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Drake confirms ‘Certified Lover Boy’ release date

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After cryptically teasing the release of his long awaited Certified Lover Boy album with a handwritten note Friday on ESPN’s SportscenterDrake confirmed the release date Monday morning on Instagram.

The “What’s Next” rapper posted, “Certified Lover Boy September 3” with twelve emojis of pregnant women. Numerous stars responded very enthusiastically, including Offset from Migos, who posted two hands-up emojis and two fire emojis. Trina was even more excited, commenting with six fire emojis, and Sevyn Streeter also commented with four fire emojis. black-ish star Marsai Martin is also pumped about the album, posting, “Yessirr.”

As previously reported, Sportscenter opened Friday morning with its usual montage of sports highlights. Then suddenly, an image appeared, reading “CLB September 3,” as captured by XXL Magazine.

The Champagne Papi’s sixth studio album was delayed after originally being scheduled for release in January. It follows Drake’s 2018, RIAA five-times Platinum album Scorpion, which features the number-one hits “Nice for What,” “In My Feelings,” and “Nonstop.”

Since the release of Scorpion, Drizzy dropped his Care Package compilation project in August 2019, the Dark Lane Demo Tapes mixtape in May 2020, and his Scary Hours 2 EP in March.

The first single from Certified Lover Boy, “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring Lil Durk, was released August 14, 2020 and hit number one.

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