For months, Drake has been teasing his sixth studio album, Licensed Lover Boy, which was scheduled to come back out this month. However this week, the Toronto rapper introduced that the album will now be postponed until later this 12 months.
“Between surgical procedure and rehab, my power has been devoted to restoration,” Drake wrote in an Instagram story publish. “I am blessed to be again on my toes feeling nice and centered on the album, however CLB will not be dropping in January.” There isn’t any new launch date but, however Drake guarantees the album can be out in 2021.
Though Drake did not share particulars of his damage or subsequent surgical procedure, he did share a photograph again in October of his knee in a brace.
Drake first revealed that he was engaged on his followup to 2018’s Scorpion in June 2019 when he posted that he was in “album mode” on Instagram. Final August, he launched the lead single for the album, “Chortle Now Cry Later” that includes Chicago rapper Lil Durk, which is up for 2 Grammy Awards this 12 months. Final 12 months he additionally launched Darkish Lane Demo Tapes, a compilation of songs that had been beforehand launched on Soundcloud or leaked. It featured a brand new single referred to as “Toosie Slide,” which spawned a viral dance challenge on TikTok.
This week, Drake as soon as once more made historical past as the primary artist to ever surpass 50 billion streams on Spotify. He was additionally beforehand named the most-streamed artist of the 2010s by Spotify, amassing over 28 billion streams, beating out different artists like Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande and Publish Malone.
These are simply the newest in a frequently rising record of accomplishments by Drake who, in recent times, has damaged many Billboard data, together with some decades-long records held by the Beatles reminiscent of most Billboard Scorching 100 prime 10 songs in a single 12 months. In 2019, Drake even commemorated these data by getting an Abbey Road-inspired tattoo that included the 4 members of the group plus the rapper himself standing subsequent to them. In 2020, he broke Madonna’s document for most top 10 singles in the history of the US Billboard chart with 40 hits, because of a pair of singles that 12 months with DJ Khaled, “Popstar” and “Greece.”