After releasing a series of moderately successful mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, Future signed a major label deal with Epic Records and fellow American rapper Rocko's A1 Recordings, which helped launch his own label imprint Freebandz. Future subsequently began working on his debut studio album Pluto, and in April 2012 released the album to positive reviews. The album spawned five singles, all of which charted on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was later re-released in November, as Pluto 3D.
Earlier this year Future released his sophomore effort Honest, following his critically acclaimed debut album PLUTO, which landed in the top ten of the U.S. Billboard 200 Chart and was slated in the top album lists of 2012 by the likes of the New York Times, Washington Post, and SPIN. Bursting on to the music scene with his rattling lead single off PLUTO “Tony Montana” in late 2011, Future’s debut album continued to rise throughout 2012 with the second single “Turn On The Lights”, which is RIAA certified Gold. Throughout 2012 and 2013 Future has continued his prominence on the airwaves with appearances on top charting tracks that have made him a mainstay at urban radio. Tracks written by and featuring Future such as the Platinum-selling "Bugatti" with Ace Hood and Rick Ross, "Love Me" with Drake and Lil Wayne and "Loveeeeeee Song" with Rihanna off her GRAMMY-Award winning album, Unapologetic have all reached the top ten of the Urban Mainstream charts.