Many fans of Drizzy will be shocked at the rapper’s announcement as rumours had the album dropping in October on his birthday.

Drake took to Instagram to share a short teaser with a short caption: “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY”. However, the video ends with “January 2021”. Although this may be a blow to fans, it is probably a smart move as Covid-19 has the music industry seeing most albums being released in the last quarter of the year since many album releases were put on hold due to lockdowns and quarantines. 

Drake’s short clip also pays subtle homage to the covers of his first two mixtapes ‘Comeback Season’ and ‘So Far Gone’ at the beginning with a young boy reaching out to falling leaves from the sky with a bright light beaning down on him. 

We can’t wait for 2021 already!