Travis Scott Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Leader With ‘Sicko Mode’
“Just super-thankful to all the fans and supporters,” Scott tells Billboard.
Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 8) after two consecutive, and four total, weeks at No. 2, marking the rapper’s first leader on the list. The song features contributions from Drake and Skrillex, among others.
“I don’t know how I’m writing this right now … it’s so many emotions. Just super-thankful to all the fans and supporters,” Scott reacted in statement to Billboard. “Me and Drake been working to make something so crazy for the kids. It’s dope that one of our illest collaborations just went No. 1. I just want to thank him and the whole OVO fam for everything. And love to Skrillex!”
Did the “Sicko Mode” lyrics and meaning make for a nice metaphor for hard work leading to success? “Yes, definitely,” Scott says. “The whole idea when we made the song was to go ‘sicko mode’ … and what’s more sicko mode than going No. 1?!”
“Sicko” dethrones Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next,” which led the Hot 100 for its first three weeks on the chart. “Next” could return to No. 1 on next week’s chart following the Friday, Nov. 30, arrival of its retro-2000s-themed, cameo-infused official video.
Plus, Panic! at the Disco notches its first top five Hot 100 hit, as “High Hopes” pushes 6-5.