A week after the Astroworld Festival, Travis Scott’s flagship album saw its sales increase.
Now, in the wake of the tragedy that took place in Houston last weekend, a counterintuitive trend is taking place as Scott’s Astromonde should once again beat the Top 40 in the Billboard 200 charts as Hits Daily Double reports the album would rise to No. 38 – an increase of 12 slots – selling just under 15,000 units equivalent to an album with a total of 14,666, with 617 representing pure album sales. Using rough calculations, the tracks on the album have been aired at least 17 million times since the Astroworld festival – and that’s the lowest estimate possible.
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In all likelihood, the events at Astroworld likely sparked interest in Scott’s catalog. Other theories could also attribute the increase to a legion of fans trying to fight calls for “mute” Travis Scott, especially on platforms like TikTok.
All the while, their fandom is unlikely to be able to save Scott from the onslaught of lawsuits already launched against the Houston artist and promoter of Astroworld Live Nation. According to new reports, mostly asking for payment for damages suffered.
“The deadly crowd wave and its aftermath unfolded right in front of Webster and [Aubrey] Graham. Nonetheless, they continued their performance as medical staff struggled to reach the many unconscious and injured spectators, ”reads a lawsuit by a festival-goer, who also names Drake as the accused.
The plaintiff, Niaara Goods, seeks $ 1 million in damages.