Fans eagerly anticipating Drake’s sixth studio album will have to wait a little longer. The rapper took to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday (Jan. 20) to share that Certified Lover Boy would not arrive in January as previously reported. At the end of October, he underwent an operation to repair a broken anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and showed off a video of himself walking unaided again a week before Christmas. Still, his comeback seems to have delayed the release.
“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.” Drake wrote.
Certified Lover Boy
Drake released a highly athletic music video for the first single off Certified Lover Boy, “Laugh Now Cry Later,” in August last year, but sadly the rest of the album will have to wait until later in 2021.
Though he has spent most of January teasing fans about the new album, at this point little is known about the rapper’s upcoming album Many are intrigued to see where Drake goes on a musical level, previous reports indicated that his was in the final stages of his album, photos of him recording in the studio surfacing on the internet.