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Drake sends fans into a frenzy as he announces surprise release of new album Honestly, Nevermind

Drake sends fans into a frenzy as he announces surprise release of new album Honestly, Nevermind

Drake thrilled his 113M Instagram fans on Thursday, with the announcement that he is releasing a new album titled Honestly, Nevermind at midnight. 

The rap superstar, 35, posted the cover art for the project, which will be his seventh studio album, following last year’s release of Certified Lover Boy.

‘7th studio album “HONESTLY, NEVERMIND” out at midnight,’ the Canadian hitmaker captioned the photo, simply featuring the name of the new album.

New tunes: Drake thrilled his 113M Instagram fans on Thursday, with the announcement that he is releasing a new album titled Honestly, Nevermind at midnight

The album comes as a complete surprise, with the musician doing no prior promotion for it.

The hip-hop star – who has sold more than 37 million albums worldwide – will most likely discuss the new album during tonight’s premiere episode of his SiriusXM radio show Table For One.

The program will air an hour before the album’s release, at 11 p.m. ET on Sound 42.

Summer album: The Canadian rapper, 35, posted the cover art for the project, which will be his seventh studio album, following last year’s release of Certified Lover Boy

Summer album: The Canadian rapper, 35, posted the cover art for the project, which will be his seventh studio album, following last year’s release of Certified Lover Boy

The swiftness of the new project might be partly due to the God’s Plan star’s reported recent singing of a $400 million recording contract earlier this year.

On May 3rd Sir Lucian Grainge – head of Universal Music Group – confirmed that Drake signed a massive ‘expansive, multi-faceted deal’ with the label, as reported by Variety. 

The deal ‘encompasses recordings, publishing, merchandise and visual media projects.’

Drake’s Certified Lover Boy, was released via his own imprint OVO Sound under license to Republic Records (owned by UMG). 

Big deal: The swiftness of the new project might be partly due to the hip hop star's reported recent singing of a $400 million recording contract earlier this year; Pictured October 2019

Big deal: The swiftness of the new project might be partly due to the hip hop star’s reported recent singing of a $400 million recording contract earlier this year; Pictured October 2019

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