ones generated by Billboard.
For example, Travis also holds the top spot on a list entitled On-Demand Streaming Songs, which is somehow different than the Streaming Songs Chart I first brought to your attention. According to Billboard, the difference lies in the function of full length content accessible with a single click.
Although it hasn't officially been confirmed, many hip hop pundits are claiming that Astroworld has successfully fended off competition from Nicki Minaj to retain top spot for album sales in its 2nd week. More on that later.