Drake has shared more details on the release of his forthcoming studio album, Certified Lover Boy, arriving early next year.
The minute-long announcement video arrived on the rapper’s 34th birthday, October 24, and confirms the album will be released sometime in January. The clip makes visual references to Drake’s previous releases Take Care, Dark Lane Demo Tapes and Nothing Was The Same. You can check the video out below.
Certified Lover Boy was first announced when Drake released the lead single, “Laugh Now, Cry Later” featuring Lil Durk, back in August.
A month prior to that, engineer Noel Cadastre said the LP was 90 per cent complete but “y’all gonna have to wait on that last 10 per cent”.
Certified Lover Boy will be the follow-up to Drake’s 2018 album, Scorpion. Since the release of Scorpion, Drake has released the Care Package compilation album in 2019 and Dark Lane Demo Tapes earlier this year, the latter of which featured viral track “Toosie Slide”.
Outside of Dark Lane Demo Tapes and Certified Lover Boy, Drake has collaborated on Headie One’s single “Only You Freestyle”, “Life Is Good” with Future, and two tracks with DJ Khaled, among other releases.
Back in March, Drake broke the record for having the most singles to chart on Billboard’s Hot 100. When his collaboration Lil Yachty and DaBaby, “Oprah’s Bank Account”, debuted at No.89, Drake usurped Taylor Swift, Elvis Presley, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and even The Beatles with a whopping 208 Hot 100 charting singles.
Billboard established the Hot 100 chart on 4 August 1958, with Ricky Nelson scoring the first No.1 slot with “Poor Little Fool”. Since then, the US chart has seen 1,096 different entries holding the top spot. Today, the Hot 100 ranks tracks based on physical and digital sales, radio play and, of course, steaming activity.