Travis Scott Breaks His Own Record For Vinyl Sales

After breaking the record earlier this month, Scott broke it once again this week.

BYLavender Alexandria
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Yesterday, it was announced that Travis Scott's smash hit album UTOPIA would spend a third week at the number one spot on the Billboard 200. After dropping last month, UTOPIA became the second rap album of 2023 to hit number one on the Billboard 200. It came just a few weeks after Lil Uzi Vert's Pink Tape became the first rap album at the top spot this year, breaking up a long run at number one by Morgan Wallen. The album also ties Astroworld as Scott's longest-running number-one album.

But those aren't the only impressive feats UTOPIA has achieved. Two weeks ago, the album broke the all-time record for most vinyl sales by a rap album in a single tracking week with 55k. This week, Scott broke his own record. But he didn't just break the record, he smashed it. With an astonishing 93k sold Scott is now miles ahead of any other rapper's vinyl sales record. UTOPIA had the third biggest opening weekend of any album this year behind only new projects from Taylor Swift and Morgan Wallen.

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Travis Scott Sells 93k Vinyl Units

Travis Scott also broke another impressive record among rappers. Over the weekend he passed Drake for the most active monthly listeners on Spotify for a rapper ever. When he reached 74 million monthly listeners he became the official holder of the record. Drake could potentially take the record back if he released a new album later this year. He was also elevated to the 6th most listened-to artist on the platform in the entire world following the release of UTOPIA.

The feature-packed UTOPIA has been at the center of much rap discussion recently. The project had an incredible feature list including Beyonce, SZA, Drake, Future, Playboi Carti, Young Thug, 21 Savage, The Weeknd, Bad Bunny, Yung Lean, Kid Cudi, and more. The album was met with a mixed reception from many music critics. What do you think about Travis Scott breaking his own record for vinyl sales by a rap album? Let us know in the comment section below.

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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.