It was nearly impossible to go to any music site across the web without hearing about Frank Ocean over the past week. The Odd Future member made quite a bit of noise over the past few weeks by officially coming out through a letter posted to his Tumblr, followed by an early album release of his much anticipated debut ‘Channel Orange.’
The project served as a follow up to Frank’s album worthy ‘Nostalgia, Ultra’ mixtape, and even though it released as a digital iTunes exclusive for the first week ‘Channel Orange’ still managed to sell an impressive 130,945 copies.
Although Ocean did become the center of attention after sharing his story where he found out he was in love with another man, the album wasn’t scheduled to release until today. It’s hard to say if releasing the album a week early through iTunes helped his sales, but either way it was enough to earn him the number 2 spot on the album sales charts behind Zac Brown Band’s ‘Uncaged’ which sold just under 240,000 copies.
Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange’ album has been available for the past week on iTunes, and is now available at retail locations as well. Ocean recently kicked off his ‘Channel Orange’ tour in Seattle, with plans to tour the rest of the country.