Future’s latest album EVOL makes him the fastest-artist to score three no. 1 albums on the Billboard charts since Glee was cranking out constant chart-toppers in 2010. His three number ones (DS2, What a Time to Be Alive and EVOL) came in a span of just six months, whereas Glee topped the charts three times in two months.
Future thanked fans for pushing his album to number one in a Facebook post.
Apple Music — which exclusively released EVOL — noted in a press release that EVOL is the second Future exclusive of theirs to reach the top of Billboard‘s album chart. They also highlighted the impressive reaction that Future’s new album generated on social media.
“EVOL’s premiere generated 29k Tweets per hour, achieving top Twitter trends worldwide. Apple Music’s Instagram post announcing EVOL’s availability was the 9th most engaged of all time for Apple Music.There have been 447k EVOL mentions since Future announced it on 2/3.”
If we’re talking strictly sales and impact, then Future is winning the Thugga-Hendrix debate easily. Future will keep the EVOL hype going by performing on Saturday Night Live in March. Hopefully it’s enough to pay off the slander lawsuit that Ciara might be cooking up.