Future - real name Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn - is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer, and was born November 20, 1983 in Atlanta, Georgia. Future started using his name when he was a member of the Atlantan rap/ R&B collective The Dungeon Family, which also featured members of Outkast and singer Cee Lo Green. Future began uploading mixtapes online in 2010, and gaining popularity after his songs were played at Magic City strip club. He signed a record deal with Epic in 2011, and released his debut album Pluto in April 2013, which featured guests such as Drake, R Kelly and Snoop Dogg. Future won a Grammy Award in 2019 for Best Rap Performance for his collaboration alongside Kendrick Lamar, James Blake and Jay Rock for the song King's Dead from the soundtrack album of the Marvel Studios superhero film Black Panther. Future’s collaborators is a who’s who of pop, with him recording songs with Jay-Z, Beyonce, DJ Khaled, Calvin Harris, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus and The Weeknd.