Travis Scott led Jackboys Debuts at Number 1 on Billboard 200
With the departure of the Christmas albums from the Billboard 200, musicians are starting to climb their way back up. The Travis Scott led Jackboys project debuts at number 1 on the top albums chart. This is a seven track album that was released on December 27th via Cactus Jack/Epic Records. Furthermore, the album launches with 154,000 equivalent album units earned in the United States for its first week. These numbers are according to Nielsen Music. Additionally, they are reported that of that sum, 79,000 were in album sales, mostly driven by different merchandise/album bundles sold via the Jackboys online store. The group is comprised of Travis Scott, Chase B, Sheck Wes, and Don Toliver.
Especially relevant, the Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption. Additionally, these units are measured through three categories. Album sales, track equivalent albums, and streaming equivalent albums. It should be worth mentioning that the Travis Scott led set took advantage of a slow week on the chart, as it is the only album released that day to debut within the top 40 of the chart.
The brief album consists of seven tracks, six songs and one instrumental. Additionally, the overall playtime is only over 21 minutes in length. Of the 154,000 units moved, 79,000 were in album sales. Streaming equivalent albums came in at 74,000 which equates to 97.1 million on-demand audio streams. Track equivalent came in equal to 1,000 units.
Perhaps most noteworthy, of the tracks mentioned, Jackboys sports a remix of Travis Scott’s solo single “Highest in the Room”. This remix features Rosalia and Lil Baby. As the charts begin to normalize it should be interesting to see how the project fairs moving forward compared to other releases.