The album was released in September of 2016 and debut at number one on the Billboard chart after selling 88,000 equivalent album units in the first week of release. In an interview with Billboard, Travis Scott spoke about the project not getting its due respect from the industry despite his rise in the business over the last few years.
“I worked so hard on Rodeo and Birds,” he said. “It might not have been recognized by the masses, but my fans always went hard. This year I’m on a mission to be heard.” Despite both albums selling well in the digital space, Travis Scott says he has failed to receive critical acclaim by not even getting a Grammy nomination for his work. Other artists have echoed similar sentiments about being snubbed by the Grammy’s while some of his other peers are getting the Grammy red carpet rolled out for them like JAY-Z and Kendrick Lamar who both lead the list of nominees this year.
As for why he didn’t get a Grammy nod, Travis Scott says he has no idea but hopes that one day he will get the respect that he thinks that he deserves. “Maybe nobody played them the album, I don’t know,” the G.O.O.D. Music rapper added.
Travis Scott has a new collaborative album out with Quavo, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart and No. 1 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart. He is currently working on his new album AstroWorld which is due in the spring of this year. His collaborator Quavo is currently getting ready to drop his new Migos album Culture 2, due this month. Perhaps AstroWorld will earn him his first Grammy nomination, keep your head up Travis.