Travis Scott

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Travis Scott
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Scott performing at the Openair Frauenfeld in 2019
Born
Jacques Bermon Webster Jr

(1992-04-30) April 30, 1992 (age 29)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other names
  • La Flame
  • Cactus Jack
Education
Occupation
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Partner(s)Kylie Jenner (2017–2019)
Children1
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Genres
Years active2008–present[1]
Labels
Associated acts
Websitetravisscott.com
Signature
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Jacques Bermon Webster Jr[4] (born April 30, 1992),[5] known professionally as Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Missouri City, Texas. Scott's musical style has been described as a fusion of traditional hip hop, lo-fi and ambient.

In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label deal with Epic Records. In November of the same year, Scott signed a deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music, as part of its production wing Very GOOD Beats. In April 2013, Scott signed a record deal with T.I.'s Grand Hustle imprint. Scott's first full-length project, the mixtape Owl Pharaoh, was self-released in 2013. It was followed with a second mixtape, Days Before Rodeo, in August 2014. His debut studio album, Rodeo (2015), was led by the hit single "Antidote". His second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016) became his first number one album on the Billboard 200. The following year, Scott released a collaborative album with Quavo titled Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho under the group name Huncho Jack.

In 2018, his highly anticipated Astroworld was released to widespread critical acclaim and produced his first Billboard Hot 100 number one single, "Sicko Mode".[6] In late 2019, Scott's record label Cactus Jack Records released the compilation album JackBoys which became the first number one album on the Billboard 200 of the 2020s. As of 2020, Scott has sold over 45 million certified records in the US alone.[7] He has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and won a Billboard Music Award.

The Travis Scott meal helped boost McDonald's sales in September 2020.

Career[change | change source]

Jacques Bermon Webster Jr (born April 30, 1992), known as Travis Scott stylized as Travi$ Scott

2008[change | change source]

Webster created a duo called The Graduates with his longtime friend Chris Holloway. In 2008. The duo released their first EP which hasn't been given a name on social networking website Myspace.

2009-2010[change | change source]

The following year, Scott and OG Chess, one of Scott's schoolmates, created the group The Classmates. The Classmates released two projects, with Buddy Rich in 2009 and Cruis'n USA in 2010. Scott mainly handled production work on both projects.

2012-2013[change | change source]

WebsteThe duo stayed together until late 2012, when personal conflicts and financial fight issues led to the group parting ways.

After leaving college, Scott moved from Houston to Washington, New York in where Scott began working with friend Mike Waxx, who owned the music website Illroots. After moving to New York City, Scott slept on the floor at his friend's house and spent most of his time at Just Blaze's studio. Eventually frustrated in New York and lack of him making progress, Scott moved to Los Angeles, California, after only four months in the state. In Los Angeles, Webster was abandoned by his friend who had promised to help him by providing housing. His parents cut him off financially and he was forced to go back to Houston, where his parents kicked him out of their home. Webster moved back to Los Angeles once again and began to sleeping on the couch of a friend who studied at University of Southern California. Atlanta-based rapper and owner of Grand Hustle Records, T.I. would later hear one of Webster's productions, titled "Lights (Love Sick)". While in Los Angeles, a person who represents T.I made contact with Webster, asking him to attend a studio for a meeting. During the meeting, T.I. freestyled over "Animal", one of Webster's productions.

Scott's first full-length project alone is a mixtape called Owl Pharaoh, which was set to be released as a free download in 2012. However, the project was delayed, and was scheduled for a release later . The project was later re-created by Kanye West and Mike Dean, and was then again delayed for sample clearance issues. In promotion Scott would release the track, "Blocka La Flame", a remix of fellow GOOD Music label-mate Pusha T's single "Blocka" (which features production and vocals from Scott). The song was produced by Young Chop, with additional production by Scott himself, alongside Mike Dean.

March 22, 2013[change | change source]

Scott released the music video for a song titled "Quintana", which was set to appear on Owl Pharaoh. The mixtape's version of the song features guest vocals from American rapper Wale, while the production was handled by Scott himself, alongside Sak Pase and Mike Dean.

March 27, 2013[change | change source]

XXL revealed that Scott was a member of their Freshman Class of 2013.

March 29, 2013[change | change source]

Following his interview with British disc jockey, DJ Semtex, Scott premiered a small part of his commercial debut single, titled "Upper Echelon", featuring 2 Chainz and T.I.

April 2nd, 2013[change | change source]

Scott stated that Owl Pharaoh was his first official mixtape and would be released on the iTunes Store on May 21, 2013.

April 23rd, 2013[change | change source]

"Upper Echelon" was sent to urban radio for that period of time. The EP was released for free download.

March 13, 2014[change | change source]

Scott performed a new song, experimental title "1975" featuring Big Sean, from his upcoming project at the time, at the Texan music festival South by Southwest (SXSW). Scott later confirmed via his Twitter account that the song is not called "1975", and would be included on his second mixtape, titled Days Before Rodeo. He would later take to his Twitter account to announce Rodeo, as the official title for his first major-label studio album.

May 5th, 2014[change | change source]

Scott released the full version of the song "1975", with its new title "Don't Play", featuring a sample of the song "M.O.N.E.Y" by the English rock band the 1975.

July 11, 2014[change | change source]

"Don't Play" was officially released as the lead single from Days Before Rodeo, via digital distribution. With the success of Days Before Rodeo, Scott announced that he would headline a concert tour, called The Rodeo Tour, with rapper Young Thug and producer Metro Boomin.

March 1, 2015- April 1, 2015[change | change source]

The tour started in Santa Ana, California, on March 1, 2015, and ended on April 1, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The tour ran through major cities such as Denver, Colorado, Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Philadelphia, San Diego, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington. Second shows were added to some cities such as Los Angeles and New York City, after his first shows had sold out too quickly towards the eyes of his fans. Artists such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Wale and Birdman made special guest appearances in certain cities.

September 4th, 2015[change | change source]

Rodeo was released by Grand Hustle and Epic Records. The album features guest appearances from Quavo, Juicy J, Kanye West, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Chief Keef, Justin Bieber, Young Thug, Toro y Moi and Big Buck and includes production from Mike Dean, Kanye West, WondaGurl, Suber, DJ Dahi, Metro Boomin, 1500 or Nothin', Sonny Digital, Southside, Terrace Martin, Zaytoven, Pharrell Williams and Scott himself.

The album was supported by two singles: "3500" featuring Future and 2 Chainz, and "Antidote" which became his highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 16. Rodeo received positive reviews from critics and debuted at number three on the US Billboard 200 chart. It also debuted at number one on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.

January 4, 2016[change | change source]

Scott would announce that he has a new studio album on the way.

February 8, 2016[change | change source]

It was announced that iLoveMakonnen, Vic Mensa and Scott would be a part of the "WANGSQUAD", an Alexander Wang campaign.

March 29, 2016[change | change source]

300 Entertainment founder Lyor Cohen, revealed that Scott and Young Thug were releasing a single together and called Scott's upcoming album a "classic".

April 7, 2016[change | change source]

Scott previewed a single with Young Thug at one of his shows.

May 17, 2016[change | change source]

Scott announced that the title of his second album would be Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, while also confirming the title for his third album to be Astroworld.

June 3, 2016[change | change source]

The single between Young Thug and Scott was released, titled "Pick Up the Phone". The single, which also features vocals from Quavo of the Atlanta-based rap trio Migos, reached number 43 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America(RIAA).

August 31, 2016[change | change source]

Scott announced that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight was finally finished in a post on Instagram.

September 2, 2016[change | change source]

Scott premiered the album on his third episode of .wav radio, and was later released on iTunes and Apple Music.

September 11, 2016[change | change source]

The album became Scott's first album to reach number one on the US Billboard 200.

September 12, 2016[change | change source]

Universal Music Publishing Group's CEO, Jody Gerson announced that the label signed a worldwide deal with Scott. In the same episode that Scott premiered Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, he also announced that he would be a executive producer on Kanye West's Cruel Winter, a follow up to his G.O.O.D. Music label's debut compilation Cruel Summer. In the episode he described the upcoming album as, "very youthful, straight to the point, like the illest ever, man, like the illest album."

February 16, 2017[change | change source]

Scott performed at the All-Star Weekend, in New Orleans, Louisiana at Champion Square.

March 5th, 2017[change | change source]

Scott announced a concert tour called "Birds Eye View".

March 6, 2017[change | change source]

The next day, the dates and cities for the tour were unveiled, with it beginning on March 10, in New Orleans, Louisiana, and coming to an end on June 2, in Eugene, Oregon.

March 2017[change | change source]

Scott was also featured with American rapper Quavo from the hip-hop group Migos on Canadian rapper Drake's single "Portland", from Drake's commercial mixtape, More Life. The song peaked at number nine on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming his first top ten song as a featured artist. Scott announced he would be launching his own imprint, under the name of Cactus Jack Records. During an interview, Scott said, "I'm not doing it to have financial control over my music. I want first and foremost to help other artists, launch new names, to provide opportunities. I want to do for them what happened to me, but better. By better I mean no bullshit. No lying to the artists about album release dates or the budgets of videos and albums."

March 10, 2017[change | change source]

Scott performed at New Orleans BUKU Music + Art Project festival on.

April 3, 2017[change | change source]

It was reported Scott had been working on a collaborative studio album with Quavo, hoping to be released later in 2017. Speaking to GQ, he confirmed: 'The Quavo album is coming soon. I'm dropping new music soon. You know how I do it though: I like surprises'. In addition to the collaborative album, Scott announced his third studio album Astroworld, named after the Houston theme park which was shut down, is nearly complete and would most likely be released in 2017.

May 16, 2017[change | change source]

Scott released three new tracks on SoundCloud, after teasing on social media for some time. The tracks were named "A Man", "Green & Purple (featuring Playboi Carti)", and "Butterfly Effect". The latter was also released on every other streaming service, as the only track.

June 15th, 2017[change | change source]

Scott announced he would be doing a European leg of the "Birds Eye View Tour"

June 23 2017 - July 9 2017[change | change source]

The European leg started on the June 23 in Paris, and ended on July 9 in Turku, Finland. This leg was mainly festival sets or in smaller club settings.

July 14, 2017[change | change source]

The music video for "Butterfly Effect" was released.

August 10th, 2017[change | change source]

Scott tweeted "ALBUM MODE" as he had just finished the "DAMN. Tour" as a supporting act for Kendrick Lamar, the night before. This tweet signified that he was now working on his album AstroWorld full-time.

August 27, 2017[change | change source]

Scott performed with Thirty Seconds to Mars at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on their single "Walk On Water".

September 18, 2017[change | change source]

Quavo and the Migos did an interview. Quavo said that his album with Scott is coming "real soon". He also stated that he and Scott have over 20 records ready.

October 2017[change | change source]

Scott was featured in a special song titled "Deserve", by Chinese born Canadian rapper Kris Wu.

December 6, 2017[change | change source]

Scott was featured on American rapper and singer Trippie Redd's single "Dark Knight Dummo", the lead single from the rapper's debut studio album, Life's a Trip. The song peaked at 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.

December 7, 2017[change | change source]

A clip of Quavo being interviewed by Zane Lowe was posted on the official Twitter account for Beats 1. When asked about the title of their upcoming project, he confirmed it would be Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho.

December 21, 2017[change | change source]

Scott and Quavo released their collaborative studio album, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, under the name "Huncho Jack", a name which comes from Quavo's nickname "Huncho" and Scott's first name "Jack". The album debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 and had seven tracks chart on the Billboard Hot 100. Aftee the release of Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, Webster was spotted in the studio a lot more frequently and Billboard saw an expected first quarter release for AstroWorld.

May 4th, 2018[change | change source]

Four days after his 27th birthday, Scott released a single titled "Watch" featuring American rappers Lil Uzi Vert and Kanye West. The single was released as a promotional material for his third studio album Astroworld.

August 3, 2018[change | change source]

Astroworld was released, and debuted at number one on the Billboard200. The album's second single "Sicko Mode", peaked at number one on the BillboardHot 100, becoming Scott's highest charting solo single. On the same month of the album's launch, Scott announced that he was going to launch a music festival with the same name as the album called Astroworld Festival.

November 2, 2018[change | change source]

Scott was featured on five tracks of Metro Boomin's debut studio album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes: 1.Overdue, 2.Dreamcatcher (alongside Swae Lee), 3.Up to Something (alongside Young Thug), 4.Only 1 (Interlude), 5.No More (alongside Kodak Black and 21 Savage).

November 17, 2018[change | change source]

AstroWorld festival took place.

December 2018[change | change source]

Billboard reported that Scott was to make a guest appearance at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show during Maroon 5's set. This performance was met with huge backlash.

April 18, 2019[change | change source]

Scott released a song with SZA and The Weeknd for the popular HBO series Game of Thrones. It is titled "Power is Power" and is a reference to a scene that took place in the first episode of the show's second season. The track is the second song on the Game of Thrones soundtrack album entitled For the Throne.

May 23rd, 2019[change | change source]

Scott was featured alongside J. Cole on Young Thug's single, "The London", which later appeared as the lead single on Thug's debut studio album, So Much Fun.

August 28, 2019[change | change source]

Scott's documentary film, Look Mom I Can Fly, was released on Netflix.

October 4th, 2019[change | change source]

Scott released a single, "Highest in the Room", which debuted and peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, being his first song to debut at the top and his second number one following "Sicko Mode" in 2018. The same month, Scott was also featured on the remix of Young Thug's single, "Hot" with Gunna, who was on the original song as well. The song was later added to the deluxe edition of So Much Fun in December of that year. Scott also was featured on the track "Hop Off a Jet" from the deluxe edition.

December 2, 2019[change | change source]

Scott announced a compilation album with his Cactus Jack label members, Don Toliver, Sheck Wes and producer Chase B, titled JackBoys.

December 24, 2019[change | change source]

Scott revealed the album's release date via Instagram.

December 27, 2019[change | change source]

The album was released, and featured a remix of "Highest in the Room" featuring Spanish singer Rosalía and American rapper Lil Baby, the latter's verse being leaked months prior. On the same day, Scott released the music video for "Gang Gang" performed by Wes, with uncredited vocals and appearances from Scott, Toliver, and rapper Luxury Tax 50.

December 30, 2019[change | change source]

Scott released the music video for "Gatti", performed with the now-late Pop Smoke. The lyrics of "Gatti" refers to Scott's breakup with his ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner.

March 20, 2020[change | change source]

Scott released the music video for "Out West", performed featuring Young Thug.

April 23-25, 2020[change | change source]

Scott performed five virtual live shows in the video game Fortnite Battle Royale with visuals based on his Astroworld tour. It received more than 27 million viewers and boosted the sales of Fortnite-branded Cactus Jack products such as action figures. The performance also included the premiere of his new song with Kid Cudi, who released the song, "The Scotts", as a duo under the same name. Tying with the performance, loads of cosmetic items for player avatars based on Scott and the concert were available to purchase by players of Fortnite Battle Royale. The song debuted at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Scott's third US number-one.

May 2020[change | change source]

He collaborated for the second time with Rosalía on her track "TKN", where he raps in Spanish for the first time.

August 22nd, 2020[change | change source]

Scott released single "The Plan", the theme song to Christopher Nolan's film Tenet.

September 2020[change | change source]

Scott was on the cover of GQ's September 2020 issue, and revealed he will be releasing a collaborative album with Kid Cudi. This follows their number-one single, "The Scotts", released earlier in May. No more information has been provided as of yet.

On the second anniversary of his third studio album Astroworld, Scott teased he was working on a new project.

September 25, 2020[change | change source]

He released the single "Franchise" featuring rappers Young Thug and M.I.A. The song was previously previewed on Scott and Chase B's WAV radio, titled "White Tee". It debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, and Scott became the first artist in Billboard chart history to have three songs debut at number one in less than a year.

October 7th, 2020[change | change source]

A remix with an additional feature from American rapper Future was released.

January 15, 2021[change | change source]

Scott released a remix of his hit song "Goosebumps" with producer Hvme. After cancelling the third annual Astroworld Fest due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Scott announced the return of the festival in 2021 and expanded it to a multi day format.

April 30, 2021[change | change source]

Scott was featured on "Durag Activity" by Baby Keem. In June, Scott announced a collaboration between Dior and Cactus Jack for the 2022 Summer collection.

Private life[change | change source]

Scott began dating reality television star and entrepreneur Kylie Jenner in April 2017.On February 1, 2018, Jenner gave birth to their first child, Stormi Webster. The couple broke up in September 2019, but they have been spotted together since, sparking rumors of them being back together.

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

Collaborative albums

Mixtapes

References[change | change source]

  1. Kellman, Andy. "Travis Scott Biography". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 26, 2019. Retrieved January 16, 2020.
  2. "Travis Scott Announces New Label "Cactus Jack Records"". HotNewHipHop.com. Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. "Travis Scott Plans To Lead New Label, Cactus Jack Records". vibe.com. Archived from the original on March 8, 2017. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
  4. Bonner, Mehera (October 29, 2019). "Okay, Here's Why Travis Scott Doesn't Go by His Real Name". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  5. "Jacques Bermon Ii Webster on Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997". Texas Birth Index. Family Search. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
  6. "Travis Scott Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Leader: 'What's More 'Sicko Mode' Than Going No. 1?!'". Billboard. Retrieved March 22, 2019.
  7. "Gold & Platinum". RIAA. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  8. "Travis Scott Thanks Fans for Support on 2-Year Anniversary of 'Astroworld' Release". Complex. August 4, 2020.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Travis Scott at Wikimedia Commons