08/08/18 MBW Travis Scott's Astroworld album, which landed on Friday (August 3), is on course to sell somewhere in the region of 450k streaming equivalents in the US in this chart week, claiming the No.1 position on the Billboard 200 – while knocking Drake’s Scorpion off the top spot. Astroworld is doing so well that according to Spotify’s chart data (analyzed by MBW), its 17 tracks racked up 64.5m global streams on the platform within its first 24 hours. Bottomline: Every student in your group is aware of and most probably has streamed this very popular new album.
Who Is He
Jacques Webster, Jr. (born April 30, 1992) better known by his stage name
Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music, to be a part of its production wing Very GOOD Beats, after appearing on the label's 2012 compilation album Cruel Summer. Scott's first full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, was self-released in May 2013. This was followed with a second mixtape, titled Days Before Rodeo in August 2014. Scott's debut studio album Rodeo was released in September 2015 and was led by the hit single "Antidote", which reached the top 20 of the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His second album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight was released in September 2016.
What Are His Messages
16 of the 17 tracks on Astroworld are EXPLICIT.
What Does A Youthworker Need2Know
We have done a RE:Tuned Discussion Guide on "Butterfly Effect" the one non-EXPLICIT track on the album. This will open the door to conversations with your students and opportunity to introduce Lecrae as a good option.
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