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“Ellen” Listing Removes Notes About Third Future Album, Confirms “Incredible” Performance

Future [ABC]

Update: The official “Ellen DeGeneres Show” website no longer includes a reference to rumors of a third new Future album.

In its listing for Future’s performance on the March 2 episode, the website originally said, “He has the #1 album in the country this week with ‘Future,’ and is attempting to have three #1 albums in a row in three weeks – which will make him the first in history to do that.” The listing, obviously, suggested plans to release an immediate follow-up to “HNDRXX” this week.

The updated, truncated listing makes no mention of a possible third album. It simply refers to Future as one of the biggest rappers in music, while noting he will be “performing the song ‘Incredible’ from his #1 album, ‘HNDRXX.'”

The change comes as Future’s representatives deny reports that a third new album is arriving this week.

In addition to Future, the March 2 “Ellen” will feature interviews with George W. Bush and Lily Collins.
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With little warning, Future released a self-titled album on February 17.

He released “HNDRXX,” another new album, on February 24.

Is he set to release a third new album on March 3?

That is the rumor going around. An article on NPR first acknowledged the possibility, and the listing for Future’s March 2 “Ellen DeGeneres Show” performance provides additional support for the notion.

“He has the #1 album in the country this week with ‘Future,’ and is attempting to have three #1 albums in a row in three weeks – which will make him the first in history to do that,” writes the official “Ellen DeGeneres Show” website.

Future does not appear on the “Fifty Shades Darker” soundtrack, which hit #1 the week prior to “Future.” The only way he could achieve three #1 albums in a row would be to release a chart-topping follow-up to “HNDRXX” next week.

Granted, achieving a third #1 may be impossible even if Future does release a new album on March 3. Ed Sheeran’s “Divide” also arrives that day, and it would be the heavy favorite in a head-to-head race with a new Future album.

A listing on the “Ellen” website is not tantamount to confirmation from the artist or label, but it will certainly keep the rumor alive.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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