Travis Scott‘s new single “Highest in the Room” has officially become the highest on the chart. On Monday (October 14), Billboard announced that the tune has debuted at the top of its Hot 100 chart. It’s his second No. 1 single following the Drake-assisted “Sicko Mode” that appeared on last year’s Astroworld. So while he gets his second leading single, “Highest in the Room” becomes his first to debut at the top spot. Suddenly, the name of the song is all the more fitting.
Earlier this month, Travis released a wacky video for “Highest in the Room” that featured many striking images — his face floating in a sea of other heads, a hyper-realistic brawl with a robot in a decaying building, and his mouth stuffed with fish hooks. Maybe the ridiculously built world of the visual played into the fascination with the song that’s got it to this achievement. There’s also the fact that it’s Travis at his mellowest stage yet, bringing a relaxing growl into his repertoire unlike the explosive and carnivalesque bellowing of Astroworld.