Drake Confirms New Album Coming In June

Just hold on Drake fans—new music is on the way.

The Canadian rapper has teased a new June release date on Instagram via a black, silk bomber jacket. In the photo, Aubrey Drake Graham’s jacket details the words “Scorpion” and “June Twenty Eighteen by Drake” printed on the back. Rolling Stone has confirmed that Scorpion refers to the rapper’s upcoming album title.


Scorpion is executive produced by the Degrassi star’s long-time producer Noah “40” Shebib and manager Oliver El-Khatib.

In addition to the jacket photo, Drake also posted a photo of a golden medallion with a scorpion symbol on it with the caption “June 2018,” but the Toronto rapper revealed little else about the forthcoming LP.


Drake’s last album, More Life, dropped back in March 2017 and since 2015, the rapper has released at least one full-length project—album, mixtape, or playlist—every year since. Meaning June is right on schedule for some new Drake material.

Most recently, Drake dropped the catchy new single “Nice for What” which includes a sample of the popular Lauryn Hill track “Ex Factor.” A few days after announcing the single, Drake released an accompanying female star-studded music video that features Tracee Ellis Ross, Tiffany Haddish, Olivia Wilde, and more.

Prior to the new single, Drake released the two-song project Scary Hours, which included the hit “God’s Plan.” “Nice for What” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, taking the spot from “God’s Plan,” which reigned on the top of the chart for 11 weeks.

Drake is the fourth artist to ever have multiple No. 1 debuts on the Hot 100 chart next to Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, and Britney Spears.