Trippie Redd Leads Elite 100 Pack; Jason Aldean Rises To No. 3

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Trippie Redd performs on stage during Wireless Festival 2019 on July 06, 2019 in London, England.

Anyone who has been paying attention knows Trippie Redd has amassed a huge online audience, so it should be no surprise that the rapper’s latest project propelled him to the top of the Elite 100 Artists chart for the week ending Nov. 28.

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Trippie Redd dropped A Love Letter To You 4 on Nov. 22 and he earned 155 million on-demand streams for the week, blowing out pretty much everyone else on the chart in that category except Post Malone, who logged 126 million for himself. Trippie Redd also sold 13,700 albums on the week and 6,700 songs, but it was on-demand streams that pushed him to the top. His total album unit count for the week was 129,100.

This year alone Trippie Redd is reporting substantial headline business, having grossed $73,900 on 1,414 tickets at H-E-B Performance Hall At The Tobin Center in San Antonio April 19. He also grossed $71,300 on 1,747 tickets at Marathon Music Works in Nashville Jan. 27.

At one point he was opening for Travis Scott on the “Astroworld: Wish You Were Here” tour, but according to Complex he decided to drop out of that role because the setup times for Scott’s complex production frequently cut into the opener’s set.

Trippie Redd is already scheduled to play at Rolling Loud Los Angeles at Banc Of California Stadium Dec. 14, and he has headline dates in January and February.

Jason Aldean came in at No. 3 for the week after the release of his latest album, 9. He led the chart in album sales with 62,600 and also added 18,300 song sales and 36.8 million on-demand streams.

Aldean has a ton of dates planned into 2020, starting with a three-night stand at Park Theater at Park MGM Dec. 6-8. Those shows mark the first time Aldean has done a headline run in Vegas since a gunman killed 58 people during his set at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in 2017.

In 2020 Aldean is slated to play Luke Bryan’s Crash My Playa and headlining arenas like Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; JQH Arena in Springfield, Mo.; and Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. His live numbers this year are impressive, as he has reported grosses of more than $1 million in Gilford, N.H.; Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md.; and Uncasville, Conn.

Further down the list, YNW Melly comes in at No. 8 after the release of Melly Vs. Melvin. His strongest metric by a mile was streams, with 87.6 million for the week. YNW previously made noise on the chart in March, when he logged more than 100 million streams in a week.

Arizona Zervas enters the chart at No. 59, and he doesn’t have any particularly new music out, his stuff just seems to be catching on in a big way. His biggest song, Roxanne, has earned more than 127 million on-demand streams on Spotify since its release Oct. 10 and more than 26 million YouTube.

Beck came in at No. 85 after the Nov. 22 release of Hyperspace. His strongest metric for the week was album sales, with 12,900.

Next week’s chart will include data for new releases from Prince (posthumous), Robbie Williams, The Game, Fabolous, and Rittz.

Also, be on the lookout for new music from The Who, Mary J. Blige, Iggy Azalea, Blueface, XXXTentacion (posthumous), Fat Joe, Roddy Rich, Jack Peñate, and The Comet Is Coming.