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Drake dedicates “Honestly, Nevermind” Album to Virgil Abloh

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Toronto rapper Drake is anticipated to drop a 7th studio album HONESTLY, NEVERMIND after a surprise announcement.

His latest project released at 12am ET. “7th studio album ‘HONESTLY, NEVERMIND’ out at midnight,” the Toronto-bred artist wrote on his verified Instagram account. An accompanying image showed what appears to be album cover art, with the title in gothic script overlayed on a multicolor shadow with a parental advisory warning for explicit content.

The “God’s Plan” and “In My Feelings” rapper provided no details beyond that. However, the 35-year-old is expected to share more about the album when he debuts the premiere episode of his SiriusXM radio show, “Table for One,” on Sound 42 at 8 p.m. Pacific.

“Honestly, Nevermind” follows the hitmaker’s polarizing 2021 album, “Certified Lover Boy,” which Times music critic Mikael Wood described as “irresistible even at its bleakest.”

Fans had already expected Drake to release new music this summer when a snippet began making the rounds on TikTok earlier this year. Few probably guessed it was out tonight, though.

The album arrives just hours after Drake’s surprise announcement, which sent social media into a frenzy. Earlier in the evening, he also launched his new radio show “Table for One” on Sound 42 on SiriusXM.

Honestly, Nevermind follows Certified Lover Boy, which topped the charts upon its release in September and is still holding strong at No. 13 on the Billboard 200.

The soundtrack to your summer has unexpectedly arrived. Stream Honestly, Nevermind below.

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