Drake’s Certified Lover Boy Album Release

Drake Chambless, Staff Writer

   Toronto-based rapper Drake has just released his most recent album “Certified Lover Boy” which has had an already record-breaking debut.

     Thirty-four-year-old Toronto rapper Aubrey “Drake” Graham, has released his latest album which has caused a flurry among his fans, new and old. CLB was released on Sept. 3, 2021 on all platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud and Amazon Music. With its release came a wave of support from fans around the world. The album smashed the previous streaming record by millions, which was previously held by Drake’s 2018 album “Scorpion.”According to Spotify, in the first 24 hours CLB was released, it garnered an unbelievable 170 million streams.

     For fans asking how the album was, it was a different approach from Drake which had a more R&B style and flow. This is a definite switch up compared to his previous releases such as “Look Alive” with BlocBoy JB or “God’s Plan.”  The majority of his songs were slowed down and had a more mellow beat with more emotional lyrics. This switch in style gave Drake a wider variety of music which was tailored to more than his average fan base. The change also spread his influence to a more international level. 

     “His ingestion of other artists’ sounds seemingly allows him to tread water rather than help new regional scenes break nationally,” music reviewer from GQ Paul Thompson said. “There are moments on CLB of supreme competence, if not true exhilaration.”

     Drake has not disappointed in the release of CLB and will continue to work on his music throughout the year with plenty of features on a wide range of different artists. Fans can expect a constant stream of new projects to look forward to. We see new style and growth from him and we can only see him gaining more popularity from here.