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Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ Certified Gold

 Frank Oceans Channel Orange Certified Gold

 …and Frank Ocean just keeps on winning!

While his recent run in with Chris Brown may currently dominate many a headline, Frank Ocean continues to prove that it’s his art- and not controversy- that keeps his brand afloat.

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 Frank Oceans Channel Orange Certified Gold

After hitting sales of 470,875 units last week, numbers generated in the US this week saw it certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, as documented above.

Of course, while these numbers should have been scored first week considering the LP’s immaculate campaign, they do ensure that like Drake and Bruno Mars, he stands head and shoulders above a number of his closest contemporaries.

Contemporaries, who although score big on a singles tip, fail to live up to their hype when it comes to moving albums.

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  1. January 31, 2013 at 5:00 am
    QueenBarb says:
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    TOOK THIS f** LIKE 7 MONTHS JUST TO GO GOLD PATHETIC IMAGINE WHAT HE WOULD HAVE SOLD IF HE NEVER WOULD HAVE CAME OUT LMAO BYE FRANKIE

    • January 31, 2013 at 6:27 am
      truth tea (take a sip) says:
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      I agree,
      but Roman Retracted has been out for 9 months and had a re-release and isnt even platinum yet.
      Don’t throw stones if you live in a glass house.

    • January 31, 2013 at 9:44 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      PREACH!!

      I have never seen such SMOKE & MIRRORS. “Forest Gump” is complete trash hence his staged altercation wih Chris Brown followed by the quick release of still pics of him on the video shoot followed the VERY NEXT DAY by the release of the gooddamn song!

      **I don’t typically loath, detest or just down right hate ppl I don’t know but the s*** he just pulled was simply evil. May his gay ass get what he has coming to him for this last PUBLICITY STUNT!

  2. January 31, 2013 at 5:02 am
    JUELZ says:
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    And what exactly does Frank keep ‘winning’ @TJG

    This just re-affirms every notion I have regarding this man…

    You would have thought that with all of the ‘unanimous’ praise and acclaim he has recieved, which has clearly semi-inflated his ego, that is why HE insinuated that fight with Chris, he would have shipped and sold Adele-esque numbers by now – or at least Taylor Swift-esque numbers.

    It’s laughable how BORING & PLACID this man is.

    • January 31, 2013 at 9:50 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      “Forest Gump” tho…….I mean really! Have you ever heard a song sound so much like a live trainwreak?

      FAKE Ocean = SMOKE & MIRRORS mixed with media favor

      **On the strength of that alone he will win a Grammy just watch!!

    • January 31, 2013 at 11:07 am
      ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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      I agree once again.

  3. January 31, 2013 at 5:04 am
    cake like lady gaga says:
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    This con is a FLOP.

    His flop album only went gold and not platinum after 9632521964 weeks of its release!!! Flop!!!
    _/ _/ _/

    • January 31, 2013 at 7:04 am
      f*** beyonce says:
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      You CALLING someone a con but yet, you are a gag gag fan lol.

    • January 31, 2013 at 8:52 am
      lol says:
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      record sells are in a slump

      • January 31, 2013 at 9:59 am
        mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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        Be that as it may, FAKE Ocean has had nothing but positive press and fanfare. Surely with all this free and positive support he shoud have moved more units by now!

        *He was KNIGHTED Gay King by the GLADD association.
        *He was KNIGHTED the new KANG of R&B by the music industry & media MONOPOLY.
        *He is the KING OF GIMMICKS – open letter about being gay, singing about men, instugating & attacking folks at 3am outside of a record studio a day before the release of a new single! ==> no excuse for him not to move more units

  4. January 31, 2013 at 5:07 am
    Lana Del Slay says:
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    Oh no! The haters stay pressed. Did Fame go Gold yet? Did Fortune? Don’t be mad that Francine is wiping the floor with Fistophina’s life.

    • January 31, 2013 at 5:09 am
      cake like lady gaga says:
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      You stan for Lame Del s***, so your opinion is null & Void, you can have every seat in the White House b****

      _/ _/

    • January 31, 2013 at 5:20 am
      cake like lady gaga says:
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      Lame ass website that NO ONE has ever heard of, so their views are null and void, so yes, remain seated b****!!!

    • January 31, 2013 at 10:04 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      b****, Fame is a GRAMMY WINNING CD! Fame moved more units then anything FAKE Ocean will ever move! Fortune is an AMAZING CD! The RACIST WHITE OWNED media & RACIST FEMINIST WHORES have done all they could to stop CB’s shine and he continues to SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND…..h**

      **and who the f*ck is lana del something 0_o? I never heard of her….

      • January 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm
        Frank Ocean is an overrated stunt queen says:
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        @mob – llama del bore is a rubber-lipped, Tumblr famous, hipster darling who can’t sing live to save her life, but her delusional stans think it’s somehow “real”, “powerful”, “raw”, etc, for her to sound off-key and off-pitch during her live performances. If any other artist sounded the way she does live, they’d rip them apart.

  5. January 31, 2013 at 5:08 am
    OVOForever says:
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    Frank, Aubrey>>>>>Chris,Rihanna.

    • January 31, 2013 at 10:13 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      Well perhaps Fake Ocean and Aubrey Fake do make a better couple?…LOL :-)

      I’m just curious though, which one is the POWER BOTTOM? I originally thought is was Aubrey but after last weeks PUBLICITY STUNT, I think it’s Ape Ocean!

      #ovo lol

  6. January 31, 2013 at 5:11 am
    FentySoSnatched says:
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    Convenient timing I’d say. He picks a fight with Chris and goes Gold in the same week.

    • January 31, 2013 at 10:14 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      BINGO!

      …….give this person a GOLD STAR :-)

  7. January 31, 2013 at 5:11 am
    Monstarebel says:
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    Bahahahahahahahahaha…. after that publicity stunt of him coming out with all the hype & supposed critical acclaim he’s bearly going gold after all this time Smh I can’t you would think this b**** was doing Adele numbers or some s***…

  8. January 31, 2013 at 5:12 am
    cake like lady gaga says:
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    Its always the fools that stan for lessors and irrelevant b****** that always have big mouths on this blog.

    You can’t come for anyone if you stan for Lame Del s***, Kreashawn, FRAUDyonce, Frank Pond and all the other lessors!

    Hoes sit!

    • January 31, 2013 at 7:05 am
      f*** beyonce says:
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      Um, Like yourself?

  9. January 31, 2013 at 5:16 am
    BeyWhoUWanna says:
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    Yay for Frank. Nay For Christophlop.

    • January 31, 2013 at 5:19 am
      Monstarebel says:
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      Chris has platinum albums unlike Frank we all know this album ain’t going platinum look how long it took for it to go gold lol

      • January 31, 2013 at 5:31 am
        BeyWhoUWanna says:
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        But we’re talking about today though. What has Fame sold after two years now?

      • January 31, 2013 at 6:47 am
        CBE says:
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        @BeyWhoUWanna Replied:

        last time I checked F.A.M.E had 950 000+ albums sold in the US alone.

        Fortune was 480 000+ sold in US alone but im waiting for that certification now.

      • January 31, 2013 at 6:55 am
        CBE says:
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        Correction *Fortune sold 416 000* copies.

      • January 31, 2013 at 10:32 am
        mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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        @BeyWhoUWanna

        Trick, Chris Brown is an ACTUAL TALENT! He’s a: songwriter,
        singer,
        musician,
        choreographer,
        dancer,
        actor,
        1 of the youngest excutive movie producers in hollyweird, painter,
        toy designer,
        clothing designer,
        record producer,
        philanthropist (Chris Brown Symphonic Love Charities)

        **b**** have a seat, you and ape ocean’s fake gimmicky ass

  10. January 31, 2013 at 5:30 am
    J says:
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    Honestly I dont know any ocean song!!!! Shame on me ?

  11. January 31, 2013 at 5:40 am
    The real xoxo says:
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    Only Gold? Kendrick Lamar went gold in like 2 months and didnt need to come out of the closet.

  12. January 31, 2013 at 5:41 am
    cake like lady gaga says:
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    With numbers like these, I can’t help but wonder who’s d*** he sucked to get those Grammy nominations.

    4 F’s:

    FLOP
    FAKE
    FRAUD
    FUCKERY

    • January 31, 2013 at 7:08 am
      f*** beyonce says:
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      Three of those which you name apply to gag gag
      FAKE
      FRAUD
      FUCKERY ;)

      • January 31, 2013 at 7:13 am
        cake like lady gaga says:
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        A h** better not come for me!!!

        you can have every seat at the Yankee Stadium, I won’t pay you any mind b**** ass trick

  13. January 31, 2013 at 5:42 am
    XtinaaLovee says:
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    To bad it wont go platinum

    • January 31, 2013 at 10:35 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      I don’t know, there are still PUBLICITY STUNTS to pull and d**ks to suck! :-)

  14. January 31, 2013 at 6:01 am
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    Seriously you guys need to stop hating. Did he do something to you? It´s like the Xtina Aguilera hate. Leave her alone.
    Frank´s music is undeniable good. It´s boring for most people, fine. But it´s art. I can´t say the same about Trey Songs or Chris Brown give me a f****** break now.
    All the homophobe people on here… exit the world please. Nobody is here for that nowadays. You are probably guetto b****** who refuse to leave the 19th century behind. So sad. That super God of yours is not going to like it when your judgement day comes and you´ve been judging and hurting people all your f****** life. No no no little b****** :)
    Finally, Frank´s music is vey difficult to market, general public is not going to like it no matter the amount of talk the artist generate. It´s like when the oscars nominate amazing films but to indie for the general public, the promo being nominated for an oscar is huge, but not even that can change the poor box office of some films (eg. Beast of teh Southern Wild or Amour this year, amazing but not for everybody)

    • January 31, 2013 at 6:18 am
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      How ridiculous all the thumbs down on Frank´s, Alicia´s and Mariah´s posts. Like do you ignorant kids have a life? lol I dare you to tell me which part of my comment wasn´t pure common sense and was disrespectful…

    • January 31, 2013 at 7:56 am
      EnRanc says:
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      I think I just heard the world’s tiniest violin playing. Be quiet.

      • January 31, 2013 at 9:50 am
        JOHNVIDAL says:
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        Just what i thought. Nobody can deny what I said is true and full of common sense. It´s just pure hate in all these TGJ posts. Sam should be ashamed by now of what he has created, all the superficial kids are on this site now

    • January 31, 2013 at 10:45 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      LOL but it’s okay to be HETEROphobic like FAKE Ocean?

      LMAO “Frank´s music is undeniable good”….well I’M DENYING IT! What’s so stellar about Forest Gump? The fact that he is singing about a man? That’s been done before and by a TRUE ARTIST -> LUTHER VANDROSS!!

      LOL “you´ve been judging and hurting people all your f****** life…” But it’s okay for Frank Ocean to judge and hurt others? Oh right, as long as they are heterosexual judging & hurting them is all good!

      • January 31, 2013 at 10:53 am
        JOHNVIDAL says:
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        Don´t be retarded please. Enough is enough. So your religious ass is now even contradicting the word of your Jesus? Ok fine, you´re a mess.
        You know what? I agree with you sometimes about the media and some part of the black and white debate. But you are so obsessed it´s not even funny. You´ll never leave the guetto that way hun. And all the foolishness for what??? For Chris Brown! lol I mean girl… no. If at least you were saying and having all the emotional breakdowns you have everyday for a f****** legend or something… but for Chris Brown? Do u think someone takes you seriously when you write your posts? lol

  15. January 31, 2013 at 6:42 am
    Bbbs says:
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    Sam is a hypocrite. If this was rihanna he would go IN on her.

  16. January 31, 2013 at 7:26 am
    SlayDeleAdkins says:
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    Good Kid, M.A.A.D City>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Channel Orange

    • January 31, 2013 at 9:15 am
      the real xoxo says:
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      good kid m.A.A.d city is my favourite album of 2012 – well thought-out concept, great storytelling and none of this “fake deep” b******* that channel orange is flooded with.
      both are hyped but kendrick’s album is more worthy of it.

      • January 31, 2013 at 11:20 am
        SlayDeleAdkins says:
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        Defo!! Its sad that someone like frank gets so much recognition!! Kendrick is so underrated its sad!! That album is flawless!! It takes you to another place and the flow of the album is amazing!! Channel Orange has no substance or a specific route (To me anyway) It just doesnt have the musical potential that GKMC has!!

  17. January 31, 2013 at 7:45 am
    Pop Royalty says:
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  18. January 31, 2013 at 7:45 am
    Jay Scorpio says:
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    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdk2t8bTIF1rtp5pdo1_500.gif

    PLEASE BORE SOMEONE ELSE WIT UR FUCKERY

  19. January 31, 2013 at 8:05 am
    EnRanc says:
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    GOLD???? You’re trying to hype up a mere GOLD certification? His album has been out for HOW LONG now? LMAO! All the hype, press, promotion, acclaim and not to mention his being showered with all this affection, coddling and being touted as some kind of social hero and exciting new breed of artist…and his album is only GOLD after over half a year in release? GTFOH. Wake me when this fool is at least triple platinum, which is where his album should already be considering all the attention and critical ass kissing he gets.

  20. January 31, 2013 at 8:12 am
    RLS says:
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    Awwww it only took 7 months to sell 470,000 copies! OMG that’s so amazing! Ms Frank girlfriend is slaying the charts!!! Not a Chris fan, but let’s compare Cunty Orange with his debut. I mean it’s only right since its Madame Franks debut album. Chris’ debut album mopped the floor with Franshae’s sales wise. How many #1/top 10/platinum singles has Chris had? Francia is so hyped, but isn’t living up to her expectations. Goodbye!

    • January 31, 2013 at 9:54 am
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      Crish has always made commercial music (well at least he tries) while Frank´s is too indie. You mad a “musician” like Chris Brown would never get grammy nominations in the main categories? :)

  21. January 31, 2013 at 9:12 am
    lol says:
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    OMG THE HATERS ARE PISSED!!!

    FRANK HAS OFFICIALLY MADE IT BIG HE NOW IS A HOUSEHOLD NAME AND HAS HIS OWN GANG OF HATIN INTERNET NERDS WITH LITTLE TO NO BUYING POWER!!!

    Listen you welfare,food stamp carrying, rainbow shoppin, broke, underemployed, non spellin ass ignorant hood rats… Frank doesn’t need your approval… he’s headed nowhere but up. I told ya’ll LONG before he ever came out as gay / bi that he would be the futre of RNB … and lo and behold I was correct also who did I say career was gonna take a nose dive…dum dum dum -chris brown

    why because one actually cares about their craft, has creativity,a vision, SINGING ABILTY, masturful storytelling, and is just bulit for this s***.

    ‘the other is half assesd,not creative, micheal jackson reject, voice is shot all to hell, fifth grade writer, and is emotianlly unstable with a huge ego

    before he ever came out critics loved his music.. he drew frequent comparisons to james taylor,Prince,stevie wonder,

    while latter has um.um hold it ‘ll come to me…nice dance moves ;)

    Chris career is almost over … SEVEN f***** YEARS … where is his fan base?…HE said lied and said he wouldn’t release Fortune until FAME went Platnum low and behold he released and neither of those album to this very day have reached platnum status … after all the hype,features all over urban radio, dic pic leakes, award show meltdowns and … this negro last album first week sales still matched frank first week album sales and Frank is a relatively new artist who doesn’t make generic rnb,pop,elecro songs like sell out Chris Brown, Face Frank is going anywhere his music is amazing their are critiques who get a joy out of just analyzing his lyrics because they found him that profound ,mean while chris music has no growth

    • January 31, 2013 at 9:29 am
      ALAN says:
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      GOODBYE h** >>>>>>

      FRANcine OCEANetta is a FLOP and you will have to DEAL!!!

      Hell, Adam Lambert sold more than this b**** and he is way more flmaboyant and queenie than FRANcine.

      KEEP TI MOVING b****!!!

    • January 31, 2013 at 11:18 am
      mob: fairness, equality & other bullsh** fairy tales says:
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      LMAO b**** ,FAKE Ocean is nothing but media hype. Hell, he get’s the same press Milli Vanilli & Vanilla Ice use to get back in the day! His music is bland, boring & drap. He get’s over becuase he is a FEMINIZED BLACK MAN in AmeriKKKa. This is what every femiNAZI w**** walking this earth wants to see. The feminization of men is a sad thing to witness! If a person is gay then that’s fine. That’s his business! But playing games with women and pulling STUNTS for PUBLICITY to sell CDs & Singles is just sick and evil!

      –> His music is garbage but his GIMMICK is solid. <–

    • January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
      LTM says:
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      DEAD @ household name!!

    • January 31, 2013 at 12:59 pm
      zania says:
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      Do you really think Frank next album will sell. Is there any other Pr he can pull. CB is still the second highest R & B artist in sales wise over the past three years, Beyond Beyonce. Fame sold 900,000 and something. CB didn’t promote fortune at all last year. Fortune still out sold Franks album WW.
      US Highest R & B album since 2010
      Beyonce- 1 million +
      CB-900,000
      Mary J 860,000
      R Kelly 676,00

  22. January 31, 2013 at 10:26 am
    MARIAH IS YOUR LEADER says:
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    You stupid f*** keep comparing Chris to frank. That’s like comparing apples and oranges. Two different types of artists. Chris was a mainstream artist….WAS…because hes pretty much over now, but don’t try to downplay his success to boost Franks!! Frank did have a mixtape following, but I do not believe he would be as hyped if he didn’t come out as a gay! Shoot me, but that’s what I believe! All of this Frank media mania, and he’s not at least at 1.5 million??? I hope Miguel sweeps the Grammys. :) he deserves it more than Frank the opportunist!

    • January 31, 2013 at 12:49 pm
      zania says:
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      CB is still mainstream, both of his singles from fortune,made it to the top 10 hot 100 and sold over a million-Don’t wake me up, Turn up the music

  23. January 31, 2013 at 11:09 am
    ƸӜƷ MC ƸӜƷ says:
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    Good to know publicity stunts work. :roll: No respect for this guy at all.

    • January 31, 2013 at 4:04 pm
      JOHNVIDAL says:
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      Girl why do u dislike him so much? Hasn´t Madonna used publicity stunt after publicity stunt? Come on. Should we have zero respect for Madonna cos of her publicity stunts? Come on girl :)

  24. January 31, 2013 at 11:25 am
    Qutsar says:
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    CONGRATS FRANK, YOU ARE THE BETTER ARTIST…

  25. January 31, 2013 at 11:39 am
    SBC19 says:
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    Close your damn mouth Frank. What, do you spot a penis in the vicinity or something?

  26. January 31, 2013 at 11:52 am
    lexi says:
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    I gave franks album a few listens and I was underwhelmed. But congrats to him. This is a good look for RnB even though he doesn’t claim that genre…..

  27. January 31, 2013 at 11:53 am
    LTM says:
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    Miguel>>>>>

  28. January 31, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Frank Ocean is an overrated stunt queen says:
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    Looks like the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of Francine’s bandwagon internet stans preferred to illegally download Channel Orange rather than actually BUY it. I wonder if Def Jam purchased a few thousand copies to help bump it up to “gold certified” status?

  29. January 31, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    MUSICHEAD says:
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    One of the most overrated artists in the industry. Talented writer but his vocals are trash.

  30. January 31, 2013 at 5:09 pm
    CAPTAINBREEZY says:
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    HOW DO I EVEN BEGIN… FRANK OCEAN IS A STUNT QUEEN!! PICK A FIGHT WITH CHRIS BROWN THEN ALL THE SUDDEN YOU WANNA DROP A NEW SINGLE FROM AN ALBUM THAT WAS RELEASED 7 MONTHS AGO. I HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THIS MANS ARTISTRY BECAUSE ITS NOT REAL. YOU PUSHED AN ALBUM UP A WHOLE WEEK AFTER ANNOUNCING YOU WERE GAY. YOUR SINGLES HAVE BARELY IF NOT AT ALL CHARTED.. WHAT IS SO EPIC ABOUT FRANK OCEAN??? AND LETS TALK ABOUT CHRIS BROWN. THE MAN THAT EVERYONE LOVES TO HATE…. FIRST OFF, CHRIS BROWN IS STILL SELLIN RECORDS. FAME IS APPROACHING PLATINUM STATUS WHILE “FORTUNE” IS APPROACHING GOLD. AND IM AN HONEST CHRIS BROWN FAN.. “FORTUNE” WASNT NEARLY HIS BEST WORK YET HE STILL MANAGED TO GET TWO PLATINUM SINGLES WITH “DONT WAKE ME UP” AND “TURN UP THE MUSIC AS WELL AS A SOLD OUT TOUR IN THE UK WITH HIS “CARPE DIEM” TOUR AND THE REIGN ISNT OVER. CHRIS HAS SOME PERSONAL THINGS TO WORK ON BUT ITS NOT OVER FOR HIM. AND FOR EVERYONE CLAIMING THAT FRANK OCEAN IS SO EPIC… CALL ME WHEN HES PLATINUM OR WHEN HES PUSHING NUMBERS LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT OR ADELE. PLEASE ADDRESS ALL CONCERNS TO @THEREGOTERRY THANKS!

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    Speaking of Courage | The Pulp Fictionist says:
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