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Travis Scott Replaces Himself at No. 1 On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Travis Scott ft. Drake, "SICKO MODE"
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Travis Scott ft. Drake, "SICKO MODE"

The rapper becomes just the 13th artist to do so in the chart’s 60-year history.

Travis Scott replaces himself at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Nov. 3) as “Sicko Mode” darts 4-1 to dethrone Kodak Black’s “Zeze,” featuring Scott and Offset.

“Mode” rallies after the Oct. 19 arrival of its official music video, which helps the tune climb to No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs through 38.5 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Oct. 25, according to Nielsen Music, a 41 percent gain. The song also lifts 5-4 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, with 14,000 downloads in the same window.

Radio continues to embrace the track as it advances to the runner-up spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Its 6-2 push comes with a 21 percent surge to 28.5 million in audience in the week ending Oct. 28, per Nielsen Music.

As "Mode" supplants "Zeze" on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, the exchange makes Scott the 13th act to log consecutive No. 1s since the chart began on Oct. 20, 1958.

Here’s a full rundown of artists who have successfully pulled the switch, including an unprecedented four by Drake.

Dinah Washington, July 25, 1960:
“A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love),” with Brook Benton replaced by “This Bitter Earth”

Freddie Jackson, Nov. 15, 1986:
“A Little Bit More,” with Melba Moore replaced by “Tasty Love”

Nelly, Aug. 24, 2002:
“Hot in Herre” replaced by “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland

JAY-Z, Aug. 16, 2003:
“Crazy in Love” (Beyonce featuring JAY-Z) replaced by “Frontin’” (Pharrell featuring JAY-Z)

50 Cent, April 16, 2005:
“Candy Shop,” featuring Olivia replaced by “Hate It or Love It” (The Game featuring 50 Cent)

Alicia Keys, Jan. 5, 2008:
“No One” replaced by “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”

Drake, Feb. 26, 2011:
“Fall for Your Type” (Jamie Foxx featuring Drake) replaced by “Moment 4 Life” (Nicki Minaj featuring Drake)

Lil Wayne, July 26, 2011:
“Motivation” (Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne) replaced by “I’m on One” (DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)

Drake, Feb. 25, 2012:
“Make Me Proud,” featuring Nicki Minaj replaced by “The Motto,” featuring Lil Wayne

2 Chainz, Aug. 18, 2012:
“Mercy,” with Kanye West, Big Sean & Pusha T replaced by “No Lie,” featuring Drake

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, May 4, 2013:
“Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz replaced by “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton

The Weeknd, Oct. 3, 2015:
“Can’t Feel My Face” replaced by “The Hills”

Drake, Feb. 20, 2016:
“Work” (Rihanna featuring Drake) replaced by “Summer Sixteen”

DJ Khaled, July 29, 2017:
“I’m The One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne replaced by “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

Drake, April 21, 2018:
“God’s Plan” replaced by “Nice for What”

Drake, July 21, 2018:
“Nice for What” replaced by “In My Feelings”

Travis Scott, Nov. 3, 2018:
“ZEZE” (Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott & Offset) replaced by “Sicko Mode”

Elsewhere, “Mode” tops Rap Airplay for the first time as it climbs 2-1 through a 16 percent gain in audience in the week ending Oct. 28. The track wins a second term at No. 1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, with a 6 percent bump in plays in the same period.