Travis Scott attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards on September 12, 2021, in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The awards show is held at the Barclays Center.
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Travis Scott’s fourth studio album, Utopia, came out on Cactus Jack and Epic Records on Friday, July 28.
The highly anticipated album comes out five years after his last studio album, Astroworld, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and included the No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, “Sicko Mode,” which featured Drake and became Scott’s first No. 1 hit and an RIAA diamond-certified single two years after it came out. Astroworld was also up for the 2019 Grammy Award for best rap album.
The lead single “K-POP” with The Weeknd and Bad Bunny came out before Utopia. Scott was supposed to play songs from his new album at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt on Friday. However, a statement from Live Nation Middle East said that the special live-streamed concert had to be canceled because of “complex production issues.”
The Houston rapper’s new movie, Circus Maximus, comes out simultaneously with his new album. Scott wrote and directed the movie, which A24 made. According to AMC, the movie will “take his audience on a mind-bending visual odyssey worldwide, tied together by the speaker-rattling sounds of his highly anticipated upcoming album Utopia.” Some AMC theaters will show the movie on July 27, July 30, and August 1 and 2.
He also posted the five Utopia album covers taken by Pieter Hugo and Kristina Nagel, one by one on Instagram before the album came out on Friday.