The Boy is back.
After much anticipation and a series of delays, Drake’s sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy is finally here. Executive produced by Drake, Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre, the 21-track set arrived Friday along with a star-studded lineup including Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Young Thug, Lil Durk, 21 Savage, Project Pat, Ty Dolla $ign, Giveon, Yebba, and Tems.
The GOAT, JAY-Z, appears on “Love All,” while Lil Wayne and Rick Ross team up on “You Only Live Twice.” Drake and Kid Cudi squash their five-year-old beef and unite on “IMY2,” and Nicki Minaj can be be heard on “Papi’s Home.”
Drake describes the album as “a combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking,” while dedicating it to the late Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr.
In the days leading up to CLB, Drake revealed the featured guests and lyrics on billboards across the globe—from his hometown of Toronto to Lagos.
The project, which follows 2018’s Scorpion, marks Drake’s first album that wasn’t released under Young Money/Cash Money. Drake originally said it would arrive at the top of the year, but it was pushed back after he suffered a knee injury. It went on to face several delays, with Drake most recently promising that it would drop by the end of summer.
The wait is over. Stream CLB below.