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Scott in 2019
Jacques Bermon Webster II

(1991-04-30) April 30, 1991 (age 33)
Other names
  • La Flame
  • Cactus Jack
  • Trav
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 2008–present
  • Discography
  • production
  • videography
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Musical career

Jacques Bermon Webster II (born April 30, 1991), known professionally as Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott), is an American rapper and record producer. Throughout his career, Scott has achieved four number-one hits on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, along with a total of over a hundred charted songs. Scott has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards and won a Latin Grammy Award, Billboard Music Award, MTV Video Music Award, and multiple BET Hip Hop Awards. As of 2020, Scott has sold over 45 million certified records in the US alone. Scott's musical style has been described as a "blend between traditional hip-hop and lo-fi" and often characterized as "ambient," with a heavily appraised influence from rappers Kanye West and Kid Cudi. His stage name is derived from the latter's real name, Scott Mescudi, combined with the name of a favorite uncle.

In 2012, Scott signed his first major-label recording contract with Epic Records, as well as a publishing deal with Kanye West's GOOD Music as an in-house producer. In April 2013, he entered a joint-venture record deal with Georgia-based rapper T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records. Scott self-released his first full-length project, a mixtape titled Owl Pharaoh, in 2013, which was followed with a mixtape titled Days Before Rodeo, in 2014. His debut studio album, Rodeo (2015) was released to critical praise and commercial success. It was preceded by the singles "3500" (featuring Future and 2 Chainz) and "Antidote," the latter of which became his first hit song as it peaked at number sixteen on the Billboard Hot 100. His second album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016), became his first number-one album on the Billboard 200 chart. The following year, Scott formed the duo Huncho Jack with rapper Quavo and released their eponymous collaborative album (2017).

In 2018, his third album, Astroworld, was released to widespread critical acclaim and became his second consecutive number one album on the Billboard 200. Additionally, the album produced his first Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, "Sicko Mode" (featuring Drake). In late 2019, Scott's vanity label imprint, Cactus Jack Records released the compilation album JackBoys, which also topped the Billboard 200. With his 2019 single "Highest in the Room" and his 2020 singles "The Scotts" (with Kid Cudi) and "Franchise" (featuring Young Thug and M.I.A.), Scott became the first artist on the Billboard Hot 100 to have three songs debut at number one in less than a year. Following a series of controversies and five years after the release of his previous solo album, Scott released Utopia (2023), which became his fourth consecutive number one album on the Billboard 200.

Over the course of his career, Scott has become a globally recognized artist and pop culture figure. Along with his highly publicized relationship with American media personality Kylie Jenner, Scott has collaborated with organizations including Nike, Dior, and McDonald's. His Cactus Jack record label, founded in 2017, has signed artists including Don Toliver and Sheck Wes.

Early life

Jacques Bermon Webster II was born on April 30, 1992, in Houston, Texas. From ages one through six, Webster lived with his grandmother in South Park, Houston. Located in south-central Houston, the neighborhood was notorious for crime and had an impact on a young Webster. Webster moved to Missouri City, a middle-class suburban area bordering southwest Houston, to live with his parents. His mother worked for Apple and his father ran his own business. Webster's father is also a soul musician and his grandfather was a jazz composer. Webster attended Elkins High School and graduated at seventeen. During high school, he participated in musical theater. Webster then attended the University of Texas at San Antonio, before dropping out his second year to fully pursue his music career.


2008–2012: Career beginnings and record deals

Webster formed a duo with his longtime friend Chris Holloway known as The Graduates. In 2008, the duo released their untitled first EP on social networking website Myspace.

The following year, Scott and OG Chess, one of Scott's schoolmates, formed 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. The duo remained together until late 2012, when personal conflicts and financial disputes led to the disbandment of the group.

After leaving college, Scott moved from Houston to Washington Heights in New York City where Scott began working with friend Mike Waxx, who owned the music website Illroots. After moving to New York, 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 the lack of progression, 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 eventually was forced to relocate back to Houston, where his parents kicked him out of their home. Webster moved back to Los Angeles once again and began to sleep 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, T.I.'s representative contacted Webster, asking him to attend a studio for a meeting. During the meeting, T.I. freestyled over "Animal", one of Webster's productions.

2012–2014: Owl Pharaoh and Days Before Rodeo

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Scott performing in 2013

Scott's First solo full-length project is a mixtape Titled Owl Pharaoh, which was set to be released as a free download in 2012. However, the project was delayed, and was announced to be slated for a later release. 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. On March 22, 2013, Scott released the music video for a song titled "Quintana", set to appear on Owl Pharaoh. On March 27, XXL revealed that Scott was a member of their Freshman Class of 2013. Later on March 29, 2013, following his interview with British disc jockey, DJ Semtex, Scott premiered a snippet of his commercial debut single, titled "Upper Echelon", featuring 2 Chainz and T.I. On April 2, 2013, Scott stated Owl Pharaoh was his official debut mixtape and would be released on the iTunes Store on May 21, 2013. On April 23, 2013, "Upper Echelon" was sent to urban contemporary radio.

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Scott performing in 2014

On March 13, 2014, Scott performed a new song, tentatively titled "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 major-label debut studio album. On May 5, 2014, Scott released the full version of the song, 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. On July 11, 2014, "Don't Play" was officially released as the lead single from Days Before Rodeo, via digital distribution.

Following 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. The tour started on March 1, 2015, in Santa Ana, California, and ended on April 1, 2015, in Portland, Oregon. The tour ran through major cities and artists such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Wale and Birdman made special guest appearances in certain cities.

2015–2016: Rodeo and Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Rodeo was released on September 4, 2015, 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 and Toro y Moi, 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, among others. The album was supported by two singles: "3500" featuring Future and 2 Chainz, and "Antidote". The latter became his highest-charting single on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, peaking at number 16. Rodeo received generally 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.

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Scott performing in August 2015

On January 4, 2016, Scott announced that he has a new studio album on the way. On March 29, 2016, 300 Entertainment executive Lyor Cohen, revealed that Scott and Young Thug were releasing a single together and called Scott's upcoming album a "classic". On April 7, 2016, Scott previewed a single with Young Thug at one of his shows. On May 17, 2016, 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. On June 3, 2016, the collaborative single between Thug and Scott was released, titled "Pick Up the Phone". The single, which also features vocals from Quavo of 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).

On August 31, 2016, Scott announced that Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight was finally finished in a post on Instagram. Scott premiered the album on his third episode of .wav radio on September 2, 2016, and was later released on iTunes and Apple Music. On September 11, 2016, the album became Scott's first number one album on the US Billboard 200. On September 12, 2016, Universal Music Publishing Group's CEO, Jody Gerson announced that the label signed a worldwide deal with Scott.

In the same episode Scott premiered Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, he also announced that he would be executive producing 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".

2017–2018: Cactus Jack Records, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, and Astroworld

Scott performed at All-Star Weekend on February 16, 2017, in New Orleans, Louisiana at Champion Square. He also performed at New Orleans BUKU Music + Art Project festival on March 10, 2017. On March 5, Scott announced a concert tour called "Birds Eye View". 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. In the same month, Scott was also featured alongside 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. In March 2017, Scott announced he would be launching his own imprint, under the name of Cactus Jack Records.

Cactus Jack Records also represents two producers: a long-time friend of Travis, Chase B, and a powerhouse beatmaker, Wondagurl. Currently, the label is home to Travis Scott, Chase B, Don Toliver, and Sheck Wes. Don Toliver is a fellow Houston artist who Travis signed to the label in 2018. Shortly before announcing the deal, Toliver dropped his first major label project, Donny Womack. But he is most well-known for his guest appearance on Travis’ ASTROWORLD cut, “Can’t Say.” Chase B is Travis Scott’s DJ, as well as an artist in his own right. Sheck Wes is arguably the most well-known of the Cactus Jack signees, aside from Travis. After picking up buzz early in his career, he signed to Scott’s label. Wes dropped his debut album, Mudboy in 2018 and worked with Cactus Jack labelmates on ASTROWORLD, as well as Chase B’s 2019 single, “MAYDAY,” which also features Young Thug.

In 2020, an Atlanta’s experimental artist, SoFaygo, officially signed to Cactus Jack Records. Later in 2021, Scott signed Malu Trevejo to Cactus Jack Records. Trevejo signed to Travis Scott’s label in partnership with Atlantic Records.

On June 15, 2017, Scott announced he would be doing a European leg of the "Birds Eye View Tour". The European leg started on the June 23 in Paris, and concluded on July 9 in Turku, Finland. This leg was mainly festival sets or in smaller club settings.

On April 3, 2017, it was reported Scott had been working on a collaborative studio album with Quavo, potentially 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 defunct Houston theme park of the same name, was nearing completion and would most likely be released in 2017.

On May 16, 2017, 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. The music video for "Butterfly Effect" was released on July 14, 2017. On August 27, 2017, Scott performed with Thirty Seconds to Mars at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards on their single "Walk On Water".

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Scott performing at Openair Frauenfeld in 2019

On September 18, 2017, Quavo and Migos did an interview, in which Quavo stated that his album with Scott was coming "real soon". He also stated that he and Scott had over 20 records ready. In October 2017, Scott was featured in a special piece titled "Deserve", by Chinese born Canadian rapper Kris Wu. On December 7, 2017, 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.

On December 6, 2017, Scott was featured on fellow American rapper and singer Trippie Redd's single "Dark Knight Dummo", the lead single from the latter's debut studio album, Life's a Trip. The song peaked at 72 on the Billboard Hot 100. On December 21, 2017, 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 a play on 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. After the release of Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, Webster was spotted in the studio a lot more frequently and Billboard slated an expected first quarter release for AstroWorld.

On May 4, 2018, 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 promotional material for his third studio album Astroworld. Astroworld was released on August 3, 2018, to critical acclaim, and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. "Sicko Mode", the album's second single, peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 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 Astroworld Festival, a music festival with the same name as the album. The festival took place on November 17. On November 2, 2018, Scott was featured on five tracks of Metro Boomin's debut studio album, Not All Heroes Wear Capes: "Overdue", "Dreamcatcher" (alongside Swae Lee), "Up to Something" (alongside Young Thug), "Only 1 (Interlude)", and "No More" (alongside Kodak Black and 21 Savage). In December, Billboard reported that Scott was to make a guest appearance at the Super Bowl LIII halftime show during Maroon 5's set.

2019–2020: Look Mom I Can Fly, JackBoys, and The Scotts

On April 18, 2019, Scott released a single 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. On May 23, 2019, 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. On August 28, 2019, Scott's documentary film, Look Mom I Can Fly, was released on Netflix. On October 4, 2019, Scott released a single, "Highest in the Room", which debuted and peaked at number one on the 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 featured 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.

On December 2, 2019, Scott announced a compilation album with his Cactus Jack label members, consisting of Don Toliver, Sheck Wes and producer Chase B, titled JackBoys. On December 24, Scott revealed the album's release date via Instagram. The album was released on December 27, 2019, 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 cameo appearances from Scott, Toliver, and rapper Luxury Tax 50. On December 30, 2019, Scott released the music video for "Gatti", performed with the now-late Pop Smoke. The lyrics of "Gatti" references Scott's breakup with his ex-girlfriend Kylie Jenner. On March 20, 2020, Scott released the music video for "Out West", performed featuring Young Thug.

Scott performed five virtual live shows in the video game Fortnite Battle Royale from April 23 to 25, 2020 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, numerous 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. In May he collaborated for a second time with Rosalía on her track "TKN", where he raps in Spanish for the first time. 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.

On the second anniversary of his third studio album Astroworld, Scott teased he was working on a new project. On August 22, 2020, Scott released the single "The Plan", the theme song to Christopher Nolan's film Tenet. He released the single "Franchise" featuring rappers Young Thug and M.I.A. on September 25, 2020. 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. A remix with an additional feature from American rapper Future, was released on October 7, 2020.

2021–present: Return to performing and Utopia

From mid to late-2020, Scott began teasing his fourth studio album Utopia. On January 15, 2021, Scott released a remix of "Goosebumps" with producer HVME. After canceling 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. On April 30, Scott was collaborated with Baby Keem on the song "Durag Activity" from his album The Melodic Blue. In June, Scott announced a collaboration between Dior and Cactus Jack for the 2022 Summer Men's collection. On August 28, Scott was featured on Kanye West's tenth studio album Donda on the song "Praise God" also with Baby Keem. On September 3, Scott appeared on Drake's Certified Lover Boy on the song "Fair Trade", which peaked in the top 10 of the Hot 100 at number three. On October 8, Don Toliver released an album Life of a Don, which featured Scott on songs titled "Flocky Flocky" and "You".

On October 30, 2021, Scott closed out day 3 of Rolling Loud NYC. During the set he performed the unreleased song "Escape Plan" and a preview of another unreleased track off Utopia. In November 2021, he announced new music to be released on November 5, 2021; he was believed to release a project reportedly titled Dystopia, but instead he released a two-song single "ESCAPE PLAN / MAFIA".

On April 22, 2022, Scott was featured on his first song since the Astroworld Festival crowd crush, "Hold That Heat" alongside Future and producer Southside. On April 27, 2022, the Primavera Sound festival announced that Scott is scheduled to perform at their festivals held in Buenos Aires, Santiago, and São Paulo respectively. On May 15, 2022, he performed at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards. This performance was his first since the Astroworld Festival tragedy in 2021. On August 6, 2022, Scott performed his first solo show since the Astroworld Festival tragedy at The O2 Arena in London. That month, it was also announced that Scott would begin a Las Vegas nightclub residency titled "Road to Utopia" in September. On December 2, Scott appeared on Metro Boomin's second studio album Heroes & Villains in four tracks including "Raindrops (Insane)", "Trance" (alongside Young Thug), "Niagara Falls (Foot or 2)" (alongside 21 Savage), and "Lock on Me" (alongside Future), as well as background vocals on "Creepin'" (with The Weeknd and 21 Savage).

On March 19, 2023, Scott and DJ Calvin Harris performed at MDLBEAST in Jeddah, on the eve of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix. On July 21, 2023, Scott released the lead single to Utopia, "K-pop" with Bad Bunny and The Weeknd. On July 28, Scott released Utopia consisting of 19 tracks and alongside his debut directal musical film Circus Maximus which he also wrote and starred in. Utopia featured KayCyy, Teezo Touchdown, Bon Iver, Sampha, Drake, Playboi Carti, Sheck Wes, Beyoncé, Rob49, 21 Savage, the Weeknd, Yung Lean, Young Thug, James Blake, Westside Gunn, Kid Cudi, Bad Bunny, Future, and SZA.

Other ventures

Cactus Jack Records

Cactus Jack Records is an American record label founded by Scott in 2017. It is distributed by Epic Records. The label also has its own publishing division Cactus Jack Publishing.

Currently, the label is home to Travis Scott, Chase B, Don Toliver, and Sheck Wes. Don Toliver is a fellow Houston artist who Travis signed to the label in 2018. Shortly before announcing the deal, Toliver dropped his first major label project, Donny Womack. But he is most well-known for his guest appearance on Travis' ASTROWORLD cut, "Can't Say". Chase B is Travis Scott's DJ, as well as an artist in his own right. Sheck Wes is arguably the most well-known of the Cactus Jack signees, aside from Travis. After picking up buzz early in his career, he signed to Scott's label. Wes dropped his debut album, Mudboy in 2018 and worked with Cactus Jack labelmates on ASTROWORLD, as well as Chase B's 2019 single, "MAYDAY", which also features Young Thug. Cactus Jack Records also represents producers Chase B and Wondagurl. Rapper SoFaygo signed to Cactus Jack Records in 2020. Later in 2021, Scott signed Malu Trevejo to Cactus Jack Records. Trevejo signed to Travis Scott's label in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Astroworld Festival

Following the release of Astroworld, Scott announced the Astroworld Festival, an annual festive concert that would take place across the street from the former site of Six Flags AstroWorld. The 2018 Astroworld Festival contained appearances from Post Malone, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Rae Sremmurd, Gunna, Houston All Stars, Sheck Wes, Metro Boomin, Trippie Redd, Smokepurpp, Virgil Abloh, and Tommy Genesis.

The 2019 festival contained appearances from Gucci Mane, Migos, Rosalía, Tay Keith, Pop Smoke, Young Thug, Young Dolph, Key Glock, Pharrell Williams, Sheck Wes, Marilyn Manson, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Don Toliver, Playboi Carti, and Houston All Stars.

The 2020 festival was cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.


Scott was introduced to the creative side of the fashion industry due to his personal stylish pairings of high-end fashion and streetwear. This caught the early attention of brands like Been Trill, Diamond Supply Co., and A Bathing Ape. Travis's liking for camp designs made its way into his collaboration with Been Trill. It was a well-recognized label/DJ collective founded by Virgil Abloh, Matthew Williams, Heron Preston, and Justin Saunders.

In 2015, Scott's collaborated with A Bathing Ape (BAPE) and marked his first project with the popular streetwear brand. His collection with BAPE consists of three pieces: a shark hoodie, a long-sleeve tee, and a t-shirt. In addition, Scott added a touch of "La Flame" on the ape logo head to give it his signature appeal. Later in 2016, Diamond Supply Co., a California-based streetwear brand, collaborated with Scott to launch a clothing collection. The collection was designed by Scott. The Collab consisted of graphic tees, long-sleeve tees, hoodies, coach jackets, and dad hats. In 2017, The Houston Rockets officially announced a collaboration with Travis Scott for Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. San Antonio on Thursday, May 11. All fans in attendance at Toyota Center received a t-shirt personally designed by Travis Scott, featuring the Rockets playoff slogan, "Run as One", in his handwriting, along with call outs to the artist.

On April 30, 2019, Scott announced a collaboration with Nike to release his Cactus Jack Air Jordan 1's in May that year. In 2020, Scott partnered with Evisu, a Japanese denim brand founded by Hidehiko Yamane in 1991. On June 24, 2021, Scott announced a collaboration with Dior for a menswear collection that is scheduled to be released in the summer of 2021. A live stream showcasing the collection was released on June 25. The live stream also showcased snippets of songs from his upcoming fourth studio album Utopia featuring a song with Westside Gunn and instrumentals from the album. In later 2022, Scott and Skepta, a British grime MC, rapper, and record producer, headlined an event hosted by Virgil Abloh Securities. The one-day music festival was held at the FPL Solar Amphitheater in Miami, Florida, US. The event took place to honor the late Virgil Abloh's legacy called Mirror Mirror. Since then, Scott has partnered both creatively and as the face of several clothing lines for luxury fashion houses like Helmut Lang and Saint Laurent.

Notable Sneaker collaborations

Scott's sneakers collections are listed below:

  • Helmut Lang, launched in 2017
  • Jordan Trunner LX, launched in 2017
  • Nike Air Force 1, launched in 2017
  • Air Jordan 4 "Cactus Jack", launched in 2018
  • Air Jordan 4 "Purple Suede", launched in 2018
  • Air Jordan 4 "Olive", launched in 2018
  • Nike Air Force 1 "Sail," launched in 2018
  • Air Jordan 1, launched in 2019
  • Air Jordan 1 Low "Grammy", launched in 2019
  • Air Jordan 33, launched in 2019
  • Air Jordan 6, launched in 2019
  • Air Jordan 1 Low, launched in 2019
  • Nike Air Force 1, launched in 2019
  • Nike SB Dunk Low, launched in 2020
  • Nike Air Max 270 React ENG, launched in 2020
  • Air Jordan 6 "British Khaki", launched in 2021
  • Air Jordan 1 High OG, launched in 2021
  • Nike Air Max 1, launched in 2022
  • Nike Air Trainer 1, launched in 2022
  • Air Jordan 1 Low "Reverse Mocha", launched in 2022
  • Dior B713, launched in 2022

Fortnite Collaborations

In 2020, Scott and his Cactus Jack team collaborated with Epic Games to launch new merchandise inspired by the Fortnite game, including clothing, action figures, and Nerf guns. Scott and Epic Games also set records with the success of Scott's "Astronomical 'Fortnite'" event. Scott has also played a live concert within Fortnite which drew millions of views. The collaboration ended in 2021.


A McDonald's sign reading "Travis Scott was here" and "Cactus Jack was here" in St. Petersburg, Florida

In September 2020, Scott collaborated with McDonald's to launch a limited edition meal that was introduced in participating McDonald's restaurants in North America, named "The Travis Scott" and a variation on their Quarter Pounder with Cheese. The partnership marked the first nationally distributed celebrity-endorsed McDonald's meal in the chain's history, and the first celebrity meal since 1992, when McDonald's launched a "McJordan" burger with Michael Jordan in the Chicago metropolitan area. Due to high demand, some McDonald's branches ran out of ingredients tied to the promotion, causing a break in the supply chain. Scott and McDonald's also launched a line of McDonald's and Cactus Jack–branded merchandise, including a number of clothing items, a rug, and a McNugget-shaped body pillow. This popularized the celebrity meal craze, which would later be done similarly by BTS and Saweetie. The idea was exported to Europe in the fall of 2021, with Spanish singer Aitana serving as the first European act to have its own McDonald's meal.


In October 2020, Scott announced he was joining the PlayStation team as a Strategic Creative Partner to promote the PlayStation 5 console. Together, they released special merchandise, which includes a previously unseen version of Nike Dunk Lows. They also uploaded a special unboxing video of the PlayStation 5 console to YouTube. The video features footage of Scott playing the console alongside fans, a piano performance by James Blake, and a tribute to Pop Smoke.

The Scotts

Aside from his solo musical career, Scott is also one-half of the alternative hip hop super-duo the Scotts, alongside his mentor and frequent collaborator, American musician Kid Cudi. They have currently been working on their debut collaborative effort since 2020, when the duo released the Billboard Hot 100 number one single, "The Scotts". In December 2022, Cudi revealed they were no longer working on the album, effectively announcing its cancellation. However in July 2023, Cudi stated the album “is [definitely] happening at some point.”

Film industry

Scott made his theatrical debut in the 2021 film Gully as a movie store owner. He also contributed to the film's soundtrack but his song "Knife" was cut due to sampling issues, but was still featured briefly in the film. On August 2, 2021, Scott signed a movie production deal with A24. The same day he announced the completion of a draft for a film based on his upcoming fourth studio album Utopia.


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Scott performing in 2017

Scott has stated that Björk is "one of my biggest inspirations for why I do what I do". He is also influenced by Bon Iver, Kid Cudi, M.I.A., Kanye West, Toro y Moi, Tame Impala, T.I., and Thom Yorke. Spin magazine compared his 2013 mixtape Owl Pharaoh to Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager.

Scott makes heavy use of audio manipulation effects such as Auto-Tune, phasing, delays, and stereo-sculpted chorusing and harmony structures, predominantly influenced by producers Mike Dean and Alex Tumay. Scott's musical style has been characterized as "ambient"; Scott himself has said "I'm not hip-hop". Vulture described Scott's sound as "unremittingly dark, syncretic, hi-res, and above all unnatural". Scott’s musical style has been described as being hip hop, Southern hip hop, trap, and pop rap.

Scott has said that he is a fan of Broadway theatre and would like to do an album of show tune covers. He has said that he would like to write his own musical in the future.

Creative vision

In 2016, Harmony Korine, an American filmmaker, teamed with Scott and fellow American rapper Gucci Mane to release a collaborative music video for their collaboration "Last Time"; Korine made a cameo appearance in the short directed by David Helman.

In 2018, Scott has said that he is a fan of Broadway theatre and would like to do an album of show tune covers. He has said that he would like to write his own musical in the future.

In 2021, Scott starred in a cover story of i-D Magazine Issue 362 "Utopia in Dystopia" photographed by Spike Jonze. Scott graced two covers for the issue, including a limited-edition cover featuring original artwork by Jonze. Scott teamed up with i-D Magazine for a limited edition merch capsule release. Scott added his original signature artwork to the special edition issue of the magazine. His classic scrawled artwork also makes an appearance on the Travis Scott X i-D collaborative merch.

Scott has also collaborated with the photographer David LaChappelle. Scott's album Astroworld's cover art was reportedly shot by LaChappelle. The artwork featured a large golden replica of Scott's head.


Cactus Jack Foundation

Scott established the Cactus Jack Foundation in November 2020 to assist Houston youth with education expenses and creative endeavors. In December 2021, the foundation gave out thousands of toys to the children of Houston. On May 17, 2022, Scott announced that he would give away $1 million in scholarships to 100 HBCU college students from the graduating class of 2022 through the Cactus Jack Foundation.

Project Heal

In 2022, Scott launched a multi-tier, long-term series of community-focused philanthropy and investment efforts called Project HEAL through his Cactus Jack Foundation. The philanthropic effort provided $5 million for community-based initiatives in Scott’s home state of Texas. Project HEAL is a multi-tier initiative dedicated to addressing challenges facing today's youth, especially those from marginalized and at-risk communities.

Personal life

Scott began dating media personality and businesswoman Kylie Jenner in April 2017. In February 2018, Jenner gave birth to their daughter. Jenner appeared in the music video for "Stop Trying to Be God", from Scott's third studio album Astroworld. They broke up in September 2019, but quarantined together during the COVID-19 pandemic for the sake of their daughter and ended up rekindling their relationship. On September 7, 2021, after weeks of speculation, Jenner revealed that she and Scott were expecting their second child. Jenner gave birth to their son in February 2022. The couple separated for a second time by January 2023.


Studio albums

  • Rodeo (2015)
  • Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016)
  • Astroworld (2018)
  • Utopia (2023)

Collaborative albums

  • Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho (2017)


Year Film Role Notes Ref
2019 Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly Himself Documentary
Gully Store owner Minor role
2021 Trolls: Holiday in Harmony Rhyme-a-saurus (voice) Christmas special
2023 Circus Maximus Himself Film adaptation on the album Utopia. It's directed by Scott himself, Gaspar Noe, Valdimar Jóhannson, Nicolas Winding Refn, CANADA, Harmony Korine and Kahlil Joseph.
Aggro Dr1ft Zion It is shot completely in infrared. It is directed by Harmony Korine. The film was presented at the Venice Film Festival.

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2013 BET Hip Hop Awards Best Mixtape Owl Pharaoh Nominated
2015 BET Hip Hop Awards Days Before Rodeo Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Artist on the Rise Himself Nominated
2016 BET Hip Hop Awards People's Champ Award "Antidote" Won
MOBO Awards Best International Act Himself Nominated
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Electronic/Dance Song "Know No Better" (with Major Lazer, Camila Cabello and Quavo) Won
Soul Train Music Awards Best Collaboration "Love Galore" (with SZA) Nominated
2018 BET Awards Viewers' Choice Award Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards Hot Ticket Performer Himself Nominated
Lyricist of the Year Nominated
MVP of the Year Nominated
Hustler of the Year Nominated
Made-You-Look Award (Best Hip Hop Style) Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards R&B Song of the Year "Love Galore" (with SZA) Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Himself Nominated
NAACP Image Awards "Love Galore" (with SZA) Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration Nominated
Outstanding Song, Contemporary Nominated
People's Choice Awards Song of the Year "Butterfly Effect" Nominated
Album of the Year Astroworld Nominated
2019 American Music Awards Favourite Album – Rap/Hip-Hop Nominated
Favourite Song – Rap/Hip-Hop "Sicko Mode" (with Drake) Nominated
BET Awards Best Male Hip Hop Artist Himself Nominated
Album of the Year Astroworld Nominated
Best Collaboration "Sicko Mode" (with Drake) Won
Viewers' Choice Award Nominated
BET Hip Hop Awards Hot Ticket Performer Himself Nominated
Video Director of the Year Won
Hustler of the Year Nominated
Best Hip Hop Style Nominated
Album of the Year Astroworld Won
Best Hip Hop Video "Sicko Mode" (with Drake) Nominated
Best Collabo, Duo or Group Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Artist Himself Nominated
Top Male Artist Nominated
Top Billboard 200 Artist Nominated
Top Rap Artist Nominated
Top Rap Tour Nominated
Top Billboard 200 Album Astroworld Nominated
Top Rap Album Nominated
Top Hot 100 Song "Sicko Mode" (featuring Drake, Swae Lee and Big Hawk) Nominated
Top Streaming Song (Audio) Won
Top Streaming Song (Video) Nominated
Top Rap Song Nominated
Brit Awards International Male Solo Artist Himself Nominated
iHeartRadio Music Awards Hip-Hop Artist of the Year Nominated
R&B Song of the Year "Sky Walker" (Miguel featuring Travis Scott) Nominated
Juno Awards International Album of the Year Astroworld Nominated
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Hip-Hop Himself Nominated
Best Live Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip Hop "Sicko Mode" (featuring Drake, Swae Lee and Big Hawk) Nominated
Song of Summer "The London" (with Young Thug and J. Cole) Nominated
UK Music Video Awards Best Pop Video – UK "Antisocial" (with Ed Sheeran) Nominated
2020 iHeartRadio Titanium Award "Sicko Mode" 1 Billion Total Audience Spins on iHeartRadio Stations Won
BET Awards Best Male Hip Hop Artist Himself Nominated
Billboard Music Awards Top Streaming Songs Artist Nominated
Top Rap Tour Nominated
LOS40 Music Awards Best Latin Music Video "TKN" (Rosalía featuring Travis Scott) Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip Hop "Highest in the Room" Nominated
Best Visual Effects Nominated
UK Music Video Awards Best Pop Video – International "TKN" (Rosalía featuring Travis Scott) Nominated
2021 Premio Lo Nuestro Video of the Year Won
Crossover Collaboration of the Year Nominated
MTV Video Music Awards Best Hip Hop "Franchise" (featuring Young Thug and M.I.A.) Won
Best Direction Nominated
UK Music Video Awards Best Hip Hop/Grime/Rap Video – International Nominated

Grammy Awards

The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Scott has nine nominations.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2017 Purpose (as featured artist) Album of the Year Nominated
2018 "Love Galore" (with SZA) Best Rap/Sung Performance Nominated
2019 "Sicko Mode" (with Drake, Swae Lee, and Big Hawk) Best Rap Performance Nominated
Best Rap Song Nominated
Astroworld Best Rap Album Nominated
2020 "The London" (with Young Thug and J. Cole) Best Rap/Sung Performance Nominated
2021 "Highest in the Room" Best Melodic Rap Performance Nominated
2022 Donda (as featured artist and songwriter) Album of the Year Nominated
2024 Utopia Best Rap Album Pending

Latin Grammy Awards

The Latin Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Scott won one award from one nomination.

Year Nominee / work Award Result
2020 Best Short Form Music Video "TKN" (Rosalía featuring Travis Scott) Won



  • Rodeo Tour (with Young Thug and Metro Boomin) (2015)
  • Birds Eye View Tour (2017)
  • Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour (with Trippie Redd, Sheck Wes and Gunna) (2018–2019)
  • Astroworld Festival (also known as Astrofest) (2018-2019, 2021-2023)
  • Circus Maximus Tour (2023)


See also

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