Drake delays release of new album ‘Certified Lover Boy’

As he recovers from surgery.

Drake has delayed the release of his new album Certified Lover Boy.

The record, which was slated for a January release, will not be arriving this month after all. In an Instagram story, Drizzy put the delay down to recovery from surgery, as he reportedly underwent a procedure on his knee three months ago.

“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, feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won’t be dropping in January.”


He concluded, “I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all in 2021.” See a screengrab of the story below:

Drake delays release of Certified Lover Boy to recover from surgery
Image: Drake official Instagram @champagnepapi

Drake had set a January 2021 release date for Certified Lover Boy in a trailer that arrived on his 34th birthday last October. In the clip, he recreated his past album art, including the covers for 2011’s Take Care, 2013’s Nothing Was the Same and 2020’s Dark Lane Demo Tapes.


Certified Lover Boy is the follow-up to Drake’s 2018 album Scorpion. Its first single is “Laugh Now Cry Later,” featuring Lil Durk.

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