Travis Scott Makes History as First Artist Ever to Have 3 No. 1 Hits in a Year

Dylan Henson

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 08: Travis Scott performs on day 2 of Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park on July 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns)

If you needed another reminder of Travis Scott's pop culture dominance, the Houston artist's latest single "Franchise" featuring Young Thug and M.I.A. just landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

It's the third time in less than a year that La Flame has earned the top spot, the only artist ever to do so. Overall, Travis has four chart-topping tracks, and Thugger and M.I.A. have two and one respectively.

Monday afternoon found Travis turning all the way up on the timelines of his 9.4 million Twitter followers. "AFTER THIS TWEET IMMA THROW MY PHONE," he wrote. "IM TURNT. F**K I LOVE YALL SO MUCH. THIS SONG MAKE WE WANNA JUST RUN THREW A WALL AND PUKE."

He then departed to "COOK UP AND BUILD THESE WALLS FOR UTOPIA," the likely title of his upcoming album. 

Racking up 19.4 million U.S. streams during its debut week, according to Billboard, "Franchise" helped Travis surpass Ariana Grande, who previously held the record for the quickest gathering of chart-topping hits at one year and four months. 

This past weekend, Travis recounted his time as a ballboy for the Houston Rockets on Jimmy Kimmel Live!. As a junior or senior in high school, he was able to meet both Carmelo Anthony and Kobe Bryant.

"We wasn’t too much of a star-studded team at that time," Scott said near the 4:50 mark. "We weren’t supposed to talk to star athletes, so one day, Melo gave me his headband, signed his headband. Which is so funny, he probably doesn’t remember this."

He went on to say he also received a signed ball from none other than the Black Mamba. "I met Kobe there and he signed a ball for me," he said.

Those were the only specific tales he could tell, however, as he's committed to a so-called "player-ballboy code of honor." Too real!