Drake Releases New Album Certified Lover Boy

In Summary
  • The Album comes after delay.
  • Drake originally announced last October that Certified Lover Boy would arrive in January 2021.
Drake, September 2016 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Drake, September 2016 (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Drake has released his long-awaited sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy.

The 21-track album features collaborations with Jay-Z, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Future, Travis Scott and more. Beyond the listed features, Nicki Minaj appears for a spoken word cameo on “Papi’s Home,” while “Champagne Poetry” samples the Beatles’ “Michelle,” crediting John Lennon and Paul McCartney as co-writers.

The album also sees Drake working with numerous producers, including Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, Metro Boomin, PARTY NEXT DOOR, TM88, OG Ron C, Vinylz and Nineteen85.

In addition to the listed features, the album also sees Drake featuring Nigeria's Tems in a song  titled, 'Fountains' .

This comes after Tems also featured on 'Essence,' Wizkid's song, which now sits at No. 13 on the Billboard 200.

Tems took to Twitter to express her excitement about this feature.

Certified Lover Boy marks Drake’s first proper studio effort since 2018’s Scorpion, though he’s tided fans over with releases like his 2019 compilation, Care Package, 2020 mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes, and the three-track Scary Hours 2 EP, which arrived in March.

Drake originally announced last October that Certified Lover Boy would arrive in January 2021, but the album was ultimately delayed.