Mark it on your calendar: Drake‘s got a new project dropping on December 18, 2020.
He announced the news of his forthcoming sixth studio album, via his Instagram account.
According to CNN, Drake’s new studio album is called “Certified Lover Boy.” The album was initally slated to be released in January 2021.
According to an article from Pitchfork: Drake first announced the release of his new album back in August, after the release of his single, “Laugh Now Cry Later with Lil Durk.
Twitter users reacted to Drake’s announcement:
Drake and Nike up to something 👀👀
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) November 22, 2020
Drake pushed the album up!
— G. Harris (@Dream_Chaser23) November 22, 2020
I’m ready for January 2021 just to listen to @Drake new album
— Nye Money (@xxo_Rose) November 22, 2020
On October 4, his birthday, Drake released a teaser for the project that included a 1-minute clip that shows a young boy looking into the sky as a bright light shines down on him.
For those who are tardy to the party: The images that follow are recreations from Drake’s past album covers including “Take Care,” “Nothing Was the Same” and “Dark Lane Demo Tapes.”
While there is great anticipation for the release of his album, Drake’s put out good music throughout 2020.
In fact, he released Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape back in the spring, a 14-track album that included guest appearances from Chris Brown, Giveon, Young Thug and Playboi Carti.
Ex-Milwaukee Bucks forward, Larry Sanders appeared on the Scoop B Radio Podcast back in the spring and revealed what he knew about the album. “Yeah I might be on there,” Sanders told me.
“I already got the track. I did a song – I made a beat a few years ago with a song for him on it, but his artist chose to use it and they just made a song again so I guess they really love the beat. I ain’t never see two people make a song on the same beat and even try to release it! That’s pretty dope and I’m excited about that.”
Drake last released a studio album in 2018 titled “Scorpion.”
One of the biggest hits on the album was In My Feelings. A recipent of an MTV Video Music Award for the Best Song of the Summer, the track is believed to be a tribute to ex-girlfriend and former BET 106 & Park host Keshia Chante. During her singing career, Chante won a Juno Award, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy, she’s also had a song that charted via Billboard Japan and she was honored with a star on the Brampton Walk of Fame.
The In My Feelings track became a viral internet phenomenon when social media personality Shiggy created The Shiggy Dance Challenge.