Future Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Future is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer born on November 20, 1983. He’s famous for his unique style of using Auto-Tuned vocals in trap music which has had a big influence on the genre. Future has been praised as one of the most influential rappers of his time.

Future started his music career in 2011 when he signed with Rocko’s A1 Recordings later teaming up with Epic Records. His first two albums “Pluto” in 2012 and “Honest” in 2014 were both critically acclaimed and commercially successful. They featured hit singles like “Turn On the Lights” “Honest” “Move That Dope” with Pharrell Williams and Pusha T and “I Won” featuring Kanye West.

His later albums “DS2” (2015) and “Evol” (2016) both debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart. They included popular songs such as “Where Ya At” with Drake and “Low Life” with The Weeknd. He made history in 2017 by becoming the first artist to release back-to-back chart-topping albums in consecutive weeks with his self-titled album and “Hndrxx.” “Mask Off” from his self-titled album became his first top-ten single on the Billboard Hot 100.

Future continued his success after leaving A1 Recordings with albums like “The Wizrd” (2019) and “High Off Life” (2020). The latter featured the diamond-certified hit “Life Is Good” with Drake. In 2021 he achieved his first number-one song on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Way 2 Sexy” a collaboration with Drake and Young Thug.

His ninth album “I Never Liked You” released in 2022 included the single “Wait for U” featuring Drake and Tems which became his second song to top the charts and earned him a Grammy Award for Best Melodic Rap Performance. He has also released several successful mixtapes and collaborative projects including “Beast Mode”, “56 Nights” and “What a Time to Be Alive” with Drake.

Full NameNayvadius DeMun Wilburn
Date of BirthNovember 20, 1983
Place of BirthAtlanta, Georgia, USA
OccupationRapper, Singer
Height6 feet 2 inches (188 cm)
PartnersCiara (ex-partner)
ChildrenHendrix Wilburn, Jakobi Wilburn
Londyn Wilburn, Prince Wilburn
Net Worth$50 million

Future’s Early Life and Education

Future Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn also known as Future born on November 20, 1983, in Atlanta Georgia, He attended Columbia High School in Decatur. When he was sixteen around 1999 or 2000, Future was shot in the hand and robbed a moment that deeply impacted his life.

Future started his music career as part of the Georgia-based group Dungeon Family initially going by the name “Meathead.” His cousin Rico Wade a key member of Dungeon Family’s production team encouraged him to join. He was part of a smaller hip-hop group within Dungeon Family called “Da Connect” where he earned the nickname “The Future.” Although their album was planned for release in 2003 it never came out. Future’s first solo track “Belly of da Beast” was part of this project.

During his early days with “Da Connect” Future didn’t use autotune like he would later in his career. He appeared in several Dungeon Family music videos and got his first songwriting credit for Ludacris’s “Blueberry Yum Yum” produced by Organized Noize in 2004.

Rico Wade urged Future to refine his songwriting and pursue a career in rap seeing it as a way out of street life. He credits Wade as the “mastermind” behind his musical style. Atlanta rapper Rocko later discovered Future and signed him to his A1 Recordings label.

From 2010 to early 2011, Future released several mixtapes like “1000 Dirty Sprite” and “True Story”. The mixtape True Story featured the track “Tony Montana” inspired by the movie Scarface. He gained popularity in the Atlanta scene after DJ Esco played his songs at Magic City a famous strip club known for boosting artists’ careers.

In April 2011, Future collaborated with rapper YC on the single “Racks” which became his first hit reaching number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100. Later that year, Future teamed up with Gucci Mane for the mixtape Free Bricks.”

Career

Future Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Future signed a big record deal with Epic Records in September 2011 just before his mixtape “Streetz Calling came out”. XXL magazine described the mixtape as having a range of styles from confident boasts to futuristic party tracks about drinking and drugs to stories about hustling. Pitchfork said Future almost perfected a style blending singing and rapping using Auto-Tune where he talks about his past selling drugs but in a new way.

Even though Future said Streetz Calling would be his last mixtape before his first studio album he released another mixtape called Astronaut Status in January 2012. By December 2011, Future was on the cover of The FADER magazine. XXL noted that while Astronaut Status didn’t reach the highs of his earlier hits like ‘Racks’ and ‘Tony Montana’ it kept the buzz going into 2012. He was also named in XXL’s Freshmen list for 2012.

His debut album “Pluto” which was originally set for January 2012 came out on April 17 instead. The first singles from Pluto were new versions of his earlier songs “Tony Montana”, “Go Harder”, and “Magic” featuring T.I. “Magic”, which became his first solo single to enter the Billboard Hot 100 chart reaching number 69. His next singles “Same Damn Time” and “Turn on the Lights” also made the Hot 100 with “Turn on the Lights” earning platinum certification and a remix with Lil Wayne. The album featured collaborations with artists like R. Kelly Snoop Dogg and others.

Future continued his momentum into 2013 performing on Pusha T’s single “Pain” and repackaging Pluto as Pluto 3D with new songs. He collaborated with Rihanna on “Loveeeeeee Song” for her album Unapologetic. In January 2013, he released the mixtape “F.B.G.: The Movie” featuring artists from his Freebandz label which earned platinum status for its popularity.

Future announced his second studio album originally titled “He Hendrix” but later changed to “Honest” which was set for release in April 2014. The album featured a mix of R&B and street music and included collaborations with Ciara, Kanye West, Drake, and others. Leading up Honest Future released singles like “Karate Chop”, “Honest”, “Move That Dope” featuring Pharrell and Pusha T, and “I Won” featuring Kanye West.

In 2015, He released DS2 and collaborated with Drake on the mixtape What a Time to Be Alive which debuted at number one on several Billboard charts. He followed up with mixtapes like Purple Reign and his fourth studio album “EVOL” which debuted on DJ Khaled‘s radio show in 2016. Future became known for charting three number-one albums faster than any artist since 2010.

Future Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Future’s success continued with his fifth studio album self-titled he released in February 2017, followed by Hndrxx a week later. Both albums debuted at number one making Future the first artist to achieve this feat since 2004. Later in 2017, he collaborated with Young Thug on the mixtape Super Slimey and with Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran on the hit song “End Game”.

In January 2018, Future worked with Kendrick Lamar, James Blake, and Jay Rock on the song “King’s Dead” for the Black Panther movie soundtrack and Jay Rock’s album Redemption. The song received Grammy nominations for Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song marking Future’s first Grammy nods. He also curated the soundtrack for the movie Superfly released in June 2018. Later that year he teamed up with Juice Wrld for the mixtape “Wrld On Drugs” which debuted at number two on the Billboard 200.

In January 2019, he released his seventh studio album “Future Hndrxx Presents: The Wizrd”. It topped the Billboard 200 with several tracks charting on the Billboard Hot 100 boosting his ranking among artists with the most Hot 100 entries. At the 2019, Grammy Awards, he won his first Grammy for Best Rap Performance for “King’s Dead.”

In June 2019, Future released another project a solo EP titled Save Me which debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200.

From 2020 onwards, Future continued his successful streak with albums like “High Off Life” which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in May 2020. He also collaborated with Lil Uzi Vert on the album “Pluto x Baby Pluto” which peaked at number two on the Billboard 200 in November 2020. Future set a new record for the most Billboard Hot 100 entries by a solo artist.

In April 2022, GQ named Future one of the “best rappers alive.” He released his ninth studio album “I Never Liked You” later that month. He also released a collaborative album with Metro Boomin titled “We Don’t Trust You” in March 2024.

Net Worth

Future has an estimated net worth of $50 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth. The main source of Future’s net worth primarily comes from his successful career as a rapper, songwriter, and producer. He earns money through record sales, concerts, and endorsements.

Additionally, he invests in businesses and real estate, which can increase his wealth over time. His ability to create popular music and diversify his investments are key factors in growing his net worth in the future.

Personal life

Future Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

In his own words, he has seven children with different mothers although one child’s paternity has been legally questioned. He’s also adopted one of his daughter’s half-brothers. Back in October 2013, he was engaged to Ciara the mother of one of his sons but their relationship ended in August 2014 due to his unfaithfulness.

In 2016, Future faced legal action from Jessica Smith and Ciara. Smith sued him for not paying child support claiming their son was suffering emotionally and behaviorally due to Future’s neglect. Ciara sued Future for defamation slander and libel. A judge ruled in October 2016 that Future’s critical tweets about Ciara weren’t related to the $15 million she was seeking.

In 2019, two women from Florida and Texas separately filed paternity suits alleging he fathered their children—a daughter and a son respectively. By 2020 the Texas woman withdrew her paternity suit.

Musical style

Future Biography, Career, Net Worth, And Other Interesting Facts

Future’s music is often described as trap music. He heavily relies on Auto-Tune in his songs using it for both rapping and singing. Critics have praised his use of Auto-Tune saying he finds unique ways to use it to express emotion. For instance, Pitchfork mentioned in 2013 that Future Shows Auto-Tune can still be a fascinating artistic tool.

The LA Times wrote in 2016 that his processed vocals convey a sense of desperation influenced by drugs love or technology capturing the overstimulation of our times. GQ also noted in 2014 that Future has revitalized the Auto-Tune sound blending it with his distinct singing style to convey raw emotions and energy. Critic Simon Reynolds even commented in 2018 that Future has reinvented blues music for the modern era.

However, not everyone has been supportive of his unconventional use of Auto-Tune. Rapper T-Pain known for popularizing the effect criticized Future’s approach in 2014. In response, he explained in an interview that he originally used Auto-Tune to add a gritty texture to his rap voice not to sing like T-Pain. He emphasized that his use of Auto-Tune is unique to his style setting him apart from others in the music industry.