UPDATE (May 6) : The album has moved a total of 227,000 copies in the first week, making it the biggest debut of the year so far. The increase in number was certainly propelled by the deluxe edition release.
Previous story (May 1): Future’s new album I NEVER LIKED YOU was released this past Friday and is looking to do big numbers.
The album is projected to move a total of 175-200k copies in the first week, which will make it the biggest debut of the year so far from all genres. About 4-6k out of that is expected to come from pure sales.
Future’s 9th studio album has guest appearances from Drake (that too twice), Kanye West, Gunna, Young Thug, Kodak Black, EST Gee and Tems. It shot to #1 on Apple Music in the U.S. upon release with ease, with all 16 songs currently charting in the Top 20 on Apple music, holding positions #1 – #16.
I NEVER LIKED YOU also hit #1 in 58 countries on Apple Music, capturing the top spot in UK, Canada, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, Nigeria, South Africa, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Portugal.