drake gives update on ‘certified lover boy’ album release date
Drake [photo courtesy]
byJune 14, 2021
On Saturday (June 12), the Toronto MC gave an update on the release date of his long-delayed upcoming album, Certified Lover Boy, during an interview at the Ultimate Rap League’s N.O.M.E. XI battle rap event.
When asked about Certified Lover Boy's release date, Drake laughed off not knowing the exact day it will come out but confirmed that the full-length will see the light of day before the end of summer.
"Oh, yeah, I'll be there. My album will be out by then," the superstar rapper said.
Certified Lover Boy, Drake's sixth album, was originally scheduled for release in January. That month, he took to his Instagram Stories to announce that the album would be postponed to a later date.
"I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery," he wrote. "I'm blessed to be back on my feet and feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won't be dropping in January."
In early March, Drake -- who was named Artist of the Decade at the 2021 Billboard Music Awards -- held fans over by releasing the three-song Scary Hours 2 project, featuring guest appearances by Lil Baby and Rick Ross.