Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode” Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Following Skrillex Remix
Published on December 5, 2018
Skrillex gave Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" the boost it needed to get to the top.
Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" serves as a case study demonstrating how remixes expose music to new audiences. Skrillex's bass-heavy remix of the track appears to have catapulted it to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart.
"Sicko Mode" debuted at No. 4 back in August, and spent four non-consecutive weeks in the No. 2 spot. Aside from being reimagined by Skrillex (real name Sonny Moore), the track may also have gotten a boost when Scott implored his sold-out audience at Madison Square Gardens to help him push the track to No. 1.
After cutting his teeth in hip-hop handling production work with a group called The Classmates, Scott released his first studio-length album, Owl Pharaoh, in 2012. Astroworld helped him achieve A-list status; the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart back in August of this year.
Stream or download Skrillex's remix of "Sicko Mode" by Travis Scott across platforms here.