Travis Scott Snags First Streaming Songs No. 1 as Lead Artist With 'Sicko Mode'

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Travis Scott

The rapper had previously attained the top spot as a featured act on Kodak Black’s “ZEZE.”

Though it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 over a month ago, Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” had yet to be the most streamed song in the U.S. -- that is, until now.

The song ascends 8-1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart dated Jan. 12, a move pulled off by the track’s post-holidays increase in streams coupled with the freefall of holiday titles on the list.

In all, “Sicko Mode” accumulated 43.1 million streams in the week ending Jan. 3 (up 8 percent), according to Nielsen Music.

“Sicko Mode” is Scott’s first No. 1 on the chart as a lead artist and second total, following the three-week reign of Kodak Black’s “ZEZE,” featuring Scott and Offset, late last year. Previously, his best rank as a lead artist had been “Watch,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West, at No. 7 in May 2018.

The tune’s 43.1 million week is its third biggest yet, topped only by the charts dated Dec. 15 (43.3 million) and Aug. 18 (55.1 million, its release week).

“Sicko Mode” had previously ruled the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, which measures audio-only on-demand clicks, for three nonconsecutive weeks last August and September. The track is No. 3 on the latest tally.


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