Drake, 21 Savage album ‘Her Loss’ release date delayed: Here’s why

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Recording artist Drake performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The highly anticipated collaborative album of the two rap superstars will have to wait a little longer.

According to reports, “Her Loss,” the Drake and 21 Savage collaboration album, will be released this Friday, October 28. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, the release date of “Her Loss” will be delayed.

According to Billboard, the collaborators had no problem with it. Drake announced the unfortunate news on his Instagram story.

According to the “Honestly, Nevermind” rapper, one of his production team members became infected with the COVID-19 virus and could not complete the tracks on time.

He wrote on an Instagram story:

“Our brother @ovo40 got Covid while mixing and mastering the crack so he’s resting up. NOVEMBER 4th is HER LOSS day we’ll see you soon.” 

Similarly, 21 Savage, the album’s other collaborator, posted the same thing on his account.

It wasn’t just “Her Loss” who was getting a new date. OVO Sound announced on Twitter that DVSN’s “Working On My Karma” had been rescheduled for November 4.

Fans of both rappers were taken aback by the sudden announcement of a new album from the two, as they had only recently released the song “Jimmy Cooks,” which was featured in their recently-released music video.

The duo announced the new collab album title and the rescheduled release date of “Her Loss” in the video around the 1:25 mark.

“Jimmy Cooks” was one of Drake’s most successful singles from his “Honestly, Nevermind” album. The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, and the album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with 204,000 album equivalent units.

Meanwhile, this wasn’t the first time the two had worked together on a track, as they are frequent collaborators on both projects.

Savage appeared on “Knife Talk” from “Certified Lover Boy,” while Drake appeared on “Mr. Right Now” in the 2020 collab album “Savage Mode II” between the British rapper and Metro Boomin. In 2016, he was also featured on Drake’s “Sneakin.”