Travis Scott’s highly-anticipated album Astroworld
has moved the equivalent of 500,000 units, certifying it as gold.
This isn’t surprising since the album debuted at the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 chart on Friday August 10th, after accumulating 537,000 equivalent album units in just a week. The 17 track album is a who’s -who of big names featuring Drake, 21 Savage, Migos and Frank Ocean to name a few but despite its huge success, its already riddled with high profile controversy.
While transgender model Amanda Lepore spoke about her concern in being left off of the final version of the Astroworld album cover, Frank Ocean has allegedly filed a cease and desist order to be removed from the second track “Carousel”. Insiders suggest that auto-tune alterations were done without his consent.
Apparently, Frank Ocean’s auto-tune rendering was pitched higher than agreed upon in the final consultation. Travis made the pitch change within the 3rd verse, which both men perform interchangeably.
According to insiders the issue has already become a legal matter, both artist’s legal teams have been summoned into action, following the cease and desist order. Travis Scott is apparently refusing to make any changes much less remove the song from his album, which would likely result in the song’s complete destruction considering the integral part Ocean played not only vocally but also in the writing process for the track. -By LaDea Sanders