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Kid Cudi Scores First Number One Record Thanks to Travis Scott Collaboration

Kid Cudi Scores First Number One Record Thanks to Travis Scott Collaboration

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The two premiered the track in a Fortnite event.

Less than two weeks after its premiere, Kid Cudi’s collaboration with Travis Scott has topped the charts. Scott premiered “The Scotts” in a collaborative event with Epic Games’ Fortnite. On Monday, Billboard revealed that the record has topped the Hot 100 chart. The track is Cudi’s first number-one record in his recording career.

“This means so much to me,” an excited Cudi tweeted. “I’ve been in this game for 12 years and I finally did this [with] my muthafuckin brother! To my partner in rage Travis and all my fans around the world that supported us and got us on lists, I fuckin love you!”

Scott and Cudi have a history that predates Scott’s eventual rise to fame. In an October 2018 interview with Jimmy Fallon, Travis–whose birth name is Jacques Berman Webster II–revealed his stage name is partially a nod to Cudi.

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“My uncle is named Travis,” he explained, “and Kid Cudi is one of my favorite artists of all time, his real name is Scott Mescudi…my two superheroes.” For a brief period of time, Travis and Cudi were labelmates on G.O.O.D. Music.

“The Scotts” is Travis’ first Billboard number-one single as well. His collaboration with Drake and Tay Keith peaked at the second spot in December 2018. The track is currently available on all major digital streaming platforms.

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