JackBoys

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JackBoys
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Compilation album by
ReleasedDecember 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)
Length21:23
Label
Producer
Travis Scott chronology
Astroworld
(2018)
JackBoys
(2019)
Singles from JackBoys
  1. "Highest in the Room (Remix)"
    Released: December 27, 2019
  2. "Had Enough"
    Released: December 27, 2019

JackBoys (stylized in all caps) is a compilation album[1][2] by American record label, Cactus Jack Records and American rapper Travis Scott. JackBoys are a collective and group of American rappers signed to Scott's Cactus Jack Records, which is made up of Scott himself, Sheck Wes, Don Toliver, Luxury Tax, and Scott's DJ, Chase B. The album was released on December 27, 2019. It features guest appearances from Rosalía, Lil Baby, Quavo and Offset from the hip hop trio Migos, Young Thug, and Pop Smoke. Upon debut, JackBoys opened atop the US Billboard 200 on January 11, 2020, becoming the first number one album of the 2020s. This is Scott's second album to debut atop the chart since his third studio album, Astroworld (2018).

Background[edit]

After the release of Travis Scott's third studio album, Astroworld (2018), artists Sheck Wes and Don Toliver began to rise to popularity after they appeared on the album. Wes's June 2017 song "Mo Bamba" went viral in 2018, while Toliver's May 2019 song "No Idea" went viral on the app TikTok in the same year. Wes and Toliver both helped Scott on Astroworld. Wes was featured on "No Bystanders" and Toliver was featured on "Can't Say".

On November 29, 2019, Scott released JackBoys merchandise on his website, including a digital album preorder for $10.

On December 24, 2019, Scott revealed on Twitter that the album would be released within the week.[3]

On December 26, 2019, a day before the album was released, the cover art and release date were revealed and the song titles were leaked on Shazam.[4]

Commercial performance[edit]

JackBoys debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with 154,000 album-equivalent units, of which 79,000 were pure album sales.[5]All the songs on the album debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 with the exception of the track, "JackBoys".[6]

Track listing[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[7]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Highest in the Room (Remix)" (performed by Travis Scott featuring Rosalía and Lil Baby)4:05
2."JackBoys"
0:47
3."Gang Gang" (with Sheck Wes)
  • WondaGurl
  • Vou[a]
4:05
4."Had Enough" (performed by Don Toliver featuring Quavo and Offset)2:37
5."Out West" (featuring Young Thug)
  • Buddah Bless
  • Jabz
2:38
6."What to Do?" (with Travis Scott and Don Toliver)
  • Toliver
  • Webster
  • James Cyr
  • Julius-Alexander Brown
  • Niv Kalisky
  • Dean
  • Sarah Schachner
  • London Cyr
  • Jenius
  • Dean
  • Niv[b]
  • Schachner[b]
4:10
7."Gatti" (with Pop Smoke and Travis Scott)
3:01
Total length:21:23

Notes

  • ^[a] signifies a co-producer
  • ^[b] signifies a miscellaneous producer
  • All tracks are stylized in all caps.
  • "JackBoys" was titled as "Intro" when the album released and changed a day later

Sample credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[7]

  • David Rodriguez – recording (track 1)
  • Travis Scott – recording (tracks 3, 5, 6)
  • Rob Bisel – recording (tracks 3, 6)
  • Colton Eatmon – engineering (track 4)
  • Trevor Coulter – engineering (track 4)
  • Flo – recording (track 5)
  • Derek Anderson – recording (track 6)
  • Nate Alford – recording (track 7)
  • Jon Sher – engineering assistant (tracks 1, 3)
  • Josh Harris – engineering assistant (track 1)
  • Sean Solymar – engineering assistant (tracks 1, 7)
  • Jimmy Cash – engineering assistant (tracks 1, 3, 7)
  • Mike Dean – mixing (all tracks), mastering (all tracks)

Charts[edit]

Chart (2020) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[8] 5
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[9] 5
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 19
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[11] 33
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[12] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[13] 6
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[14] 8
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 25
Italian Albums (FIMI)[16] 21
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[17] 5
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[18] 1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[19] 10
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[20] 6
US Billboard 200[5] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hussey, Allison (December 27, 2019). "Listen to Travis Scott's New JACKBOYS Compilation". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ Espinoza, Joshua (December 27, 2019). "Travis Scott Drops Cactus Jack Compilation Project 'JACKBOYS'". Complex. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  3. ^ WEBSTER, JACQUES (2019-12-24). "WHOLE GANG IS DELIRIOUS JACKBOYS PACK THIS WEEK? SHALL THE FANS EAT !!!!!! UNBUCKLE UR SEAT BELTS pic.twitter.com/TCJDYcgWs1". @trvisXX. Retrieved 2019-12-28.
  4. ^ @STRAPPEDUS (2019-12-26). "Tracklisting for Travis Scott's Cactus Jack project "JACKBOYS" is making it's way into Shazam's system pic.twitter.com/MYFYs56feU" (Tweet). Retrieved 2019-12-28 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ a b Caulfield, Keith (January 5, 2020). "Travis Scott-led 'Jackboys' Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200, As Christmas Albums Depart Chart". Billboard. Retrieved January 6, 2020.
  6. ^ "Chart History (Hot 100) - JackBoys". Billboard. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  7. ^ a b "JACKBOYS / JACKBOYS". Tidal. Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  8. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. January 6, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  9. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Jackboys – Jackboys" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jackboys – Jackboys" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jackboys – Jackboys" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  12. ^ "Travis Scott Has 1st No. 1 Album of 2020". FYIMusicNews. Retrieved January 7, 2020.
  13. ^ "Hitlisten.NU – Album Top-40 Uge 52, 2019". Hitlisten. Retrieved January 8, 2020.
  14. ^ "Jackboys: Jackboys" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland. Retrieved January 5, 2020.
  15. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Jackboys – Jackboys" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved January 3, 2020.
  16. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 1 (dal 27.12.2019 al 2.1.2020)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  17. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. January 6, 2020. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  18. ^ "VG-lista – Topp 40 Album uke 1, 2020". VG-lista. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  19. ^ "Veckolista Album, vecka 1". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved January 4, 2020.
  20. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Jackboys – Jackboys". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 8, 2020.