Jacques Bermon Webster II who is better known by his stage name -Travis Scott (formerly stylized as Travi$ Scott) is a prolific music artist, American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He got his stage name by combining the namesake of a favorite uncle with the first name of one of his inspirations, Kid Cudi. He has garnered eight Grammy Awards and has won a Billboard Music Award, Latin Grammy Award, MTV Video Music Award, and multiple BET Hip Hop Awards
Travis Scott Net Worth and Bio
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Jacques Bermon Webster II a.k.a Travis Scott was born on the 31st day of April 1991 in Houston, Texas, and is currently 32 years old. He lived with his grandmother in South Park, Houston from age 1- 6 in south-central Houston, a neighborhood notorious for a crime that would later have an impact on a young Webster. He moved afterward to Missouri City, a middle-class suburban area bordering southwest Houston, where he lived with his parents. Webster’s mother worked for Apple and his father ran his own business. It is believed that Webster inherited music from his father and grandfather who were soul musicians and jazz composers respectively.
Webster enrolled at Elkins High School and graduated at the age of seventeen. He participated in various musical theater programs during his time in the school. He proceeded to the University of Texas at San Antonio for his university education though he dropped out in his second year to fully pursue his music career.
Travis Scott Career
Webster formed a duo known as The Graduates with his longtime buddy, Chris Holloway, and the duo released their untitled first EP on the social networking website Myspace. Scott and OG Chess, who was one of Scott’s schoolmates, formed the group The Classmates. They released two projects, with Buddy Rich in 2009 and Cruis’n USA in 2010. Scott mainly handled production work on both projects. The group became defunct in 2012 due to personal conflicts and financial disputes.
Scott moved from Houston to Washington Heights in New York City after leaving college. He started working with his friend Mike Waxx, who owned the music website Illroots. He moved to Los Angeles, California, after only four months in the state in search of a greener pasture. Getting to Los Angeles, Scott got disappointed by his friend who had promised to help him by providing housing. He was eventually forced to return to Houston, where his parents kicked him out of their home and had to relocate back to Los Angeles once again where he began to sleep on the couch of a friend who studied at the University of Southern California. Scott got a change of story after he met with Atlanta-based rapper and owner of Grand Hustle Records, T.I. who would later hear one of Webster’s productions, titled “Lights (Love Sick)”
Webster’s First solo full-length project which is a mixtape Titled Owl Pharaoh was set to be released as a free download in 2012 but was delayed and later re-created by Kanye West and Mike Dean. Scott released the music video for a song titled “Quintana”, set to appear on Owl Pharaoh on 22nd March 2013. He officially released the song “Don’t Play” as the lead single from Days Before Rodeo, via digital distribution on 11th July 2014.
Owing to the success of Days Before Rodeo, Scott announced that he would be headlining a concert tour which he called The Rodeo Tour, alongside rapper Young Thug and producer Metro Boomin. The tour kickstarted on 1st March 2015, in California and ended on 1st April 2015 in Portland, Oregon. The tour featured notable Artists such as Kanye West, Chris Brown, Wale, and Birdman who made special guest appearances in certain cities.
Scott’s album “Rodeo” was released by Grand Hustle and Epic Records on 4th September 2015 and it features guest appearances from the likes of Kanye West, The Weeknd, Justin Bieber, Young Thug, and Quavo and also includes production from Mike Dean, Kanye West, WondaGurl, Suber, DJ Dahi, Sonny Digital, Southside, Terrace Martin, Zaytoven, Pharrell Williams and Scott himself, among others. He announced that the title of his second album would be Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight, and also confirmed that the title of his third album would be Astroworld.
In 2019, Scott released a single with The Weeknd and SZA for the popular HBO series Game of Thrones and was featured alongside J. Cole on Young Thug’s single, “The London” in the same year. He released the music video for “Gatti”, and performed with the now-late Pop Smoke Scott announced the return of the festival in 2021 and expanded it to a multi-day format after canceling the third annual Astroworld Fest due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Scott was featured on Kanye West’s tenth studio album Donda on the song “Praise God” on the 28th of August alongside Baby Keem, whom Scott had previously collaborated with, and also 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 the 3rd of September.
Travis Scott Collaborations
Scott announced a huge collaboration with Nike on April 30, 2019, to release his Cactus Jack Air Jordan 1’s in May of that year. He also collaborated with McDonald’s in September 2020 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. Scott announced in October 2020 that he would be joining the PlayStation team as a Strategic Creative Partner to promote the PlayStation 5 console.
In 2021, Scott made his theatrical debut in the film Gully as a movie store owner and also contributed to the film’s soundtrack but his song “Knife” was cut due to sampling issues. He would go on to sign 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.
Travis Scott Personal Life
In April 2017, it was rumored that Scott was dating media personality and businesswoman Kylie Jenner. He later confirmed the rumor and the latter gave birth to their daughter in February 2018. The relationship sadly ended in September 2019 though they quarantined together during the COVID-19 pandemic for the sake of their daughter and ended up rekindling their relationship. Jenner revealed on 7th September 2021 that they were expecting their second child. She gave birth to their son in February 2022. Recently, as of January 2023, the couple is rumored to have separated again, however, neither the rather not Jenner has confirmed the claim.
Travis Scott Controversies
Scott has been involved in some controversies in the past one of which was when he encouraged fans to attack a man who took his shoes while crowd-surfing a case of misdemeanor he would later repeat in 2017. He also incited a crowd rush during his performance at the Astroworld Festival in NRG Park in his hometown of Houston, Texas resulting in the death of at least 10 people and more than a hundred injured.
Scott has some studio albums credited to his name, some of which include;
• Rodeo (2015)
• Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight (2016)
• Astroworld (2018)
• Utopia (2023)
Aside from music, Scott has also been involved in the movie industry. Some of his works include:
2019: Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can
2021: Trolls: Holiday in Harmony
Travis Scott Net Worth
The American rapper has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS
Scott has garnered several award nominations including 9 Grammy Awards nominations due to his brilliant works both in the music and movie industries. Some of them include;
2016: BET Hip Hop Awards for People’s Champ Award
2017: Teen Choice Awards for Choice Electronic/Dance Song
2019: BET Awards for Best Collaboration
2019: BET Hip Hop Awards for Video Director of the Year and Album of the Year
2019: Billboard Music Awards for Top Streaming Song (Video)
2020: Best Short-Form Music Video
2021: Premio Lo Nuestro for Video of the Year
2021: MTV Video Music Awards for Best Hip Hop.
Travis Scott Social Media Accounts
Travis Scott is a social media enthusiast who creates time for his numerous fans all over the world despite his busy schedule. He has over 48 million followers on Instagram with his handle (@travisscott)