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Drake's new album Certified Lover Boy topped Kanye West's DONDA in the battle for streaming supremacy.

Drake dropped CLB three days after Universal Music released DONDA without Kanye's permission.

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Word has it that Kanye delayed DONDA's release date because he feared being outshined by Drake's new offering.

The "Hotline Bling" rapper recently traded disses with Kanye as they both prepared to drop their new releases.

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The Canadian superstar pummeled Kanye in lyrics on his track "7am on Bridle Path."

    "I could give a f--k about who designing your sneakers and tees
    Have somebody put you on a Gildan, you play with my seed
    Trust me, there's some sh-t you really gotta come see to believe
    That's why your people not believers, they all leavin' ya
    That's why you buyin' into the hype that the press feedin' ya

    You know the fourth level of jealousy is called media
    Isn't that an ironic revelation?
    Give that address to your driver, make it your destination
    Instead of just a post out of desperation."

Certified Lover Boy is currently number one on the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums Chart. CLB crushed DONDA's listening figures, according to Alpha Data, the analytics provider behind the Rolling Stone charts.

In just three days, Certified Lover Boy received 430 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. Meanwhile, DONDA pulled in just under 423 million listens in its first eight days of streaming.

Certified Lover Boy isn't Drake's biggest album to date. 2018's Scorpion, featuring hit single "Sandra's Rose," racked up more than 725 million streams in its first week of release.

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Drake released the first visual off Certified Lover Boy for his track "Way 2 Sexy" featuring Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Future Hendrix.

In the video, directed by Dave Meyers, Drake portrays a plethora of "sexy" characters such as action hero Drambo (pictured above), a swashbuckler, a cologne spokesman, and a workout instructor.

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Los Angeles Clippers star Kawhi Leonard makes a cameo appearance in one scene with Drake, Thugga and Future wearing all white suits.

Drake released his 6th studio album, Certified Lover Boy, via OVO Sound/Republic Records on Friday, Sept. 3.

Fans immediately took to social media to share their reviews. The album drew comparisons to Kanye West's oft-delayed DONDA album, which dropped Sunday.

Check out the music video below.

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As promised, Drake delivered his new album, Certified Lover Boy, without much fanfare or bizarre stunts.

The 34-year-old rapper dropped his first full length release since Scorpion in 2018 - on Friday - almost a year late due to the pandemic.

Standout collabs on the album include rappers Jay Z and mumble rapper Travis Scott.

CLB also includes features with Giveon, Lil Durk, Kid Cudi, Future, Yebba, Young Thug, Lil Baby and 21 Savage.

On "Fair Trade," Drake and Travis seek loyalty from women in their lives and they don't mind losing friends to achieve loyalty.

    "I don't know who love me, but I know that it ain't everybody
    I can never love her, she a busy body
    Baby, if you want me, can't be turnin' up with everybody, nah

    Can't be f*ckin' on just anybody, yeah
    I got feelings for you, that's the thing about it, yeah
    You know that it's somethin' when I sing about it, yeah."

In a post on his Instagram Stories, the rapper described his sixth album as, "A combination of toxic masculinity and acceptance of truth which is inevitably heartbreaking." He also dedicated the album to late Instagram models Nadia Ntuli and Mercedes Morr who both died this year.

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Ahead of the release of the record, Drake's mom Sandi Graham sent him sweet and encouraging notes.

Her message on Tuesday, Aug, 31, reads:

"To: Lover Boy Three days more we're counting down, for us to hear the best. Everyone's excited, cause you're nothing like the rest. Three more days my pookaroo I couldn't be more proud of you! Loving mom."

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Lil Nas X posed for a photo shoot in PEOPLE magazine with a gut full of his debut album, Montero.

LNX strapped on a prosthetic belly to celebrate the impending delivery of his "baby" on Sept. 17.

He tells PEOPLE exclusively that he decided to do the shoot after YouTuber James Charles pretended to be pregnant after listening to Megan Thee Stallion's verse on his new song "Dolla Sign Slime" for the first time.

"I was like, 'Oh my God, this is amazing,' so I immediately called my stylist," LNX claims.

"She was like, 'Wow, this all comes together. Your album. Your baby.' I was like, 'Yeah, this is my baby, huh?' As a joke, she was like, 'Yeah, you should do a pregnancy shoot.'

"I was like, 'You know what? That's actually brilliant.' So now we have this entire thing coming out, and it's going to be amazing."

Earlier this week, LNX trolled Drake by sharing an album cover of pregnant men emojis. Drake's Certified Lover Boy album, featuring pregnant female emojis on the cover, drops Friday.

"I was like, 'There's no way the universe is lining up this perfect for this to happen," LNX laughed.

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Kanye West's new album, DONDA, has shot to the top of the Apple Music charts in 130 countries, becoming the platform's biggest debut ever.

The much-delayed project dropped unexpectedly on Sunday morning, despite Kanye's attempts to stall the release while he waited for clearance to feature DaBaby's verse on "Jail."

Instead of DaBaby's verse on the track, Jay-Z's verse remained.

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In a series of social media messages overnight, Kanye's manager, Bu Thiam, blamed DaBaby's management for the hold-up.

He explained DaBaby's manager hadn't signed the necessary paperwork to clear his verse.

"We won't be able to Upload unless we take him off," Bu claimed.

However, DaBaby's management denied Bu's allegations.

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Kanye responded by insisting he was "not taking my brother off", adding: "So the album is not coming out... God gotta bigger plans."

Kanye took to Twitter on Sunday afternoon to vent his frustrations about the release, and made it clear he wanted to wait for clearance from DaBaby's management.

"Universal put my album out without my approval and they blocked 'Jail 2' from being on the album," he wrote.

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Despite the hysterics, Ye's 10th studio album - faturing 27 tracks - is a huge hit for Apple Music.

DONDA, named after the rapper's late mother, was initially set for release last month, following the first of three listening parties in Atlanta, Georgia.

Meanwhile, Kanye's arch nemesis, fellow rapper Drake announced his new release, Certified Lover Boy, is set to drop on Friday, Sept 3.

Listen to DONDA here.

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Drake is reportedly "mentoring" his girlfriend's son Amari Bailey. The 34-year-old rapper met 40-year-old single mother Johanna Leia at her son's basketball game at Sierra Canyon HS. Amari's teammates include LeBron James' son Bronny James.

Drake and Johanna have been dating for about 4 months. However, news that Drake is mentoring her son came out amid whispers that Drake was spending more time with the teenager than with Johanna.

The news left fans wondering why is Drake mentoring Amari when there are other male role models in his circle including Amari's coach and assistant coaches.

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Amari, who turned 17 in February, appeared alongside his mother in the Lifetime reality TV series Bringing Up Ballers.

Drake has a questionable history with minors that is worrisome to some fans.

The "Hotline Bling" rapper was described as "creepy" for texting teenage pop star Billie Eilish and 14-year-old actress Millie Bobby Brown.

Drake has 3-year-old son Adonis with former sex worker Sophie Brussaux. His romantic history is littered with short-term relationships with women.

On Thursday, July 8, Drake rented out Dodger stadium in Los Angeles for a dinner date with Johanna.

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Drake wanted to really impress his current lady friend by taking her to a special spot for a private dinner.

Drake's dinner date was entrepreneur Johanna Leia, who is the mother of Amari Bailey, one of Bronny James' teammates at Sierra Canyon School.

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Most men take their ladies to a favorite restaurant for a romantic evening. But Drake rented out the entire Dodger Stadium stadium for a private dinner on the field.

By coincidence, Los Angeles ABC News affiliate's chopper pilot Chris Cristi was flying low over the stadium when he spotted the strange sight and shot video.
 

Drake previously rented out Los Angeles' SoFi Stadium for a dinner to celebrate his Billboard Artist of the Decade Award.
 

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Fans have questions after Drake, right, presented his "Wants and Needs" collaborator, Lil Baby, left, with a ladies Rolex wrist watch.

The rare "Chrome Hearts" Rolex is a vintage day date wrist watch with a delicate silver link bracelet that wraps around a lady's wrist twice.

Lil Baby posted an image of the watch on his Instagram story, along with a "Thank you" note to the Canadian rapper.

The rappers worked together on "Wants and Needs," which charted at No. 2, and their 2018 single "Yes Indeed" hit No. 6 on the Billboard chart.

Lil Baby's collabo album with Chicago rapper Lil Durk debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Fans wondered about the story behind the generous, but odd, gift for a man.
 

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Rapper Gunna, real name Sergio Kitchens, looked stylish as he arrives to his star-studded 28th birthday celebration at The Highlight Room in Hollywood on Monday.

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The College Park, Georgia native (left) was discovered by rapper Young Thug (right), with whom he enjoys a closerthanthis relationship. The two rappers are inseparable.

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Rapper Drake attends pal Gunna's birthday bash in Hollywood on Monday. Other invited guests include Sean Combs, Future Hendrix, G Herbo, Doja Cat, music producer Scott Storch, and more.

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Irina Shayk shields her face from the paparazzi as she takes her daughter, Lea de Seine, for a stroll around Battery Park City with her nanny. Irina, 35, made headlines when she was spotted vacationing with still-married Kanye West in France.

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Drake keeps a low profile as he arrives at an event shortly after a mystery woman is seen entering the same event. Although Drake was surrounded by his entourage, and the mystery women snuck in alone, the two were said to have linked up at the event in Hollywood.

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Shannon and Shannade Clermont, aka The Clermont Twins, rocked colorful matching frocks while attending the 'ZOLA' screening in Hollywood on Thursday. They are best known for their season 14 appearance on Oxygen's 'Bad Girls Club.' Shannade Clermont, 27, was arrested and charged with aggravated identity theft after she was caught using a dead real estate broker's credit cards in 2017. She was sentenced to one year in prison and was released early on March 9, 2020.

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John Legend attended The 2021 Tribeca Festival Premiere of 'Legend Of The Underground' at Brookfield Place in New York City on Thursday. The curvy singer wore Burberry print slacks, a black blouse opened to reveal his bare chest, and a brown dinner jacket. John is the sole breadwinner, as his troubled wife, Chrissy Teigen, lost all of her paying sponsors after she bullied young women on social media.

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TV Host Tyra Banks and her boyfriend Louis Bélanger-Martin took her son, York Banks, to breakfast at the Malibu Pier.