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Rap stars Kid Cudi and Travis Scott are topping the charts. After debuting their new single “The Scotts” to the world last month and also debuting a new group of the same title they’ve reached the top spot on the prestigious Billboard Hot 100.
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The song’s success marks Cudi’s first chart-topping release. It’s also the third time Travis has enjoyed going No. 1 on the Hot 100.
Travis Scott and Kid Cudi’s new collaboration “THE SCOTTS” (Cactus Jack, Epic, Wicked Awesome) enters the Billboard Hot 100 at #1, following its premiere last weekend during the record-breaking one-of-a-kind Fortnite in-game experience. The first release from the two artists as a group, “THE SCOTTS” marks the third time Travis Scott has reached #1 on the Hot 100 following 2018’s “SICKO MODE,”and 2019’s “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM,” while also becoming the first time Kid Cudi has reached the #1 spot on the Hot 100 chart. “THE SCOTTS” debuted #1 on Apple Music in the US, #1 on Spotify US and Global Charts, and earned the biggest global Spotify streaming debut of 2020. The track’s #1 debut on Spotify Global Chart makes this Travis’s second Global #1 debut after last year’s triple-platinum “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM.”
Scott and Cudder blew fans away with the must-hear record. The song landed just before it premiered on video game giant Fortnite with three different versions.
Boosting its profile, “The Scotts” served as one of the highlights of Scott’s three-day Astronomical event during Fortnite‘s largest in-game gathering to-date, which began last Thursday night (April 23). Scott teamed with Epic Games for the in-game experience, which featured a virtual version of the rapper and a performance of the track, among other hits of his. (Billboard)
Wait, There’s More
The massive hit record is much more than Scott and Kid rapping over a standard instrumental. The hip-hop pair recruited major producers including Cudi’s longtime collaborator Dot Da Genius.
“The Scotts” isn’t the duos first collaboration, but it’s easily the one that arrived with the most fanfare. Hours before its release, the track was teased during Scott’s chaotic takeover of Fortnite. Produced by Take A Daytrip, Dot Da Genius, and Plain Pat with co-production from Travis and Mike Dean, “The Scotts” feels like a symbolic passing of the torch. Instead of Travis paying homage to a Cudi song of yore (e.g. 2016’s “Through The Late Night”), the equation is flipped: Here, Cudi follows in his disciple’s sonic steps. (Rolling Stone)
Before You Go
Cudder went to his Twitter page a few weeks ago to dish on just how much fans mean to him. He also shared an uplifting message to followers about never giving up.
“Happy Cud 😌 all because of you. For awhile I got nothing out of performing, but since 2013 ive enjoyed seeing you all each time. I literally become the happiest man on Earth. I love yall so much. If ur going thru it, and wanna give up, please please dont. I want u here w me❤️” -Kid Cudi’s Twitter