Artist of the Week: Travis Scott

Due to the massive success of his third album 'Astroworld', many have speculated that it might be nominated for Album of the Year at 2019 Grammy Awards.

AceShowbiz - It is safe to assume that this year is really Travis Scott (II)'s time to shine. Not only his personal life, but his music career is also doing extremely well. His third studio album, "Astroworld", received rave reviews from music critics and performed well commercially. It arrived atop Billboard 200 with 537,000 album units, marking the second-largest debut of the year after Drake's "Scorpion".

The effort, which has been certified platinum, was also one of five albums released in this year which have spent more than a week atop the chart, following "The Greatest Showman" soundtrack, "Black Panther" soundtrack, Post Malone's "Beerbongs & Bentleys" and "Scorpion". Out of the five albums, "Astroworld" received the best critics. Thus, many have speculated that the set might be nominated for Album of the Year at 2019 Grammy Awards.

Given the fact that the album was a commercial success, it came as no surprise when tracks off the album received similar accomplishment. Following the release of the album on August 3, all seventeen songs off the set entered Billboard's Hot 100. "Sicko Mode" and "Stargazing" debuted at No. 4 and No. 8 simultaneously on the chart. The accomplishment made Travis become the fourth act to debut multiple songs in the top 10 on Hot 100.

In support of the album, Travis is set to embark on a North American tour called "Astroworld: Wish You Were Here Tour" which will kick off on November 8 in Baltimore, Maryland and run through December 19 in Los Angeles. Trippie Redd, Sheck Wes, Gunna and Virgil Abloh will serve as supporting acts for the tour.

Besides hitting the road, the Houston rapper will hold and headline "Astroworld Festival" in his hometown on November 17 to celebrate the new album. He's also been tapped to headline Malone's first annual Posty Fest on October 28 in Dallas, Texas.

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