Where would we be without Future Hendrix? For a decade, he’s been placing his stamp as a cornerstone of Atlanta rap! Cooking up his toxic masculinity into a relatable sound, his syrupy autotuned delivery infiltrated mainstream rap and R&B. From honest sonics by newer artists like Juice WRLD to collabs with superstars, Future is bigger than the label of mumble rap. After all, he’s been credited as charging up the rap game by a legend like Andre 3000! Now, we at THP salute as Future enters the upper echelon as a best-selling rapper!
Pluto Flies Into Orbit
Following 2022’s I Never Liked You, the RIAA honored Future with plaques in recognition of over 95 million units across several albums in his catalog! Additionally, his recent singles ‘Wait for U’ & ‘Puffin on Zootiez’ are both certified gold. This milestone is monumental, as the rapper earns one of the highest sales totals in RIAA’s history!
“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- RIAA COO
If you’re a true hip-hop head, this accolade comes as no surprise to us. The man’s been on a marathon since his commercial breakthrough Pluto & cult classic DS2. Not to mention, Future’s presence extends to his songwriting for Beyonce & Rihanna along with collabs ranging from Drake to FKA Twigs! We would’ve figured that Future reached this peak even sooner.
If LeBron James & James Caan are vouching for him as part of 2010s rap’s Mount Rushmore, then there’s nothing else to say. Nearing 100 million units in total, it’s about damn time Future reaches his place as a hip-hop titan! Super Future lives forever!