Not even three weeks after That Grape Juice published a nod to the elite list of songs that have debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 (click here to read), serial hitmaker Travis Scott and Kid Cudi add their duet, ‘The Scotts,’ to the table.
Given a major boost as it premiered during Fortnite’s “Astronomical” virtual concert, the tune – which marks Scott’s third reign and Cudi’s first overall – unseated chart champion The Weeknd thanks to an impressive mix of streams, digital downloads, and radio airplay.
‘”The Scotts” likewise launches at No. 1…with 42.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending April 30, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
It also bows at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, with 67,000 downloads sold in the same span (helped by 15 physical configurations available during the tracking week in Scott’s official webstore, where consumers could purchase it on CD, cassette or vinyl along with a digital download; the download would be sent to consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive in six or more weeks)
“The Scotts” additionally drew 5.5 million in all-format radio airplay audience in the week…’
Curious to see who joins the duo in the top 25? Look inside to see on this week’s ‘Chart Check: Hot 100.’
As Billboard reported here, ‘The Scotts’ apex entry on the Hot 100 was accompanied by quite the unique historic achievement.
In addition to making Scott only the sixth artist in history to nab multiple chart-topping debuts on the tally (only Drake, Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, and Justin Bieber before him), the Take a Daytrip-produced cut is the first song featuring the artists’ name in the title to premiere at #1.
Hot 100 This Week
While Scott & Kudi’s duet is the only tune in history featuring the artist name in its title to have debuted at #1, look below to see the full list of hits that almost met that criteria by at least reaching the chart’s summit.
- “The Scotts,” The Scotts, Travis Scott & Kid Cudi, debuted at #1 in 2020
- “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” Soulja Boy Tell’em, reached #1 in 2007
- “Ice Ice Baby,” Vanilla Ice, reached #1 in 1990
- “Human,” Human League, reached #1 in 1986
- “Medley: Intro Venus/Sugar Sugar/No Reply/I’ll Be Back/Drive My Car/Do You Want to Know a Secret/We Can Work It Out/I Should Have Known Better/Nowhere Man/You’re Going to Lose That Girl/Stars on 45,” Stars on 45, reached #1 in 1981
- “Love’s Theme,” Love Unlimited Orchestra, reached #1 in 1974
- “Hey Paula,” Paul and Paula, reached #1 in 1963
- “The Chipmunk Song,” The Chipmunks with David Seville, reached #1 in 1958-59