Canadian rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and entrepreneur, Aubrey Drake Graham, popularly known as Drake, has released his much-anticipated sixth studio album, Certified Lover Boy (CLB).
The singer confirmed on his Instagram page last week Thursday that the album was going to be released on Friday, the 3rd of September.
The 21-track album features collaborations with award-winning artistes like Jay-Z, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Future, Travis Scott, Young Thug, Ty Dolla Sign, Yebba, Lil Baby, Lil Durk, Giveon and Kid Cudi.
He also featured Nigerian singer and songwriter, Temilade Openiyi, professionally known as Tems on ‘Fountains’, the sixteenth song on the album.
Trinidadian rapper, Nicki Minaj features on the album 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.
Drake also worked with numerous producers, including Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, Metro Boomin, PARTYNEXTDOOR, TM88, OG Ron C, Vinylz and Nineteen85.
CLB, which was released through OVO Sound and Republic Records, marks Drake’s first proper studio effort since 2018’s Scorpion.
The rapper originally announced last year October that the album would arrive in January 2021, but it was delayed.