Future lands biggest debut of 2022

Ninth full-length album tops Billboard Top 200

Making history, Future’s blockbuster new album I Never Liked You has officially achieved the biggest debut of 2022 and the biggest debut of the rapper’s career, crashing the Billboard Top 200 at No. 1 and moving a staggering 221,512 units first-week in the US alone. This notably marks his eighth No. 1 album on the Top 200 with the most seven-day sales of his illustrious career so far.

Simultaneously, the explosive single “Wait For U” [feat. Drake & Tems] has captured No. 1 on the Hot 100, representing his first No. 1 on the respective chart as a lead artist and the No. 1 song in the country! He notched four songs total in the Hot 100, which includes No. 4 “Puffin On Zooties,” #8 “712PM,” and #10 “I’m Dat N****.” Not only that, Future proves he remains a global influence on music, achieving career high milestones throughout the world. I Never Liked You has bowed at No. 1 in Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, No. 2 in the UK and Netherlands, No. 3 in Switzerland, No. 5 in Norway, No. 6 in Ireland, and No, 10 in Belgium. With the receipts to prove it, Future remains hotter than ever, and the undisputed king of the culture in 2022.

Dominating the conversation in every way, the music video for “Wait For U” has already cracked 5.6 million views and counting since releasing late last week, and has trended globally in North America, Africa, Europe, Australia and beyond.

It was only last week that he raised the bar by smashing the record for most first-day streams of any album released in 2022 on Apple Music worldwide. It also generated the most first-day streams ever for a hip hop/rap album released in Spatial Audio, on Apple Music worldwide. Additionally, on April 29th he was the most-streamed artist on Spotify globally. Plus, he even sold out a highly exclusive I Never Liked You merch capsule designed by DONDA and Cactus Flea Market.

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