Drake’s long-awaited new album Certified Lover Boy is finally here.
It’s been over three years since the Canadian rapper last released new music, and fans couldn’t be more excited.
The album has 21 songs and some impressive features from the likes of Young Thug, 21 Savage, Lil Baby, Ty Dolla Sign, Jay-Z and many more.
Alongside Kanye West’s Donda, it’s set to be one of the biggest albums of the year, but what actually is a Certified Lover Boy?
Let’s explore the meaning of the album name…
What is a Certified Lover Boy?
Okay, let’s break it down.
If something is ‘certified’, it is officially recognised, approved, true or correct.
A ‘lover boy’ is a sexually attractive young male who easily seduces and falls in love with women.
So, a ‘certified lover boy’ is just a true lover boy.
What is the album about?
The album title makes a whole lot more sense once you know what the album is about.
Drake is known for being a ladies man, and he’s dated a lot of different women in his life.
Certified Lover Boy is an amalgamation of songs about love, women and his experiences as a certified lover boy.
Album cover meaning explained
Drake even put women on the cover of the album.
The artwork contains a series of pregnant women emojis with various skin tones and shirt colours.
It was designed by British artist Damien Hirst, and fans think it’s a nod to the fact that the album was late.
Certified Lover Boy was due to be released nine months ago, which is the same time as a full term pregnancy, hence the emojis.
Plus, the album dropped on Labor Day, so it’s like the pregnant women were going into labour and the album was being born.
Very clever Drake!