Entertainment Music Drake's Mom Leaves Him a Sweet Note Ahead of Album Release: 'Love You More Now and Forever' Drake's sixth studio album Certified Lover Boy will be released Friday By Daniela Avila Daniela Avila Instagram Twitter Editorial Assistant, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 2, 2021 05:20 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Drake/Instagram Drake's mom is showing some love for her "lover boy." On Thursday, Drake's mom Sandi Graham expressed how proud she is of her son by leaving him a poem-like note ahead of the release of his Certified Lover Boy album. "It's finally come, the countdown has reached one, with each new album my heart skips a beat, being your mother has been my life's greatest treat," wrote Graham, 61. "It's been a long hard road together, now there's one more day to go. I wanna celebrate you son, more than you'll ever know." "Love you more now and forever," she signed the card. Drake/Instagram RELATED: Drake Confirms Release Date for Certified Lover Boy After Months-Long Delay of Sixth Studio Album The rapper posted the first countdown note from his mother on his Instagram story on Tuesday. For more on Drake's new album Certified Lover Boy and other top stories, listen below to our daily podcast PEOPLE Every Day. "Day two is here, one more to go. We go high when they go low. Certified — it's been quite a ride, I forever admire your relentless drive," wrote his mother in her second note. In the past, Drake, 34, has demonstrated a deep admiration for his mother — sharing sweet photos on Instagram from his childhood. The singer-songwriter also shared a video slideshow of photos growing up with his mother on Mothers Day — where she voiceovers and says that a mother's presence, despite a child's age, is "invaluable." "The role of mother never comes to an end, never," said Graham in the video. RELATED: Drake Reveals He Had COVID and Hair Loss Was a Lingering Side Effect: 'It's Coming Back' On Monday, the "One Dance" singer teased that Certified Lover Boy would be released on Friday — after a months-long delay. He revealed the news on Instagram by sharing an image that features multiple pregnant women emojis holding their stomachs, placed on a white background. "CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3," Drake captioned the post, confirming the release date. Since the post, fans began theorizing about the meaning behind the emoji's post. "The album is dropping over Labor Day weekend and is 9 months late. Drake is wild," tweeted one person alongside a meme of Drake. Another fan joked, "Drake knows the power his music has. certified lover boy about to get us all pregnant." The album was originally scheduled for release in January but was postponed due to health issues Drake was facing at the time. "I was planning to release my album this month but between surgery and rehab my energy has been dedicated to recovery," Drake wrote in an Instagram Story post at the time, per Billboard. "I'm blessed to be back on my feet and feeling great and focused on the album, but CLB won't be dropping in January." Drake's last album release was 2018's Scorpion which featured hits like "God's Plan," "Nice for What," and "In My Feelings."