Future is, once again, headed for the top spot.
According to projections shared by HitsDailyDouble, the rapper’s I Never Liked You album is expected to continue his string of No. 1 debuts. The 16-track album is projected to earn 175,000 to 200,000 units in its first week, which would mark the biggest debut of 2022, so far. Of those units, approximately 4,000 to 6,000 of them will come from traditional album sales.
I Never Liked You, arrived nearly two years after Future unleashed High Off Life, his eighth studio album that debuted at No. 1 with 153,000 album-equivalent units. His 2019 effort The Wizrd also debuted atop the Billboard 200 with 125,000 units, while 2017’s Hndrxx and Future, took the No. 1 slot with 121,000 and 140,000 units, respectively.
As pointed out by HipHop-N-More, I Never Liked You also hit No. 1 on Apple Music in nearly 60 countries, including the United Kingdom, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand, and Australia.
The project boasts production by Southside, TM88, Wheezy, FNZ, and Kanye West; the latter of whom is also featured on the album alongside Drake, Young Thug, Gunna, Kodak Black, and more.
Future spoke about I Never Liked You in a recent interview with GQ magazine, saying the project would showcase a different side of him.
“I’m putting myself out there,” he said. “Sharing my lifestyle with the world. Sharing my pain with the world. Sharing my ups, sharing my downs with the entire universe. I believe in the energy of the universe and manifestation. That’s why I’m giving myself, because I’m willing to correct myself. I don’t want to just…be wrong. I’m willing to give you all of me, so you can tell me how to build on me, and make me a better me.”