FUTURE OFFICIALLY BECOMES ONE OF THE TOP-ACHIEVING GOLD & PLATINUM RAPPERS OF ALL-TIME
HONORED WITH RIAA PLAQUE COMMEMORATING 95 MILLION UNITS CERTIFIED
Reaching rarified air once again, Future just received recognition from the RIAA in observance of over 95 million units certified throughout his career thus far. During an exclusive event at Soho House Miami Beach, RIAA COO, Michele Ballantyne and Epic Records Chairwoman & CEO, Sylvia Rhone honored the GRAMMY® Award-winning Atlanta hip-hop titan with the presentation of plaques to commemorate this unprecedented milestone.
This honor notably encompasses 9 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 record-breaking album I NEVER LIKED YOU reaching Gold status, while WAIT FOR U featuring Drake hit double-Platinum and PUFFIN ON ZOOTIEZ certified Gold.
"We’re thrilled to celebrate that Future now has 95 million RIAA certified units spanning 9 albums and 68 separate singles! He’s in an elite group - very few artists have achieved this level of success in the history of our nearly 65 year old program. Congratulations to Future and his incredible Epic Records and Freebandz teams!” - Michele Ballantyne, COO, RIAA.
His latest chart-dominating blockbuster #1 album, 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 5th artist in history to simultaneously debut at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard 200 with I NEVER LIKED YOU atop the 200 and “WAIT FOR U” at #1 on the Hot 100. On Spotify, he captured #1-10 on Top Songs Debut USA Chart in addition to landing a #1 US and Global Album Debut. Not to mention, he became the most-streamed artist on Spotify worldwide on April 29. 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 #1 on the Billboard200 and moving a staggering 221,512 units first-week in the US alone. This notably marks Future his 8th #1 album on the Billboard 200 with the most seven-day sales of his illustrious career so far.
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