Travis Scott Scores First HipHopMagz Hot 100 Leader: 'What's More 'Sicko Mode' Than Going No. 1?!'


“Just super-thankful to all of the followers and supporters,” Scott tells Billboard.

Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. Eight) after two consecutive, and 4 complete, weeks at No. 2, marking the rapper's first chief on the checklist. The tune options contributions from Drake and Skrillex, amongst others.

"I don't understand how I'm penning this proper now … it's so many feelings. Just super-thankful to all of the followers and supporters," Scott reacted in assertion to Billboard. "Me and Drake been working to make one thing so loopy for the children. It's dope that certainly one of our illest collaborations simply went No. 1. I simply need to thank him and the entire OVO fam for the whole lot. And like to Skrillex!"

Did the "Sicko Mode" lyrics and which means make for a pleasant metaphor for exhausting work resulting in success? "Yes, positively," Scott says. "The entire thought after we made the tune was to go 'sicko mode' … and what's extra sicko mode than going No. 1?!"

"Sicko" dethrones Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next," which led the Hot 100 for its first three weeks on the chart. "Next" may return to No. 1 on subsequent week's chart following the Friday, Nov. 30, arrival of its retro-2000s-themed, cameo-infused official video.

Plus, Panic! on the Disco notches its first prime 5 Hot 100 hit, as "High Hopes" pushes 6-5.

Let's run down the highest 10 of the latest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital gross sales information. All charts will replace on tomorrow (Dec. Four).

Scott's first No. 1: "Sicko," launched on Cactus Jack/Grand Hustle/Epic Records and the 1,080th No. 1 within the Hot 100's 60-year historical past, is Scott's first No. 1 on the chart. Along with reaching a previous No. 2 excessive with "Sicko," he reached the runner-up spot with Kodak Black's "ZEZE," that includes Scott and Offset; after peaking at No. 2 upon its Oct. 27 debut, "ZEZE" rebounds 10-7 this week.

Remix helps spark rise: Following the Nov. 28 launch of its remix with Skrillex, "Sicko" tops the Hot 100 in its 17th week on the chart. The observe rises Four-2 on the Streaming Songs checklist with 37.2 million U.S. streams, up 1 %, within the week ending Nov. 29, in response to Nielsen Music. It costs 6-2 on Digital Song Sales with 24,000 downloads bought, up 35 %, in the identical span, good for the Hot 100's prime Sales Gainer award. On Radio Songs, "Sicko" is regular at No. Eight with a 5 % achieve to 65.1 million in all-format airplay viewers within the week ending Dec. 2.

Solo mode: Scott is the only real credited artist on "Sicko," though Drake's vocals are prominently featured (and he’s formally billed on the tune's video; plus, Skrillex doesn’t obtain chart credit score, with complete exercise for the remix not outweighing that of the unique model).

Also on the observe, however not receiving official billing, are Swae Lee and, a pattern, late rapper Big Hawk. "Sicko" moreover samples "Gimme the Loot," initially carried out by The Notorious B.I.G., and interpolates Luke's "I Wanna Rock," the latter of which hit No. Eight on Hot Rap Songs, No. 39 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 73 on the Hot 100 in 1992.

Notably, certainly one of Drake's yearly-record 12 Hot 100 prime 10s in 2018 sports activities vocals from an artist that isn’t credited on it: "Emotionless" (No. Eight debut and peak in July), which samples Mariah Carey's three-week 1991 No. 1 "Emotions." As for different such pretty latest examples, in 2016, Coldplay hit No. 25 with "Hymn for the Weekend," on which Beyoncé will not be credited regardless of offering vocals, whereas, in 2013, Avicii soared to No. Four with "Wake Me Up!," sung by an unbilled Aloe Blacc.

The observe was seemingly extra outstanding in prior many years, when artists, writers and producers would lend their abilities to songs extra casually (with authorized and label involvement, since elevated, additionally at all times taking part in an element in billings). In the early-to-mid-'90s, a number of No. 1s led with notable uncredited vocalists, together with Madonna's "Take a Bow" (Babyface), Carey's "I'll Be There" (Trey Lorenz) and Tommy Page's "I'll Be Your Everything" (members of New Kids on the Block).

No. 1 tune & album: As "Sicko" guidelines the Hot 100, guardian album Astroworld surges 7-1 on the Billboard 200 for a 3rd complete week on prime; the set led the Billboard 200 for its first two weeks on the survey (Aug. 18 and 25). Scott is the third artist to prime each tallies concurrently in 2018, after Drake, for 5 weeks, and Camila Cabello (one). (In 2017, Ed Sheeran and Kendrick Lamar achieved the feat, for 2 weeks and one week, respectively).

Ruling R&B/hip-hop & rap: "Sicko" posts a sixth week at No. 1 on each the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. The observe is Scott's second No. 1 on every survey, and first in a lead position; it halted his first reign, with "ZEZE," which led every checklist dated Oct. 27.

"Sicko" narrowly defeats Grande's "Thank U, Next" atop the recent 100, as the previous features by 5 % in general exercise and the latter descends by 5 %. Still, "Next" tops Streaming Songs for a fourth week (42.5 million, down three %). It falls Four-5 on Digital Song Sales (18,000, down 23 %) and zooms 36-23 on Radio Songs (39.5 million, up 25 %), claiming the Hot 100's prime Airplay Gainer title.

"Next," which debuted as Grande's first Hot 100 No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. 17, may return to the Hot 100 summit subsequent week, as its new official clip broke 24-hour views data on YouTube and Vevo following its premiere Nov. 30 (the primary day of the streaming and gross sales monitoring week feeding subsequent week's charts).

Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" holds at its No. three Hot 100 excessive, because it tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for an 11th week, and Halsey's "Without Me" is regular at its No. Four Hot 100 peak, whereas main Digital Song Sales for a second body (29,000, down 22 %).

Panic! on the Disco achieves its first prime 5 Hot 100 hit, as "High Hopes" rises 6-5. (In the act's sole prior go to to the highest 10, with debut entry "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," it reached No. 7 in 2006.) "Hopes" spends a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (113.Eight million, up 7 %), because it turns into Panic's first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, whereas main the Alternative Songs airplay rating for a fourth body. "Hopes" guidelines Hot Rock Songs for a fifth week.

Sheck Wes' debut hit "Mo Bamba" hits a brand new Hot 100 excessive, lifting 7-6, and (under "ZEZE" at No. 7) Lil Baby and Gunna's "Drip Too Hard" rises 9-Eight, after peaking at No. Four.

Maroon 5's former seven-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Girls Like You," that includes Cardi B, drops Eight-9. The tune logs a 26th week within the prime 10, turning into simply the 12th single within the chart's archives to succeed in the six-month milestone (and Maroon 5 and Cardi B's first every); it's the primary since Drake's "God's Plan," which spent its 26th and final week within the area on July 28. Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" holds the file with 33 weeks within the prime 10 in 2017.

Rounding out the Hot 100's prime 10, Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" falls 5-10, after reaching No. 2.

Just under the Hot 100's prime 10, Mariah Carey's 1994 vacation traditional "All I Want for Christmas Is You" zooms 29-14 because the chart's prime Streaming Gainer, because it jingles 30-Eight on Streaming Songs (22 million, up 53 %). The tune hit the Hot 100's prime 10 for the primary time final vacation season, reaching No. 9.

Find out extra Hot 100 information on this week, and, for all chart information, you possibly can pay attention (and subscribe) to Billboard's Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast and observe @billboard and @billboardcharts. And once more, remember to go to tomorrow (Dec. Four), when all charts, together with the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The subsequent difficulty of Billboard journal is on sale Friday (Dec. 7).