Rapper Travis Scott just notched one of the most-watched events of the year -- all from within a video game.
Last night (April 23), the “Sicko Mode” rapper took over Fortnite, one of the gaming world’s most popular online multiplayer video games, for the premiere of his much-hyped Astronomical concert experience that took place inside of the game.
Scott kicked off the 10-minute show with performance of his Grammy-nominated hit song and “Sicko Mode'' followed by his fan-favorite cuts “Stargazing,” “Goosebumps,” and “Highest In The Room.”
Epic Games, the developer behind Fortnite, took to Twitter where they announced that more than 12.3 million virtual attendees watched the livestream across digital platforms. The developer stated that his performance set an “all-time record” for the multiplayer game. The record was previously held by electronic music producer and DJ Marshmello, who had an audience of 10.7 million tune in for his in-game concert in 2019, according to The Verge.
During the performance, Travis also previewed his highly-anticipated collaboration with Kid Cudi, “The Scotts,” much to the elation of their fans, which officially dropped hours later.
Epic Games unveiled the event earlier this week on their website, describing it as “an other-worldly experience inspired by Cactus Jack’s creations, built from the ground up in Fortnite.”
For those who missed out, Fortnite will be livestreaming three more shows this weekend on Saturday (April 25) at midnight, 11 A.M., and 6 P.M E.T. “Doors” open 30 minutes before each show so that fans can secure a place on the game’s service ahead of the performance.
Listen to “The Scotts” below:
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