Astroworld is trending in Texas, and there’s no secret as to why.
While it’s known for being a prized amusement park for Houstonians in its former days, today it’s being celebrated for Travis Scott’s “Astroworld” album inspired by the defunct Six Flags Astroworld here in Houston.
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Looking back on two years ago, I can recall where I was when I first heard the album; it was legendary, electrifying even. The project was full of so many different audio and visual moments, it’s hard to highlight just one.
But off of my first listen, I remember telling myself things like “is that Frank Ocean?” and “who is this Don Toliver?” Since then, I’ve personally played a role in the countless number of streams the album has received in the last two years.
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The album was great, and it was reflected in the numbers. In its first week, Astroworld earned a total of 537,000 equivalent album units, and of that sum, 270,000 were traditional album sales, as reported by Forbes. Astroworld out-charted Nicki Minaj as well. The album managed to stay at the top ten for 17 weeks, dominating the summer.
The album remains a reflection of the city I grew up in– diverse, versatile and full of culture.
There’s so much nostalgia that comes with remembering Astroworld the theme park. My mom had a job there when she was a teenager, and my sister ended up working there in high school as well.
The theme park was a part of our youth, and Travis Scott reminds us of that.
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