Born In: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Future is one of the hottest American rappers of the recent times; he has everything going for him–the fan following, the music, the sound and the chartbusting albums. He has been dubbed by Billboard as the ‘Future of the Music’. And why not, for he officially became the first ever artist to knock out his own album (FUTURE) from the number 1 spot to replace it with yet another album of his (HNDRXX). With this, Future became the only musician in the Billboard’s history to ever debut two back-to-back #1 albums. Interestingly, it was his cousin who first introduced him to music and rapping. Little did Future know that his fate would be sealed and so would be his stage name for life. Since 2010, Future has released several mixtapes and albums, each of which have charted to the top spot. In 2012, he made the big leap with his debut album ‘Pluto’ that opened to positive reviews. He soon followed it up with equally successful second and third album. In 2015, Future hit it big internationally with his chartbursting album ‘DS2’ and super hit mixtape ‘What A Time To Be Alive’. With a universal influence and omnipresent chart dominance, Future surely seems to be the ‘Future’ of music.
Also Known As: Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn
children: Future Zahir Wilburn
Born Country: United States
City: Atlanta, Georgia
Notable Alumni: Columbia High School
U.S. State: Georgia
education: Columbia High School
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Future was born as Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn on November 20, 1983, in Atlanta, Georgia in a family of street hustlers. He attended Columbia High School.
Future’s debut album ‘Pluto’ was released in April 2012. It included remixes of ‘Tony Montana’ featuring Drake and ‘Magic’ featuring T.I. ‘Magic’ went on to become Future’s first single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart. ‘Pluto’ had inputs from Trae Tha Truth, R. Kelly and Snoop Dogg. Later in 2012, Future wrote, produced and was featured on ‘Loveeeeeee Song’ taken from Barbadian singer Rihanna's seventh studio album ‘Unapologetic’.
Following the release of ‘FBG: The Movie’, Future announced the coming of his second studio album ‘Future Hendrix’. Much unlike his debut venture, ‘Future Hendrix’ was deemed to be more substantive musical affair featuring R&B music. Its lead single ‘Karate Chop’ featuring casino premiered on January 2013. In August, Future changed the title of his album to ‘Honest’. After much speculations, ‘Honest’ was released on April 2014. The album featured inputs from Kanye West, Rihanna, Ciara, Drake, Kelly Rowland, Jeremih, Diplo and André 3000 amongst many others.
On July 2015, Future came up with his next successful album ‘DS2’. He followed it up with a collaborative mixtape, with Canadian rapper, Drake, titled ‘What a Time to Be Alive’ later in the year. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Billboard R&B Charts and Billboard Hot Rap Songs thereby making Future the first rapper in more than a decade to have two number one albums in a year. The mixtape alone sold over 334,000 copies in the U.S.
Though Future’s career started way back in 2010, his first major breakthrough came in, in 2015, when he came up with his album ‘DS2’ and a collaborative mixtape with Canadian rapper Drake titled ‘What a Time to Be Alive’. Both the albums were major hits and performed exceptionally well. The albums debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, Billboard R&B Charts and Billboard Hot Rap Songs thereby making Future the first rapper to have two number one albums in a year.
In 2017, Future surprised his fans by giving them two albums back to back within a week of each other’s release, the first was his self-titled fifth album ‘Future’ and the second being his sixth album titled ‘HNDRXX’. Both the albums peaked at number one on the Billboard 200 and Canadian Albums Chart thereby making Future the first artists ever to have two albums debut at the top position.
Future has won the BET Hip Hop Awards twice, once in 2014, in the category Best Club Banger for ‘Move That Dope’. In 2015, he won the Best Mixtape award for his ’56 Nights’.
Future has had a colourful personal life. He has seven children, each with different women: Jessica Smith, Brittni Mealy, India J, Joie Chavis, and Ciara. His children include Prince, Jakobi, Paris, Londyn, Kash, Future Zahir and Hendrix.
In October 2013, Future was engaged to Ciara. However, she called off the engagement in August 2014, due to his infidelity. Their son, Future Zahir Wilburn, was born on May 2014.
In 2018, he dated Nicki Minaj. He was romatically linked to Lori Harvey in 2019. He also started dating rapper Dess Dior. In late 2021, it was reported that the couple called quits, however, in 2022, they again became romantically linked.
Currently, Future has legal proceedings against him by both Jessica Smith and Ciara. While Smith has sued him for failing to pay child support, Ciara has sued him for defamation, slander and libel. Two women from Texas and Florida respectively also filed paternity suits against Future in 2019, claiming that he was the father of their respective children, however, the woman in Texas dropped her paternity suit in 2020.
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