Four-time Grammy-winning artist Drake on Thursday surprised the world, announcing the launch of his new album ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ on Friday.

Taking to Instagram, the 35-year-old rapper from Ontario posted an image of the cover of his new album, which reads ‘Honestly, Nevermind’ in chrome technicolour lettering.

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“7th studio album “HONESTLY, NEVERMIND” out at midnight,” the post read.

According to XXLMag, rumours about Drake dropping a new mixtape started circulating a week ago, with many suggesting that the new project would consist of 15 tracks recorded over the past six months. While the rumoured mixtape, believed to be named ‘Summer 22’, didn’t drop, there appears to have been some credence to the rumour, as confirmed by the announcement of ‘Honestly, Nevermind’.

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While very little is known about the new album, details are expected emerge on the premiere episode of Drake’s new SiriusXM radio show ‘Table For One,’ which is slated to go on air at 11pm ET on Friday, an hour before the release of ‘Honestly, Nevermind’.

Although not much is known about the album, Drake’s post was quickly liked by Kanye West (who has now changed his name to Ye), sending hip-hop fans into a frenzy, with the possibility of a collaboration on the cards.

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The surprise announcement comes less than a year after Drake released sixth studio album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’, on September 3 last year, featuring collaborations with the likes of other popular artists such as Lil Wayne, Young Thug, Future, Kid Cudi, Rick Ross, and 21 Savage.

Drake has won four Grammy Awards, winning an award for the Best Rap Album for ‘Take Care’ (2013), Best Rap/Sung Performance and Best Rap Song for ‘Hotline Bling’ (2017), and another Best Rap Song award for ‘God’s Plan’ (2019).