Chart Check [Hot 100]: Travis Scott & Kid Cudi Make History As ‘The Scotts’ Debuts at #1

Published: Tuesday 5th May 2020 by Rashad

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

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  1. Only Facts May 5, 2020

    Katy Perry’s new song “smile” featuring P Diddy leaked and all I’m saying is…her career is dead. It’s trying to be “this is how we do” part ✌🏽. Katy is such a flop now and it’s sad. Why does she realize she needs to stop working with Zedd and Charlie South?! They haven’t given her any type of chart success. Sigh. THE SONG SUCKS

    • Hologram May 5, 2020

      Your fave Normani music is boring and trash. Dont you dare come after Katy. 🤬

    • C**-ila May 6, 2020

      They did what the carters couldn’t! I’ve seen a lot of folks here defending them and saying they were a new hip hop group so according to that theory The Scotts are a new group as well and got a #1 out of nowhere.
      I don’t like Travis’ music but he’s winning 🤫

  2. Section8DaGreat May 5, 2020

    REALLY BIH? This boring trash is debuting at #1 these days? Anybody could have made this nonsense. I can’t…

    • ApeShit May 5, 2020

      Right 🥱😴

  3. Brandon32 May 5, 2020

    Get off of Normani d*** ,d*** face 🖕 Katy Perry is trash and wash up

    • Normani the Flop Whisperer May 5, 2020

      You are exactly describing your fave Normanly

  4. Rashad May 6, 2020

    Tik Tok and streaming is messing up the charts. This is forgettable and not worthy of the #1. Say So or Dua should have got it

  5. Jigglypuff May 7, 2020

    Öne of worst no.1s ever behind Lil shitt x , Harlem sheik, bom bom pov

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