Rap icon continues reign with new album
Future has uncovered the music video for “I’m Dat N.” The track remains yet another standout from his chart-dominating blockbuster No. 1 album, I Never Liked You. Once again, Future delivers a sexy, slick, and scorching video to accompany this banger.
Recently, Future received recognition from the RIAA in observance of over 95 million units certified throughout his career thus far. This honor notably encompasses nine albums and 68 separate songs as he inches towards 100 million units awarded, counting US sales and streams, and earns one of the highest totals in the history of the 65-year-old program according to the RIAA. Future was also presented with a plaque for his I Never Liked You reaching gold status, while “Wait For U” featuring Drake hit 2x Platinum and “Puffin’ On Zootiez” certified Gold.
Influence Media Partners has acquired the Grammy Award-winner’s publishing catalog from 2004 to 2020, which spans 612 titles including chart-toppers with Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna and The Weeknd. The impressive catalog marks Influence Media’s latest eight-figure acquisition and builds on the company’s commitment to investing in modern evergreens and cementing hip hop and R&B’s high value in the music rights marketplace.
“I put everything into my music, and I wanted to make sure these were in good hands as I thought about the next chapter of these songs,” Future shares. “I’m proud to partner up with Rene and the team at Influence Media and send a signal that this music has timeless value. My music is my art, and these songs represent some of the most precious artwork of my career.”
I Never Liked You continues to put up numbers, further securing his place in history with this magnum opus. Upon arrival, he emerged as the fifth artist in history to simultaneously debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 with I Never Liked You atop the 200 and “Wait For U” at No. 1 on the Hot 100.
On Spotify, he captured No. 1-10 on Top Songs Debut USA Chart in addition to landing a No. 1 US and Global Album Debut. Not to mention, he became the most-streamed artist on Spotify worldwide on April 29th. The album notably demolished the record for highest first-day streams for an album released in 2022 on Apple Music worldwide and the record for highest first-day streams ever for a Hip-Hop/Rap album released in Spatial Audio on Apple Music Worldwide.
I Never Liked You crashed the charts as the biggest debut of the rapper’s career, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and moving a staggering 221,512 units first-week in the US alone. This notably marks Future his eighth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with the most seven-day sales of his illustrious career so far.