Sep 04, 2021,
4 minutes
Drake’s ‘Certified Lover Boy’ Releases

The Canadian superstar releases his long-awaited sixth studio album

After the release of 2018’s ‘Scorpion’, many anticipated what else they can expect from Drake. 

Three years on, the Canadian rapper teased the great music he had in the stash.

The CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that was on the cover of Drake’s fourth album ‘Views’. Image Credit: Erin Minuskin

Firstly, he dropped the ‘Dark Lane Demo Tapes’ mixtape in May 2020 – which showcased his delivery, versatile flows and catchy hooks. 

His next move was releasing the ‘Scary Hours 2’ EP in March 2021, conveying his lyrical ability whilst having two features – Lil Baby and Rick Ross.

A Drake fan wearing an OVO hoodie. Image Credit: Mahjur Ahmed

These projects built suspense for Drake’s sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy, which had been first announced back in April 2019.

On October 24 2020, Drake’s 34th birthday, it was announced that the album would be released sometime in January 2021.

However, Drake suffered a knee injury in January 2021 that led to the album being delayed for nine months.

On 30 August, Drake officially announced that the album will release on September 3 2021.

Leading up to the album’s release, Drake announced the features through billboards.

The billboards appeared in the hometowns of the featured artists.

Some of the most notable features include Jay Z, Lil Baby, Future, Young Thug, Lil Durk, Giveon, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, 21 Savage, Ty Dolla $ign, Travis Scott and Tems.

Feature Image Credit: Joshua Chua

Written by Dominic Magli