Updated: Jun 22, 2021
Drake has once again delayed the release of his highly anticipated album 'Certified Lover Boy' following surgery and rehab after suffering a serious knee injury.
Drake has announced that plans to drop his forthcoming album 'Certified Lover Boy' this month will no longer go ahead. The star took to Instagram to share the news with fans earlier this week, writing on his story"I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery. I'm blessed to be back on my feet feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won't be dropping in January." He then finished things off by saying "I'm looking forward to sharing it with you all in 2021."
It's safe to say fans of the Canadian Rap sensation were left more than disappointed following the news as it now marks the second time Drake has promised the album and it has subsequently been postponed. Drake originally announced that the album would drop last summer but after those initial plans fell through he promised fans they would receive the project this January but unfortunately that won't be happening.
After his announcement that the album won't be dropping this month many have been left wondering if and when the album will now be released as the the Hip-Hop superstar provided no indication of an alternate release date, apart from the fact that it will be some time this year, perhaps to avoid disappointing fans a third time by committing to a date he isn't 100% sure he will be able to deliver.
Check out the official trailer for 'Certified Lover Boy' above!
Despite fans clear excitement it seems no one quite knows what to expect from the album, with specific details about it very much remaining a mystery. So far all we know is that its entitled 'Certified Lover Boy' and the first single will be his hit song 'Laugh Now Cry Later' featuring Lil Durk which he released when he first announced the album in summer 2020.
However, one thing we do know is that it may not initially be everyones cup of tea. When speaking on the album earlier this year Drake commented that he suspects people will hate the album when they first listen to it, similarly to how they did when he first released his album 'Views' in 2016, labelling his forthcoming project as "music to evolve to."
In regards to his injury, similar to the album, the star has kept most of the details about it to himself. He shared a picture of his leg in a brace back in October which began the speculation that he had suffered a knee injury. He then followed things up later on last year by sharing a video of him at the gym and captioning it "10 weeks post op, I'm grinding for recovery EVERYDAY." All we know is that it seems the rapper is on the road to recovery and despite the disappointment that we won't be getting his album when expected I think we speak for all Drizzy fans in saying that the most important thing is that he makes a full recovery.
Are you itching to hear Drakes new album? In the mean time why not try creating a playlist of your favourite Drake tracks to tide you over until the release. We'd love to hear what your favourites are so if you do decide to make one be sure to share it with us!
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