Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), better known by the stage name Future, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Known for his mumble-influenced vocal range and prolific output, Future is considered a pioneer of the use of melodies and vocal effects in modern trap music. Due to the sustained contemporary popularity of his musical style, Future is regarded as one of the most influential rappers of his generation.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Future signed a recording contract with A1 Recordings and Epic Records in 2011, and released the albums Pluto (2012) and Honest (2014), which contained the platinum singles "Turn On the Lights", "Honest", "Move That Dope", and "I Won". He then achieved major critical and commercial success with DS2 (2015) and its singles "Fuck Up Some Commas" and "Where Ya At", and followed it with Evol (2016) and the lead single "Low Life". Future's eponymous fifth album and its successor Hndrxx (both 2017) made him the first artist since 2014 to debut two albums in consecutive weeks atop the US Billboard 200; the former contained the international hits "Used to This" and "Mask Off".
After departing A1, Future released the albums The Wizrd (2019); High Off Life (2020), which featured the RIAA certified Diamond single "Life Is Good". In 2021, Future achieved his first number-one single on the Hot 100 after a record-breaking 125 entries after featuring alongside Young Thug on Drake's "Way 2 Sexy". His ninth album, I Never Liked You (2022), spawned his second number-one hit and highest charting single as a lead artist "Wait for U".
Future's prolific output is derived by accompanying solo and collaborative releases to his albums. He released the mixtapes Beast Mode (with Zaytoven), 56 Nights, and What a Time to Be Alive (with Drake) in 2015; the latter included the single "Jumpman". He released the full-length collaborative projects Super Slimey (2017) with Young Thug, Wrld on Drugs (2018) with Juice Wrld, and Pluto x Baby Pluto (2020) with Lil Uzi Vert. Among the best selling musicians, Future's accolades include a Grammy Award at the 61st Grammy Awards for Best Rap Performance for the song "King's Dead" alongside Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, and James Blake.
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