As both a featured artist and as part of the hip-hop trio Migos, Quavo was a commanding presence on 2017′s Billboard singles charts.
With 2018 only a few days old, the Atlanta rapper has already outdone himself, taking a whopping eleven spots on the Hot 100.
Seven of these are brand new entries, derived from his Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho commercial mixtape with rapper Travis Scott. The highest charting of these is “Eye 2 Eye,” a track that features Migos’ Takeoff, debuting at No. 65. “Modern Slavery” comes in at No. 68, with “Black & Chinese” at No. 71 and “Dubai S***” with Migos’ Offset at No. 83. The remaining three–”Huncho Jack,” “Motorcycle Patches” and “Saint”–took the No. 87, No. 90 and No. 92 spots. The overall thirteen song project debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart in its opening frame.
Though the Huncho Jack tracks comprise the bulk of Quavo’s chart appearances, it is with Migos that he achieves his biggest successes of the week. At No. 7 after peaking late last year one spot higher, “MotorSport” marks the group’s second Top 10 hit, the first being the ubiquitous and chart-topping smash “Bad & Boujee.” Notably, “MotorSport” benefits from guest verses by hitmakers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj.
More than a few slots below at No. 22, Migos returns as guests of Atlanta trap godfather Gucci Mane on “I Get The Bag,” now in its nineteenth week on the Hot 100.
Taken from Control the Streets Volume 1, a Quality Control Music compilation largely populated by Migos members in various configurations with labelmates and guests, “Ice Tray” pairs Quavo with rapper Lil Yachty. Now in its second week on the Hot 100, it inches up two slots to a new peak at No. 80.
Produced by Pharrell Williams, Migos “Stir Fry” debuts at No. 94. Like the aforementioned “MotorSport,” it is expected to appear on Culture II, the sequel to the group’s RIAA platinum certified 2017 album Culture. The latter project has yielded four RIAA sales awards thus far, including a quadruple-platinum plaque for “Bad And Boujee,” while “MotorSport” quickly went gold last month.
With Culture II rumored to drop soon, Quavo may run up additional Hot 100 appearances and RIAA certifications in the near future. Still, the success of Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho lends further commercial credence to calls for Quavo to put out a solo album. Throughout 2017, he certainly proved his worth on other people’s tracks, including multi-platinum hits like DJ Khaled’s ”I’m The One” and Post Malone’s “Congratulations.”
Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho marks Travis Scott’s third consecutive full-length to reach the upper reaches of the Billboard 200. His major label debut Rodeo peaked at No. 3, while 2016′s Birds In The Trap Sing McKnightdebuted at No. 1. Both albums achieved RIAA platinum certification last summer. Scott also appears at No. 41 on this week’s Hot 100 as a featured artist on R&B singer Miguel’s “Sky Walker.”
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