2 September 2021, 10:55 | Updated: 3 September 2021, 06:36
Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy is here!! Here’s everything that’s happened in before and after CLB dropped…
Drake’s new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ is HERE! Brace yourselves for a sweet musical journey…
Fans have been anticipating the rapper’s sixth studio album, which was originally was set to be released in January. Now, fans finally have the album and are loving it!
Here’s what we know in the lead up to Certified Lover Boy’s release…
Sept 3rd – Drake reveals a tracklist for Certified Lover Boy
Just half an hour before the supposed release of Drizzy’s highly anticipated album Certified Lover Boy, the Canadian rapper drops what seems to be a full track list of the songs on the album.
Sept 2nd – Drake’s mother leaves ‘one day to go’ message
On Thursday, the day before the album is set to drop, Drake’s mother left a ‘one day to go’ message for him along with the bouquet of flowers.
Sept 2nd – Fans go wild over Drake’s CLB alleged leak
Fans have taken to social media with audio clips, alleging Drake’s new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’ has leaked.
A clip online emerged of Kanye West being sampled at the beginning of one of Drizzy’s songs, where the rapper is talking about his now estranged wife, Kim Kardashian.
While many people have claimed the album has leaked, other fans have disputed the claims, saying it is fake.
“CLB LEAKED!! LOOK AT THIS DROPBOX!!” no… those are old leaks, Drake’s album will not be passed around in folders the day before the release. Just wait.” OnThinIce wrote on Twitter.
We all know Drake albums don’t leak… almost had me tho lol
— ❄️Neighborhood Hero (@ThisIsJay216) September 1, 2021
Sept 2nd- Drake reveals album features
Drake has surprised his fans with a super creative way of announcing his ‘Certified Lover Boy’ features.
The Canadian rapper has displayed billboards in the home cities of the respective artists that are on the album.
The billboards have confirmed the artists featuring on CLB are;
- Lil Baby
- Young Thug
- 21 Savage
- Ty Dolla $ign
- Lil Durk
- Project Pat
- Travis Scott
Sept 1st – Drake’s mother sends another countdown message
On Wednesday (Sept 1) Drake’s mother sent him another countdown message along with a number ‘2’ shaped bouquet of flowers.
Sept 1st – More billboards with CLB lyrics appear
On Sept 1st, more billboards featuring Drake’s CLB lyrics appeared in Toronto.
Aug 31st – Drake’s mother countdown message
Drake shared a photo of a number three flow bouquet his mother had gotten for him, to celebrate the countdown to the release of CLB.
The rapper’s mother, Sandi Graham, also left a heartfelt note with her son about his upcoming album.
Aug 31st – New Drake Nike Merch
Drake revealed photos of new pieces that were made in collaboration with Nike for his merch.
The line feature a range of black t-shirts with CLB slogans like, “Should’ve said you loved me today because tomorrow is a new day” and “I don’t miss… Let alone miss you.”
Drake also let his fans know that a merch giveaway was happening in his hometown.
“@ovomark and @drwferguson giving out tees tonight in the 6 link up with the man demmm,” Drake wrote.
Later in the evening, OVO Mark rid around in Toronto, gifting fans with the merch.
He even went on Live with Drake as he was passing out the t-shirts.
Aug 31st – Drake billboards in Toronto
On Tuesday (Aug 31) a series of digital ads feature what appear to be lyrics from his new album were spotted all around Toronto.
The ads including the phrases “Something other than me has got to give,” “I don’t miss… Let alone miss you,” as well as “Should’ve said you loved me today, because tomorrow is a new day.”
Aug 30th- Drake announces his album release date and artwork
On Monday (Aug 30) Drake announced that he will be releasing his album Certified Lover Boy on September 3rd, 2021.
The rapper surprised his fans by sharing the cover to his artwork by Damien Hirst.
The rapper’s Certified Lover Boy album cover features 12 emojis of multiracial pregnant women.
Initially, the response to the artwork was confusion, but it seems to be growing on fans.
Sept 3rd – DRAKE’S ALBUM IS HERE!
Drake has officially dropped his new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’!
Fans are overfilled with joy, with many taking to social media platforms to celebrate the album.
Drake’s new album CLB is available to stream on all platforms.
See fans reactions to the album below.