Months after claiming the top position on the Billboard 200 album chart for his Birds In The Trap Sing Mcknight, rapper Travis Scott can now take credit for gains for its tracks on the singles chart as well.
After several intermittent Hot 100 chart appearances, “Goosebumps” at last seems to be gaining upward momentum, peaking at No. 76. It took two chart frames to get there, though in total the track has spent nine nonconsecutive weeks on the Hot 100. Elsewhere at Billboard, “Goosebumps” hit No. 32 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rhythmic Songs charts.
“Goosebumps” features rapper Kendrick Lamar as a guest, marking his third concurrently charting collaborative Hot 100 single this week. The rapper also features on Maroon 5’s “Wanna Know, which peaks at No. 7, and Sia’s “The Greatest,” which holds the No. 32 slot after 18 weeks.
Joining “Goosebumps” on the Hot 100 is Scott’s latest single “Beibs In The Trap.” Debuting at No. 93, the song features contributions from Toronto rapper Nav. With a song title referencing a certain pop star who appeared on Scott’s last album, its music video debuted on YouTube two weeks ago, logging nearly 10 million plays there to date.
Curiously, the most successful single off of Birds In The Trap Sing Mcknight disappeared off the Hot 100 in this frame. Just last week, “Pick Up The Phone” had held the No. 65 spot, but that proved to be the end of its 20 week run–at least for now. The song also appears on Young Thug’s commercial mixtape Jeffery, which peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 last September. The RIAA certified “Pick Up The Phone” with a gold award back in October, Scott’s first single to receive certification since 2015’s double-platinum “Antidote.”
In recent months, Scott appeared on singles from other hip-hop artists including Kid Cudi’s “Baptized In Fire” and Juicy J’s “No English.” He featured on Gucci Mane’s “Last Time,” a track off the Atlanta rapper’s latest project The Return Of East Atlanta Santa. After three weeks, the song currently sits at No. 50 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
As his singles continue to prompt streams, it seems highly likely that Birds In The Trap Sing Mcknight will reach RIAA gold status this year. Its 2015 predecessor, Rodeo, did so within thirteen months of release. Scott’s forthcoming third studio album, tentatively titled AstroWorld, is expected to release sometime in 2017. Last week, he premiered new material believed to be from that new record via his Snapchat.