It looks like 2020 is already proving to be a good year for Travis Scott as his ‘Jackboys’ album debuted at No. 1 on the Rolling Stone chart with 167,200 album-equivalent units, according to Variety. ‘Jackboys’ is not your usual album as it is considered a “compilation album” which consists of Scott and fellow rappers, Don Toliver, Luxury Tax 50, and Sheck Wes who have signed up in a joint deal with GOOD Music.
‘Jackboys’ has also taken the No. 1 slot on the Billboard charts with a few of the previous chart-takers being Christmas albums. The compilation released on December 27 and the project features seven tracks; regarded as more of a merch bundle than an album.
Although most of the ‘Jackboys’ project’s action came from its 81 million song streams, it also racked up 101,600 in album sales, thanks in part to bundling that paired the full collection with Scott’s merch items.
Song sales were a modest 8,400. Meanwhile, Roddy Ricch’s debut studio album ‘Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial’ moved back up to No. 2 with 74,200 album units on Rolling Stone’s songs chart. Ricch’s ‘The Box’ now officially tops with 32.2 million song streams.
The song ‘Gang Gang’ features Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, Luxury Tax 50 and Cactus Jack, and the first track implements a 50-second instrumental and a remix to his recent hit single, ‘Highest in the Room,’ which features Rosalía and Lil Baby. There are two Don Toliver songs and one Sheck Wes song, plus a verse from Luxury Tax 50.
An additional worthy mention includes Pop Smoke in the song ‘Gatti’. Each song consists of a unique blend of alternative hip-hop and trap music, with the videos appearing almost in a promotional cinematic light.
Coupled with the lyrics, one could equate the entire compilation and their videos as a form of storytelling while Travis Scott pushes his joined labelmates into the spotlight.
The top ten lists Post Malone’s ‘Hollywood’s Bleeding’ with 65,200 album units, Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ (56,200), Billie Eilish’s debut ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’ (48,100), Disney’s ‘Frozen II’ OST (44,600), DaBaby (39,800), Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ (32,200) and Summer Walker (28,700).