📍 Houston, Texas
Hailing from Houston, Texas, Travis Scott broke out with his 2013 mixtape Owl Pharaoh. It featured his hit single “Upper Echelon” that exemplified his hard-hitting production style and Auto-Tuned vocals. His debut studio album, Rodeo (2015), was a commercial smash, debuting at number three on the Billboard 200. Led by the anthemic track “Antidote,” Rodeo showcased Travis Scott’s talent for crafting atmospheric rap songs that were melodic yet gritty.
Travis Scott continued bending hip hop boundaries with his next releases Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016) and Astroworld (2018). Songs like “goosebumps” and “SICKO MODE” became massive hits, earning him his first Grammy nominations. Known for his electric live shows, Travis Scott has headlined major festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella. He’s also become famous for his relationship with reality star Kylie Jenner, with whom he has two children.
Beyond music, Travis Scott is an entrepreneur who collaborates with major brands like Nike and McDonald’s. His popular Air Jordan and Nike SB footwear lines have made him a fashion icon. He also founded his own record label, Cactus Jack Records, which has signed artists like Sheck Wes and Don Toliver.
With billions of streams worldwide and three consecutive Billboard 200 chart-toppers under his belt, Travis Scott reigns as a defining artist of the new age. His rule-breaking production aesthetic and flair for spectacle have inspired countless current rappers. There’s no limit to how far his psychedelic sound can push rap in the future.
Some key highlights so far of Travis Scott's game-changing career include:
Over 45 million albums sold globally
Three consecutive #1 albums on Billboard 200 chart
Multiple top 10 hits including “Sicko Mode”, “Antidote” and “Highest in the Room"
Headlined prestigious festivals like Lollapalooza and Coachella
Started own label Cactus Jack Records which signed artists like Don Toliver
Won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song for "Sicko Mode”
Known for his relationship with reality star Kylie Jenner
Forbes named him one of music's highest-paid stars
With his visionary artistry and rule-breaking attitude, Travis Scott has propelled rap into an exciting new era. This multi-talented superstar shows no signs of slowing his rapid rise to the very top.