Travis Scott’s ‘Franchise’ Debuts Atop Hot 100, Scoring M.I.A. Her First No. 1 Single

    Travis Scott‘s ‘Franchise’, his new single featuring Young Thug and M.I.A., has debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It marks M.I.A.’s first No. 1 single and her fourth entry into the Hot 100, following ‘Paper Planes’ (No. 4) in 2008, ‘O… Saya’  (No. 93) in 2009, and ‘Give Me All Your Luvin’ (No. 10) in 2012.

    ‘Franchise’ is also Young Thug’s second No. 1 single, the first one being 2012’s ‘So Much Fun’. Scott has already had three songs peaking at the No. 1 spot within a year – following last October’s ‘Highest In The Room’ and his Kid Cudi collaboration ‘The Scotts’ (which also gave Cudi his first No. 1) – thus setting a new record for the fastest accumulation of No. 1 debuts in the chart’s history.

    Having launched with 19.4 million US streams, 98,000 copies sold, and 10.6 million radio impressions in its first week, ‘Franchise’ is the 44th single to debut at No. 1 in the history of the Hot 100, and the ninth to do so this year.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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