HIP HOP ICON FUTURE DOMINATES CHARTS AROUND THE WORLD AT #1 WITH NINTH FULL-LENGTH ALBUM I NEVER LIKED YOU
#1 ON APPLE MUSIC IN OVER 58 COUNTRIES
All 16 SONGS CURRENTLY CHARTING IN THE TOP 20 HOLDING POSITIONS #1-#16
Future’s I Never Liked You has arrived as the #1 album in the world. His ninth full-length offering ascended to #1 on Apple Music in the U.S., with all 16 songs currently charting in the Top 20 on Apple music, holding positions #1 – #16. Additionally, it skyrocketed to #1 in 58 countries on Apple Music, capturing the top spot in UK, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Nigeria, South Africa, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Portugal. Meanwhile, it vaulted into in the Top 5 in France (#2), Germany (#2), Norway (#3), Austria (#2), Switzerland (#2), Sweden (#3), Italy (#4), Spain (#5). Listen to I Never Liked You HERE via Freebandz/Epic Records.
As the most anticipated album of 2022, I Never Liked You has delivered for tastemakers as well. Vulture hailed it as “a sound that’s both instantly recognizable and easily distinguishable from past works,” and Rolling Stone applauded, “I Never Like You is filled with turn-up boasts and emotional pleas, a familiar blend that has defined Future’s catalogue.” Billboard raved, “The Hall of Fame tandem of Future and Drake catch another win on the slow-winding song ‘WAIT FOR YOU.” Complex summed it up best, “The highs of the album demonstrate why people would propose Future as the best rapper alive.”
It’s no wonder GQ recently christened him “the best rapper alive.”
To celebrate the arrival of the record, The GRAMMY® Award-winning, diamond-certified icon just uncovered the event-level music video for “Keep It Burnin” [feat. Kanye West]. Bound to set the internet on fire, the cinematic clip continues a tradition of blockbuster visuals for Future whose total career YouTube views have exceeded 8 billion and counting.
The album stands out as Future’s first body of work since 2020’s platinum-selling High Off Life, which emerged as his sixth consecutive #1 debut on the Billboard Top 200. He stacks I Never Liked You with powerhouse anthems. The single “Wait For U” [feat. Drake & Tems] showcases the emotional side of Future, and is an instantly quotable anthem, while he also links with Drake yet again for “I’m On One.” He continues showcasing his most emotional and honest songwriting yet with the crooning solo cut “Love U Better,” while Atlanta stands up with the raucous and raw “For A Nut” [feat. Young Thug & Gunna], and “Voodoo” [feat. Kodak Black] conjures an unbreakable spell of its own. The album concludes with “Back to the Basics,” marking a full circle moment for the hip hop titan. These sixteen tracks seal the record’s status as the biggest and boldest release of the year.
Check out the full tracklisting below.
Last week, GQ revealed Future as the cover of their May 2022 issue in a massive and insightful feature. Penned by Elliott Wilson, it marks his first cover issue of the publication. Calling I Never Liked You “reignited, unstoppable,” the profile makes its case for one indisputable fact: “His impact can’t be denied. Especially not after eight solo albums, 19 solo mixtapes, one collaborative album, four collaborative mixtapes, two EPs, and one soundtrack (for 2018’s Superfly). Worldwide, he’s been streamed over 30 billion times and has, in the process, inspired an entire generation of rappers. Few artists are as prolific. When you survey the hip-hop landscape, no other artist has been as consistently excellent, or as influential, for as long as he has. He invented his own sound, which has since become the dominant style in rap. He has delivered hit after hit after hit. And he’s done it all on his own terms. I’ll say it again: Future is the best rapper alive.” For the cover of his new album and additional promotional materials, Future chose images from his recent GQ cover shoot. Photo credit: Gregory Harris for GQ.
Next up, he will headline Rolling Loud Miami at Hard Rock Stadium on July 23 this summer.
The king has returned…
02. I’m Dat N****
03. Keep It Burnin (feat. Kanye West)
04. For A Nut (feat. Young Thug & Gunna)
05. Puffin On Zootiez
06. Gold Stacks
07. Wait For U (feat. Drake & Tems)
08. Love U Better
09. Massaging Me
10. Chickens (feat. EST Gee)
11. We Jus Wanna Get Real High
12. Voodoo (feat. Kodak Black)
13. Holy Ghost
14. The Way Things Going
15. I’m On One (feat. Drake)
16. Back to the Basics