Drake's Certified Lover Boy Breaks Multiple Records in One Day - XXL

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When is Drake's new album?

"Certified Lover Boy" follows 2018's "Scorpion." Hours after Drake's announcement, Lil Nas X confirmed that his new album "Montero" was coming, and trolled Drake by taking his cover and making it his own. "MONTERO, THE ALBUM OUT SEPTEMBER 17, 2021," the "Old Town Road" rapper tweeted. CNNDrake drops new album 'Certified Lover Boy' overnight

Did Drake sample R Kelly?

"Drake chose to sample his work, knowing he'd have to clear it with R. Kelly, and that Kelly would get a check/royalties. USA TODAYDrake's anticipated ‘Certified Lover Boy’ album arrives, but these songs are sparking debate

Is R Kelly on certified lover boy?

Sigh, R. Kelly Is Credited on 'Certified Lover Boy' ... R. Kelly has recently stood trial in New York Federal Court for sex trafficking, as well as grooming and abuse, and a woman testified at the trial explaining that the singer had been grooming her at just 15 years old. HighsnobietyR. Kelly Credited on Drake's Album 'Certified Lover Boy'

Drake's 'Certified Lover Boy' album cover is inspiring some ridiculous memes

CNN 04 September, 2021 - 11:50pm

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Here's Why R Kelly Is Credited On Drake's 'CLB' Song 'TSU'

HipHopDX 04 September, 2021 - 11:50pm

Certified Lover Boy cut features Young Thug and Future

Drake has dropped a bonkers video for his Right Said Fred-sampling collaboration with Future and Young Thug, “Way 2 Sexy,” off his new album, Certified Lover Boy.

The video was directed by Dave Meyers and opens with an OVO “warning” message that proclaims, “Repeat viewing may lead to a pregnancy.” From there, Drake goes all-out and over-the-top with his displays of sexiness, suiting up for an Eighties-style workout, posing for the cover of a paperback romance novel, playing an action hero named “Drambo” in a film called “Thirst Blood” and much, much more.

Certified Lover Boy marks Drake’s first proper studio effort since 2018’s Scorpion, though in between he released his 2019 compilation, Care Package, 2020 mixtape Dark Lane Demo Tapes, and the three-track Scary Hours 2 EP, which arrived in March. Along with Future and Young Thug, CLB features collaborations with Jay-Z, 21 Savage, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj and more. One track, “Champagne Poetry,” notably boasts a sample of the Beatles’ “Michelle,” while more controversially, the song “TSU” samples the intro to R. Kelly’s 1998 single “Half on a Baby” (Kelly is currently on trial on sex trafficking and racketeering charges).

In This Article: Drake, Future, Young Thug

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Drake's Certified Lover Boy Album Breaks Apple Music and Spotify Single-Day Streaming Records

Yahoo Entertainment 04 September, 2021 - 01:21pm

Drake’s new album, Certified Lover Boy, is breaking major records on streaming platforms.

According to Apple Music in an Instagram post on Friday (Sept. 3), Drizzy’s CLB broke his own record for the most-streamed album in a single day. Sharing an image of the LP's artwork of different pregnant women emojis, the caption reads, “@champagnepapi topped his own record. 🏆 #CertifiedLoverBoy is now the biggest album debut EVER on Apple Music, surpassing the record 6 God set with ‘Scorpion’ in 2018 #CLB."

What Apple Music is referring to is Drake breaking the single-day streaming record back in 2018 with his fifth album Scorpion. The LP garnered over 170 million streams within a 24-hour period. The album would eventually reach 1 billion global streams in a week.

Apple Music hasn’t officially announced the streaming totals just yet, but it has to be huge for them to make an announcement this early.

Additionally, CLB tracks “Girls Want Girls (feat. Lil Baby),” “Champagne Poetry,” and “Fair Trade (feat. Travis Scott)” are the three biggest song debuts ever on Apple Music’s platform, surpassing Drake’s “Nonstop.” Also, CLB reached No. 1 on Apple Music’s Top Albums charts in 145 countries in its first day of release. Plus, songs from CLB claimed the No. 1 spot on 51 Daily Top 100 charts, sweeping the top 21 spots in 18 countries at release.

Meanwhile, CLB also broke Spotify’s record for the most-streamed album in a single day, surpassing Scorpion’s 132 million single-day streams, which was a record on the platform at the time.

All of this might put a frown on Kanye West’s face. Initially, the Chicago rapper-producer had the 2021 record for most streams in a single day on Apple Music with his polarizing Donda album. The collection was streamed over 60 million times on Apple Music in the U.S.

All of this comes as Drake sneakily leaked an unheard Kanye West song featuring André 3000 called “Life of the Party” during his guest DJ stint on SiriusXM’s Sound 42 radio show early Saturday morning (Sept. 4).

The song features Yeezy delivering a cautionary warning to Drizzy while Three Stacks raps a heartfelt message to Kanye’s mother, Ms. Donda West, while honoring his late mom Sharon Benjamin Hodo.

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