‘Certified Lover Boy’ a certified hit

Javier Garcia , Entertainment Reporter

Ontario native, Aubrey “Drake’ Graham’s sixth studio album, “Certified Lover Boy” debuted on September 2.

With a runtime of an hour and twenty-six minutes, the record was received to mixed reaction from fans and critics alike.

The “God’s Plan” rapper took to social media platforms Instagram and Twitter on August 30 to introduce his new project and previewed the now viral cover art.

With highlights of the album coming in the form of fan favorites such as “Champagne Poetry,” “Fair Trade” featuring Travis Scott, “No Friends In The Industry,” “Knife talk” featuring 21 Savage & Protect Pat.

After some controversy due to the surprise release of the album “Donda” by Kanye West so close to the pre-announced date of Graham’s album, the two artists were now put up against each other by fans to see who would come out with the superior album.

After some back and forth from the artists, Drake solidified his spot in the music industry as the hit maker by breaking the record for most streamed album in a 24-hour period, not only on Apple Music, but on streaming platform Spotify as well.

The record also became the biggest debut in Apple Music history, beating his precursory album “Scorpion.”