Houston rapper Travis Scott‘s Astroworld is sitting pretty atop its competition. The hip-hop star’s latest solo offering is the number one album in the country.
Scott’s album edged rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine‘s Dummy Boy album by selling over 70,000 copies.
The set earned 71,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Nov. 29 (up 60 percent), according to Nielsen Music. At No. 2 on the new Billboard 200, 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy debuts from just three days of activity in the tracking week. The 13-track set was released on Tuesday, Nov. 27 and starts with 66,000 equivalent album units (of which 10,000 were in album sales). (Billboard)
Over the weekend, reports speculated Travis and Tekashi would battle it out for the top album in the country title.
The battle for #1 on this week’s chart is a mega-squeaker and still way too close to call, as two hip-hop titles, 6ix9ine’s Dummy Boy (Scumgang via Create Music Group) and Travis Scott’s ASTROWORLD (Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic) remain neck and neck with the finish line approaching. (HITS Daily Double)
A few days ago, Tek’s “MAMA” collaborator Kanye West turned up to their new tune.
According to reports, Tek went through some hurdles to rush his new album out to the masses.
Sources close to Tekashi tell TMZ … “Dummy Boy” is being officially released Tuesday through Create Music Group. The album was originally set for distribution through Caroline and Capitol Music Group, but we’re told the two sides had a disagreement after ‘DB’ leaked online, and Tekashi turned to Create because he wanted his music released ASAP. (TMZ)