Ed Sheeran may have scuppered Future’s hopes of a US number one hat-trick
By Andy Malt | Published on Tuesday 28 February 2017
Future could be planning to release another surprise album this Friday. Although at this stage, it would almost be more of a surprise if he didn’t. Maybe this is just how life is now – on Fridays, Future releases a new album and it goes to number one in the US. Although if he’s thinking he’s guaranteed a number one with each new record, he’s forgetting about that Ed Sheeran bloke.
The rapper has released new albums for the last two weeks running, starting with ‘Future’ on 17 Feb, which went straight to number one in the Billboard 200, and then ‘HNDRXX’ last week, which is projected to do the same.
Yesterday, ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ put up details for this Thursday’s show, in the description noting that Future would guest in order to discuss his attempt “to have three number one albums in a row in three weeks – which will make him the first in history to do that!”
The rapper’s manager Anthony Saleh has denied that there is another album coming this week, and the TV show description has been changed to say that he’ll be performing a song from ‘HNDRXX’. So maybe it’s not happening. Or maybe it is. Although he’s going to have a tough time gaining that run of number ones if it is happening, as Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ is out this Friday and will almost certainly sell close to a bajillion copies.
Anyway, it was fun to wonder about all that for a while, wasn’t it? Here’s the new video for ‘Everyday’ by Ariana Grande featuring Future from her ‘Dangerous Woman’ album: