Future is an American hip hop recording artist. 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 Future's own label imprint, Freebandz. Future subsequently began working on his debut album Pluto, which was released in April 2012 to positive reviews. The album spawned five singles, all of which charted on the U.S.Billboard Hot 100 chart. His second album Honest, was released in April 2014. He unexpectedly released his third album, DS2, in July 2015, as well as the full-length Drake collaboration, What a Time to Be Alive, both of which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200. Future premiered his fourth solo album, EVOL, in February 2016 which also scored No. 1 on the charts.