Drake 'Certified Lover Boy': Release date, tracklist, features and all you need to know about rapper's 6th album

No official release date has been announced yet but, in the latest teaser, Drake revealed that the record will surely be out in January 2021


                            Drake 'Certified Lover Boy': Release date, tracklist, features and all you need to know about rapper's 6th album
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Drake's highly anticipated sixth studio album, 'Certified Lover Boy', finally has a release timeline. The record, which is being teased ever since the release of his last 2018 LP 'Scorpion', was teased once again recently across the rapper's social media handles. The short clip sees the rapper recreate his previous album covers such as 2009's 'So Far Gone', 2011's 'Take Care', 2013's 'Nothing Was the Same' and 2020's mixtape 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes'. It ends with the title 'Certified Lover Boy' spray-painted on a helipad on top of a skyscraper. You can watch the teaser below.

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The album, which already received the single 'Laugh Now Cry Later' featuring Lil Durk on August 14, 2020, was first officially announced by Drake just hours before the release of 'Dark Lane Demo Tapes'. It was earlier scheduled for release in the summer of 2020 but due to the ongoing pandemic, it was pushed back with no official release date in sight. Now, after Drake's latest announcement, fans are once again excited for the 'Tootsie Slide' rapper's sixth album. Here's all you need to know about it.

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Release date

No official release date has been announced yet but, in the latest teaser, Drake revealed that the record will surely be out in January 2021. This announcement was made on Saturday, October 24, 2020, on the rapper's 34th birthday. The album will be released via Drake's OVO Sound, and Republic Records.

Tracklist

The official tracklist for the record is yet to be announced but given the various snippets and previews throughout 2020, here are the purported tracks:

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'Certified Lover Boy'

'Lie To Me'

'In the Cut' featuring Roddy Ricch

'Laugh Now Cry Later' featuring Lil Durk

'Intoxicated'

'Not Around'

'Zodiac Sign' featuring Jessie Reyez

'Need Me (Lotta 42)'

'Like I'm Supposed To/Do Things'

'Lie to Me', for instance, was first previewed by Drake in an Instagram Live session on May 1, 2020. 'In the Cut' was first previewed on March 28, 2020, by producer Boi-1da during a 'Verzuz' battle on Instagram Live with rapper and producer Hit-Boy. The song was previewed again by Drake in an Instagram Live session on May 1, 2020. On July 4, 2020, the song appeared online in its entirety. 'Laugh Now Cry Later' is the only confirmed track from 'Certified Lover Boy' while 'Intoxicated', also known as 'Give It To Me B**ch' first appeared on YouTube on September 17, 2019. On August 10, 2020, 'Intoxicated' leaked in full. 'Not Around', on April 6, 2020, was confirmed to be part of 'Certified Lover Boy' by Drake himself. Both 'Zodiac Sign' featuring Jessie Reyez and 'Need Me (Lotta 42)' were leaked online; the latter on June 23, 2020. A snippet of 'Like I'm Supposed To/Do Things' surfaced online on July 22, 2019, and leaked in its entirety on November 9 the same year.

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Where to stream?

'Certified Love Boy' will be available to stream worldwide on all major music streaming platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Pandora, Tidal, YouTube and Amazon Music. Drake has been active throughout 2020 releasing the tracks 'Life Is Good' with Future, 'Oprah's Bank Account' with Lil Yachty and DaBaby, 'Greece' and 'Popstar' with DJ Khaled, 'Twist & Turn' with Popcaan and PartyNextDoor, 'Mr Right Now' with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, '"Outta Time' with Bryson Tiller and 'You're Mines Still' with Yung Bleu.

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