Kid Cudi lands first Billboard No. 1 with 'The Scotts' featuring Travis Scott: 'Finally did it after 12 years'

His 2008 debut 'Day 'n' Night' peaked at number 3 on the charts, but the singer has not had a number one in his career so far, until now


                            Kid Cudi lands first Billboard No. 1 with 'The Scotts' featuring Travis Scott: 'Finally did it after 12 years'
Kid Cudi, Travis Scott (Getty Images)

Kid Cudi's collaborative effort with Travis Scott titled 'The Scotts' has just brought him his first Billboard Hot 100 number one.

Since Cudi's first full-length project, a mixtape titled 'A Kid Named Cudi' caught the attention of Kanye West back in 2008, the singer-songwriter, rapper and multi-instrumentalist has released a wide range of music spanning various genres. And while many of these have landed on the charts, including his debut single 'Day 'n' Night', which peaked at number three on the Billboard charts, the artist has not had a song reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100, until now.

Cudi released 'The Scotts' in collaboration with Travis in April 2020. The song takes the 'Scott' from Travis Scott's stage name and Kid Cudi's real name (Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi). The song was premiered during Scott's recent record-shattering virtual concert on Fortnite, 'Astronomical'. The live event had over 12M players in attendance.

'The Scotts' debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, making it the artist's first number-one hit. For Scott, the song is now his third number one hit on the chart, following 'Sicko Mode' in 2018 and 'Highest In The Room' in 2019. In addition to the Billboard Hot 100, 'The Scotts' also topped the Top R&B/Hip-Hop, Top Rap and Canadian Hot 100 charts.

Scott 'Kid Cudi' Mescudi attends the Premiere of HBO's 'Westworld' Season 3 at TCL Chinese Theatre on March 5, 2020, in Hollywood, California (Getty Images)

Kid Cudi was clearly excited about his first number one Billboard hit in over a decade. He tweeted, "THIS MEANS SO MUCH TO ME!!! IVE BEEN IN THIS GAME FOR 12 YEARS AND I FINALLY DID THIS W MY MUTHAF****N BROTHER! TO MY PARTNER IN RAGE TRAVIS AND ALL MY FANS AROUND THE WORLD THAT SUPPORTED US AND GOT US ON LISTS, I F***IN LOVE YOU!!"

Aside from his first number one, there was another reason for the artist to celebrate, as one user tweeted, "Kid Cudi becomes first Cleveland artist since 2006 to have No. 1 hit." Cudi responded to the news stating, "S**tttt!! Cleveland stand up!!"

Fans of Cudi were just as ecstatic and emotional about his first number one, with one tweeting, "Very well deserved." Another stated, "Cudi deserved this for so long man... this man never let the industry change him and he influenced a whole generation of rappers... im so prouda him." One fan shared, "Why do I feel like this is a win for every single artist tho."

Other fans expressed confusion at the news, stating, "Kid Cudi getting his first number 1 now with Travis is amazing and all but man how did nothing from MOTM era not get there before? I’m so confused because Pursuit of Happiness & Day n Nite were literally played everywhere when I was a kid."

Check out 'The Scotts' below.



 

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