Drake took to Instagram this afternoon (June 16) to tease fans with an internet-breaking announcement: Drizzy will be dropping his new album, Honestly, Nevermindtonight at midnight EST.
The 6 God’s post simply reads, “7th studio album ‘HONESTLY, NEVERMIND’ out at midnight.” The record comes shortly after Certified Lover Boywhich was released on September 3, 2021.
Upon its release, Certified Lover Boy debuted in the No.1 spot on the Billboard 200 and had the best week for any album release at that point in 2021, according to Billboard. The album unseated Kanye West’s chart-topping Donda (which has fallen to No.2), and marked Drake’s 10th No.1 album.
Certified Lover Boy sold 613,000 equivalent album units, making it the biggest week for an album since Taylor Swift’s Folklore sold 846,000 units in 2020, according to Billboard.
Drake produced Certified Lover Boy himself, alongside Noah “40” Shebib, Oliver El-Khatib, and Noel Cadastre. The project marks the rapper’s first official album release since Scorpion, which dominated in 2018 with singles like “Nice For What” and “In My Feelings.” In the interim, Drake released two mixtapes, Care Package and Dark Lane Demo Tapesin 2019 and 2020, respectively.
Certified Lover Boy featured the most collaborations on a Drake project since 2018’s More Life. The album found him teaming up with a major selection of artists including Lil BabyLil Durk, Giveon, Jay-Z, Travis Scott, Yebba, 21 Savage, Project Pat, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Wayne, Rick RossTems, and Kid Cudi. There was also an uncredited contribution from Nicki Minaj on album cut “Papi’s Home.”
In May of this year, it was reported that Drake broke his tie with Ariana Grande and BTS to be crowned the artist with the most No.1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart debuts. Until his latest hit with Future, “Wait for U,” stormed to the top of the US chart, the superstar rapper was in joint place with the pop megastar and K-Pop boy band.
He now has six No.1 Hot 100 debuts to his name, with “Wait for U” joining “God’s Plan,” “Nice for What,” “Toosie Slide,” “What’s Next,” and “Way 2 Sexy.” The hip-hop star also has a total of 10 No.1 hits on the chart. With Honestly, Nevermind coming shortly, he may soon be adding to that tally.
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