Travis Scott Joins Mariah Carey, Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber With Third Hot 100 Debut
Travis Scott is back to # 1 in this week’s Hot 100 with another instant rule, as her new single “Franchise,” a collaboration with other talented Young Thug and MIA, launches to the top of the global tally.
“Franchise” is Scott’s fourth No.1 Hot 100 hit and his third to debut at No.1. This latest victory helps him join a club in which only the biggest and most successful names have managed to break through, as he is now only the fifth musician in history to release a trio of tracks at No. 1.
Scott got his first No.1 start on the Hot 100 less than a year ago, when his own solo venture “Highest in the Room” debuted their ranking in the penthouse. He followed that up a few months later with “The Scotts,” a joint effort with Kid Cudi. Now, just weeks before his first Instant Champion’s first birthday, he has collected a third with “Franchise.”
The first musician to land three No.1 launches on the Hot 100 was Mariah Carey, and she was alone in that accomplishment until this year. Her single “Fantasy” only became the second immediate ruler in history in 1995, and she doubled her total later that year alongside Boyz II Men with “One Sweet Day”. In 1997, she added a third with “Honey”.
Drake joined Carey in this feat earlier this year when his “Toosie Slide” smash started atop the Hot 100, joining his two previous No.1 debuts “God’s Plan” and “Nice For What”.
Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber became the third and fourth members of this exclusive collection of singers and rappers at the same time their duo “Stuck With U” opened last spring. Prior to that, Grande’s “Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings” and “What Do You Mean?” de Bieber and “I’m the One” (which was directed by DJ Khaled and which also credited Lil Wayne, Quavo and Chance the Rapper) also entered the race for No.1.
Since then, Grande has won a fourth No.1 launch with “Rain on Me,” a track she recorded with Lady Gaga. She’s the only artist to claim a quartet of chart-topping starts on the Hot 100, but she likely won’t be alone in this screening for very long.