Future finally has landed his own platinum solo album. The album that went Platinum is Dirty Sprite 2! This is a big accomplishment since his first platinum album was the joint What a Time to Be Alive with Drake in March 2016.
Despite Future being one of the biggest rap stars of our decade, his album sales haven’t exactly represented that. His first album Pluto only sold 41,000 units first week and never went gold. After Epic released they didn’t do a good job marketing it at first, they re-released it months later with three new songs and a newly sequenced tracklist. Honest came out after; moving only 53,000 units the first week. Dirty Sprite 2, being released after an amazing 3 mixtapes in 2015, more than doubled Honest’s first week sales in the same time span. That album pushed 126,000 copies due to his huge hits “Commas” and “Trap Niggas.”
Future also received another plaque for the single “March Madness” as it was certified gold. That song was featured on the mixtape 56 Nights and was made available on iTunes and Spotify under DJ Esco’s name before being pulled for an unknown reason.
Hopefully Future is somewhere celebrating his success after having not such a good weekend. First, he had sound issues at Roots Picnic, and then he showed up to Summer Jam only to get told to leave. If you didn’t get to see him perform, don’t get too sad since he’s going to be on tour all summer with Drake!