Comprising of three family members, Quavo, Takeoff and Offset, Migos is a hip hop group from Georgia. Formed in 2009, the group is known for its chart topping hits, such as “Versace” and “Bad and Boujee”. Migos is widely accepted as the purveyor of trap music and global trends such as the dab. In the coming weeks, the trio will be seen performing at a series of venues across the US.
They will travel to the Riviera Theater in Chicago, the West Virginia University Coliseum in Morgantown, the Covelli Center in Youngstown, the Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, The Great Saltair in Magna and the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, Colorado. Migos tickets for these shows are selling out fast, you better get yours before they are all sold out!
Formation and Early Days
Migos is basically a family band – Quavo, 26 and Offset, 25 are cousins and Takeoff, 22, Is Quavo’s nephew. The band was formed in 2009 and was initially known as Polo Club. The three members grew up together in Gwinnett County. The band released its first musical project, a mixtape, in August 2011, called Juug. Another mixtape, called No Label was soon released on 1st June, 2012.
Breakthrough – “Versace”
In 2013, Migos released their single “Versace”, which proved to be a major breakthrough for their career. The single, produced by Zaytoven, peaked at number 99 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and gave Migos the kind of fame they were looking for. In late 2013, this song was purchased by Drake and was released in a remixed format, with one verse added. Drake also performed the single at the 2013 iHeartRadio Music Festival, giving it more recognition across the country.
Young Rich Niggas
After carving a niche for themselves in the industry, the trio then released their mixtape, Y.R.N. (Young Rich Niggas). The single, “Versace” was featured on this album and received a lot of critical acknowledgement. This work was compared with the work of Gucci Mane, Soulja Boy and Future. In 2013, “Versace” was listed at the third spot on XXL’s “The 25 Best Songs of 2013”. The album, Y.R.N. also ranked as the 27th best album of 2013 and the sixth best hip hop album of the year, according to SPIN.
More Mixtapes and the Debut Album
Following this initial success, Migos began working on some new music. They released their second mixtape, called, No Label 2, in February 2014. Within the first week of its release, the tape was downloaded more than 100,000 times and was certified gold on DatPiff. The mixtape was described as “extensive and impressive” by Vibe.
Further success followed when the single “Fight Night” peaked at number 69 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2014. Migos’ mixtape, Rich Nigga Timeline, released in November 2014 was voted as the 7th best rap album of 2014 by Rolling Stone.
In February 2015, the trio gave their fans a taste of their new album by releasing the lead single “One Time”. The single quickly gained a lot of attention and peaked at number 34 on the US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The album, titled Yung Rich Nation, was eventually released in July 2015. It contained singles with guest appearances from big names, such as Young Thug and Chris Brown. Yung Rich Nation managed to sell more than 15,000 copies in the first week of sales and was very well received by critics. It subsequently landed at the 3rd spot on the Top Rap Albums charts.
Culture and Culture 2
In October 2016, Migos released the lead single, “Bad and Boujee”, from their upcoming second studio album. The song featured vocals from another American rapper, Lil Uzi Vert. It topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the first chart-topper by the group. The album, Culture, was released in January 2017 and has been very well received so far.
The lead single from Migos’ third studio album, Culture 2, called “MotorSport” was released in October 2017 and featured Nicki Minaj and Cardi B.
The Musical Style of Migos
Migos are mainly a hip-hop and trap band and are known to have created global trends such as the dab – a “head-dropped arm-bent dance”. The actor and musician Donald Glover praised the work of Migos at the Golden Globe Awards in January 2017, in the following words,
“They’re the Beatles of this generation… There’s a generation of kids — like, the YouTube generation I came up with — that are growing up on something that’s completely separate from a whole group of people. That song, Bad and Boujee, is just fly.”
Awards and Nominations
In a short space of time, Migos have managed to make quite a name for themselves. They have won several awards and accolades since starting out in 2009. They won the BET Award for Best Group and for Best Collaboration (for “Bad and Boujee”). In addition to this, “Bad and Boujee” was also nominated for the Video of the Year Award and the Viewers’ Choice Award at the BET Awards in 2017. The song also got nominated for the Best Hip Hop Video at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2017.
In previous years, the band has been nominated at the BET Hip Hop Awards, in the categories of Rookie of the Year, Best Club Banger and Best Mixtape, Top Rap Song and Best Group categories.
Migos Tour Tickets
Good news for the fans of Migos – Migos tour tickets are now available for their upcoming shows. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to catch this young new band live in action, as they make their way across the country to multiple cities, including Chicago, Morgantown, Youngstown, San Diego, Magna and Morrison.