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Travis Scott





Born Jacques Webster, Travis Scott grew up in a suburb of Houston and began making music as a teenager. He became known in the early 2010’s for his very self-tuned vocal style that is half-sung and half-scored. After dropping out of school, Scott moved to Los Angeles and began recording music on his own. He met T.I. and Kanye West and was eventually hired as an in-house producer for GOOD Music. Scott’s debut album, Owl Pharaoh, released in May 2013, was nominated for Best Mixtape at the 2013 BET Hip Hop Awards including appearances by T.I. and 2 Chainz on the single “Upper Echelon” as well as Toro y Moi and Justin Vernon from Bon Iver. In March 2015, Rihanna’s popular single “Bitch Better Have My Money” produced by Scott was released. Towards the end of the year, “Antidote” reached 16th place in the Hot 100 ranking and became Scott’s first platinum single. In 2016, Scott expanded its commercial presence with spots on Wiz Khalifa’s “Bake Sale”, Rihanna’s “Woo” and Kanye West’s “FML”, as well as a collaboration with Young Thug and Quavo, “Pick Up the Phone”. Three months later, after “Bitch Better Have My Money” went platinum, Scott’s second album arrived.  Prior to his third album, Scott participated in a series of songs, such as with SZA (“Love Galore”), Drake (“Portland”), Miguel (“Sky Walker”), 2 Chainz (“4 AM)” and Trippie Redd (“Dark Knight Dummo”). Scott’s Butterfly Effect arrived during this torrent of songs in May 2017 and quickly went platinum as well. Seven months later, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, a feature film made in collaboration with Quavo, entered the Billboard 200 in third place. The following May, Scott released “Watch”, a non-album track featuring Kanye West and Lil Uzi Vert, and within three months, he released Astroworld, which he considers the true sequel to Rodeo. With “Butterfly Effect”, the album, named after a demolished amusement park in Houston, became number one and was supported by a second single, “Sicko Mode”. Scott ended 2018 by appearing on several tracks on Metro Boomin’s Not All Heroes Wear Capes album. After collaborating with Young Thug and J. Cole on “The London” of 2019 and appearing on Ed Sheeran’s “Antisocial”, he released his own solo single, “Highest In the Room”.