Travis Scott

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

(1991-04-30) April 30, 1991 (age 32)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Other names
  • La Flame
  • Cactus Jack
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Partner(s)Kylie Jenner (2017–2019; 2021–present)
AwardsFull list
Musical career
Years active2008–present[1]
Member of

Jacques Bermon Webster Jr[4] (born April 30, 1991),[5] known by his professional name Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer. His stage name comes from the first name of his uncle and the real first name of Kid Cudi.

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 first 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 sucess by critics. It 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. It 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.

On November 5, 2021, he took part in the Astroworld Festival crowd crush where 8 people were killed during his performance.[8]

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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"". Archived from the original on March 6, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2017.
  3. "Travis Scott Plans To Lead New Label, Cactus Jack Records". 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. "Astroworld: Eight killed after crowd surge at US music festival". BBC News. November 6, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2021.
  9. "Travis Scott Thanks Fans for Support on 2-Year Anniversary of 'Astroworld' Release". Complex. August 4, 2020.

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