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Travis Scott

It’s like the entire Earth shifted on its axis when Travis Scott first landed. Not only did the Houston raised and Los Angeles-based artist, producer, songwriter, designer, style icon, and Catcus Jack Records founder forever change hip-hop, but he indelibly and irrevocably impacted the culture. His second straight platinum opus Birds In The Trap Sing McKnight [Epic Records/Grand Hustle] crashed the Billboard Top 200 and Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart at #1 in 2016. “Goosebumps” [feat. Kendrick Lamar] earned an RIAA triple-platinum certification, the Young Thug collaboration “Pick Up The Phone” [feat. Quavo] went double-platinum, “Beibs in the Trap” [feat. Nav] soared to platinum, and “Through the Late Night” [feat. Kid Cudi] became gold. By 2017, his total streams surpassed 1 billion, album sales exceeded over 1 million track sales, and single sales exceeded over 2.7 million track sales. Penning and featuring on various cuts for Kanye Yest’s Cruel Summer and Yeezus, Travis began leaving a mark on hip-hop with 2014’s seminal Owl Pharaoh and Days Before Rodeo mixtapes. He instigated a movement online—a precursor to the “Soundcloud Rap” phenomenon. Powered by the triple-platinum “Antidote” and gold “3500” [feat. Future & 2 Chainz], the 2015 Rodeo garnered a platinum plaque and stormed the Top 200 at #3, while notching his first #1 on the Top Hip-Hop/Rap Albums Chart. Everything set the stage for his 2018 third full-length, Astroworld. He preceded it with the platinum “Butterfly Effect” and promises of “the best music of my career.”