Concert Reports


Travis Scott

04/12/2017, Santa Barbara Bowl

Travis Scott’s Bird’s Eye View tour in support of his chart-topping album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight , kicked off on April 12 with a performance at the Santa Barbara Bowl, before Scott heads further south along the California coast for the two weekends of Coachella. The tour picks up again on April 27 with a show in Wallingford, CT before wrapping up with a performance at Bonnaroo on June 11.


All Photos : Amanda Peacock                 


Travis Scott claims his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his new effort, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, debuts straight in at No. 1. The set, which was released on Sept. 2 through Grand Hustle/Epic Records, earned 88,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Sept. 8, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 53,000 were in traditional album sales.


The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the U.S. based on multi-metric consumption, which includes traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA). The new Sept. 24-dated chart (where Scott bows at No. 1) will be posted in full to Billboard’s websites on Tuesday, Sept. 13.


Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight is exclusively available through the Apple Music streaming service, and the iTunes Store for purchase. It’s the fifth album to hit No. 1 in 2016 initially as an Apple and iTunes exclusive, following Frank Ocean’s Blonde, DJ Khaled’s Major Key, Drake’s Views and Future’s Evol. (Scott, Khaled and Future also share the same label: Epic Records.)


The songs on Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight generated 50.2 million streams during its first tracking week, equating to 33,000 SEA units. The remainder of the album’s total units for the week were generated by track equivalent albums (TEA) — just 2,000 units. The TEA number is low because only one of the album’s songs is available or purchase a la carte from the album.


Scott’s new album follows his debut effort, Rodeo, which peaked at No. 3 on the tally in 2015. Rodeo launched with 85,000 units (70,000 in pure album sales).



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