Drake announces new album 'Certified Lover Boy' is coming in January

The release date was revealed on the Canadian rapper's birthday

epa07541789 Drake poses in the press room at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, 01 May 2019. The Billboard Music Awards finalists are based on US year-end chart performance, sales, number of downloads and total airplay.  EPA-EFE/NINA PROMMER

Drake has announced that his latest album, Certified Lover Boy, is due for release in January 2021.

The announcement was made on Saturday, October 24, the rapper's 34th birthday. This will be the Canadian star's sixth studio album, and his first since 2018's Scorpion.

Drake, born Aubrey Graham, made the announcement with a minute-long video that makes reference to his previous albums and mixtapes, So Far Gone (2009), Take Care (2011), Nothing Was The Same (2013) and Dark Lane Demo Tapes (2020).

In April 2019, Drake hinted that he was working on new music while he was in London on his Assassination Vacation Tour. In June, he said he was in "album mode" while on a trip to Turks and Caicos Islands to record.

In July, Drake's sound engineer Noel Cadastre revealed the release was 90 per cent finished, saying: "Y'all gonna have to wait on that last 10 per cent". Drake later confirmed the name of the album and released the album's lead single, Laugh Now Cry Later, featuring Lil Durk, in August.

While fans will have to wait a few months for Drake's latest offering, there is still plenty of new music to look forward to in 2020, with Ariana Grande, Adele and Kylie all set to release albums in the next few weeks.

In the last two days, American singer Bruce Springsteen has also released Letter To You, his 20th album.