Future is looking to follow up a huge 2022 with an even bigger 2023. On Jan. 27, the Atlanta icon wrapped up his six-date U.S. “One Big Party Tour.” Throughout January, he and special guests like 21 Savage, Lil Durk and DaBaby hit major cities Houston, Atlanta, Chicago and more. Overall, this was a victory lap for Future, who charted on the Billboard Hot 100 all 52 weeks of 2022.
With all this success, it would be hard to imagine life could get any sweeter for the 39-year-old. However, the 65th annual Grammy ceremony this past Sunday did just that for him. Being nominated for three different awards, and twice in two categories, Future won Best Melodic Rap Performance for “Wait For U” with Drake. Now that he’s subsequently no longer on the road and has added to his trophy case, Pluto is ready for more.
On Tuesday night (Feb. 8), Future took to Twitter to reveal to his fans that he is now “in album mode.” This tweet came directly after he proclaimed that he would be “moving different all 2023.” Moreover, the announcement came just before Future congratulated LeBron James for becoming the NBA’s all-time leading scorer. The album’s title, release date, feature list, and cover art are currently unspecified. Perhaps he may use a more rigorous process for picking the album’s title, in hopes of avoiding a lawsuit. In early January, he had to settle a suit with High Off Life, LLC, who claimed he stole their company’s name. His 2020 album of the same name was still a smash hit despite the drama, however.
With this recent news, fans can at least be assured that the process of crafting Future’s next LP has begun. An album release from Future this year would be quite a quick turnaround. This is because he dropped his critically acclaimed I NEVER LIKED YOU project just last April. The tape saw him connect with beloved collaborators like Drake, Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Lil Durk and more. INLY was celebrated as one of the best LPs hip-hop had to offer all year. It will be interesting to see which direction Future will take his artistry with this next album, as it will be his 10th official studio release.