It may be Travis Scott’s birthday, but the rapper flipped the roles by giving fans a gift on Thursday (April 30) with a full, last chance restock of his “Astronomical” capsule.
In addition to the Cactus Jack and Fortnite merch, The Scotts Vol. I – III is also up for grabs in vinyl and cassette tape form.
The “Astronomical” capsule includes everything fans love from Trav merch: fun, spacey designs on hoodies, tees, long sleeve crewnecks, bags, blankets caps and beanies. Plus, action figures, Nerf guns, lunchboxes and Fortnite-friendly keyboards and thumbs grips are novelties available for purchase.
Make sure to grab your favorite pieces now, because at midnight, it will all be gone forever.
Check out the full capsule here.
HKT48 blasts in at No. 1 on the latest Billboard Japan Hot 100 with “3-2″ (pronounced “san hiku ni,” meaning “three minus two” in English), the group’s first release since central member Rino Sashihara left.
The single sold 172,981 copies in its first week, taking the top spot, fueled by physical sales (No. 1) while also coming in at No. 12 for look-ups and No. 13 for Twitter mentions on the chart dated April 20 to 26.
While Official HIGE DANdism’s songs take up half of the top 10 this week, the band’s latest single, “Parabola,” drops to No. 9 after peaking at No. 6 last week. Still, the track continues to perform well in a number of metrics, coming in at No. 2 for radio airplay, and No. 7 for streaming and downloads. The piano pop band released the music video for the song Monday (April 27), so it could rise again in the coming weeks.
Two acts with similar origins have entered the top 10 this week: Yorushika’s “Hana ni bourei” at No. 6 and YOASOBI’s “Yoru ni kakeru” at No. 8. Both groups have members who started their careers in the rising J-pop “Internet scene.”
Yorushika’s “Hana ni bourei” is the theme of the upcoming animated movie Nakitai watashi wa neko wo kaburu. The music video featuring clips from the film generated publicity, and the track debuted at No. 6 after coming in at No. 1 for radio, No. 3 for downloads, No. 19 for video views, No. 23 for Twitter, and No. 26 for streaming. Yorushika’s previous releases, “Tada kimi ni hare” and “Dakara boku wa ongaku wo yameta,” are also performing well in streaming, and the group could become this year’s next breakout act.
YOASOBI is a duo that creates music and videos based on stories, and “Yoru ni kakeru” was released last November as its debut single. The track has expanded the unit’s fanbase through streaming and video, and the song comes in at No. 8 for those metrics, No. 29 for downloads and No. 40 for Twitter. The track breaks into the top 10 after six weeks on the chart. YOASOBI is set to release its next single called “Harujion” in May and is also an act to keep an eye on.
The Billboard Japan Hot 100 combines physical and digital sales, radio airplay, Twitter mentions, YouTube and GYAO! video views, Gracenote look-ups, audio streams from Amazon Music Unlimited, Apple Music, AWA, Google Play Music, KKBOX, LINE MUSIC, Rakuten Music, RecMusic provided by Gfk Japan, dHits, Uta Pass and Spotify, plus karaoke data from Daiichikosho and XING (excluded until further notice).
Billboard Japan Hot 100 Top 10 (dated April 20 to 26)
1. [-] 3-2 / HKT48 (172,981 copies / none / none)
2.  I LOVE… / Official HIGE DANdism (1,253 copies / 15,028 downloads / 5,856,967 streams)
3.  Pretender / Official HIGE DANdism (none / 10,781 downloads / 4,928,280 streams)
4.  Gurenge / LiSA (1,032 copies / 15,437 downloads / 3,711,746 streams)
5.  Hakujitsu / King Gnu (none / 9,948 downloads / 4,254,640 streams)
6. [-] Hana ni bourei / Yorushika (none / 12,839 downloads / 1,517,051 streams)
7.  Shukumei / Official HIGE DANdism (none / 5,465 downloads / 3,181,660 streams)
8.  Yoru ni kakeru / YOASOBI (none / 2,841 downloads / 2,851,740 streams)
9.  Parabola / Official HIGE DANdism (none / 9,716 downloads / 2,922,940 streams)
10.  Yesterday / Official HIGE DANdism (none / 2,452 downloads / 2,953,024 streams)
[ ]: Position last week
( ): Physical sales / downloads / streams (Top 50 only)
Self-sabotage is something a lot of people can relate to during quarantine. So pop artist Chaz Cardigan is here to talk himself out of tearing himself down.
On Thursday (April 30), Cardigan unveiled his new single “S.O.S,” an infectious pop-rock track that sees the singer confronting himself over his tendency to get in his own head. “I wanna get over it/ And not pull the same old shit,” he croons “But I’ve got a way of getting in my way/ I wanna get over it.”
Since going into quarantine, Cardigan has kept himself busy: Along with releasing new music and new videos, the singer starred in his very own livestreamed, hourlong concert.
Check out Cardigan’s “S.O.S” below:
Kygo boasts the third-most top 10s dating to the chart’s January 2013 inception, after The Chainsmokers (19) and Calvin Harris (18).
Continuing an impressive run, “Freedom” is the Norwegian DJ/producer’s third top 10 debut in four weeks, following “I’ll Wait,” with Sasha Sloan (No. 5, April 18), and “Like It Is,” with Zara Larsson and Tyga (No. 5, April 11). The newest track earned 2.3 million U.S. streams and sold 4,000 downloads in the tracking week ending April 23, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. Concurrently, “Freedom” flies in at No. 2 on Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales.
Shifting to Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Afrojack jumps 11-5 for his 10th top 10 with “All Night,” featuring Ally Brooke, who achieves her first as a soloist; Fifth Harmony, with Brooke as a member, notched two in 2015-16. The track also ascends 47-36 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, driven by 220,000 streams.
Two other acts reach the Dance/Mix Show Airplay top 10. Anabel Englund earns her first top 10 on any Billboard chart with “So Hot” (12-7), while Lodato logs his second on the survey with “Good” (17-8), following the No. 1 “Home” in November.
Jack Gilinsky hosted a Billboard Live At-Home performance Thursday (April 30) to raise money for Meals on Wheels America, which delivers meals to senior citizens.
Gilinsky first got his six seconds of fame on the now-defunct Vine app with his childhood friend Jack Johnson, as the two later transformed their social-media success into a flourishing musical career as Jack & Jack. After the duo released their debut album, A Good Friend Is Nice, early last year, the 23-year-old artist went on to release his first solo single two weeks ago titled “My Love” featuring Don Toliver.
“This song is about really loving someone so much that no matter what they do to you, you’ll always come back to them because that’s the love of your love,” he said during his half-hour set. “But at the same time, there’s this feeling of self-love.”
Gilinsky tuned two different acoustic guitars for this concert, one for “My Love” and one for his cover of Snow Patrol’s top five Billboard Hot 100 hit “Chasing Cars,” which he lauded as one of his favorite songs despite one fan commenting, “Grey’s Anatomy ruined this song” for placing it during multiple heart-wrenching death scenes.
“That song honestly gets me through a lot of hard times, and the reason why I picked this song is because obviously the world and America and everybody watching from any country right now is affected by this pandemic. And I think it’s really important that we come together,” Gilinsky said in his defense. “And I feel like a song like that really brings people together.”
Watch Gilinsky’s whole Billboard Live At-Home performance below, and donate to Meals on Wheels America here.