After cryptically teasing it last week on ESPN’s SportsCenter, Drake confirmed this morning that his long-awaited new album, Certified Lover Boy, is just over the horizon. The rapper posted an image of twelve expectant moms on Instagram along with the all-caps message “CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3.”
And though that street date seemed to release the air from the hype balloon that was building over a possible first-week chart battle between the rapper and Kanye West – who surprise released his long-delayed DONDA album over the weekend – it was still welcome news for the Drake nation. Last week, Drake seemed to hint that CLB was imminent on ESPN’s flagship program SportsCenter, sneaking in an image of a fan holding up a sign reading “CLB September 3” in-between baseball highlights.
In July, Drake announced during his appearance on Fri Yiy Friday (a Sirius XM radio