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Frank Ocean Fishing For Major Distribution Deal For ‘Blond’

Star Preps Physical Push For Sophomore Album

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Frank Ocean has that ‘Blond’ ambition.

The reclusive crooner rubbed many industry big wigs the wrong way when he pulled off a huge coup by completing his Universal contract with a streamed “visual album” only to release his actual sophomore set days later…independently.

Beyond that lucrative masterstroke, it appears the 28-year-old has major plans for ‘Blond.’

Because new reports reveal that he is actively seeking a distribution deal to further its reach.

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Frank Ocean’s ‘Blond’ Hits Spotify

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Following a two-week exclusive run on Apple Music, Frank Ocean‘s ‘Blond‘ has made its introspective way to Apple’s rival Spotify.

Good news for the latter’s hit-craving subscribers below…

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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Frank Ocean Blasts To #1 With ‘Blond’

Singer/Songwriter Nabs 3rd Highest 1st Week Figure of 2016

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If sales are anything to judge by fans obviously thought Frank Ocean‘s sophomore album, ‘Blond,’ was worth the wait.

For, as we reported here, the singer/songwriter was set to top the charts with the album moving an impressive 225,000-250,000 units.  However, with the full tracking week behind us, refreshed news indicates the project – released independently as an Apple Music exclusive – exceeded its forecasted figures by a handsome sum.

Billboard reports:

Frank Ocean earns his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with the arrival of Blonde. The set, which was released on Aug. 20, bows atop the list with 276,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Aug. 25, according to Nielsen Music.

Blonde logs the third-largest debut of 2016, behind only the arrivals of Drake’sViews and Beyonce’s Lemonade.  Of Blonde’s start of 276,000 units, 232,000 were in traditional album sales, while the rest were SEA (44,000 units).

Only two albums started bigger than Blonde in 2016: Drake’s Views (1.04 million units earned in its debut frame) and Beyonce’s Lemonade (653,000). Blonde also logs the third-biggest sales start — behind, again, just Views (852,000 copies sold in its first week) and Lemonade (485,000).”

Check in below to find out where all of your other favorites landed under Ocean on this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check – Billboard 200:

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Frank Ocean Swims To First #1 With ‘Blond’ / Earns 3rd Highest Debut Of 2016

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Frank Ocean crowns a week of surprises with a definitive win atop of the Billboard 200.

Full story on how the crooner’s sophomore album ‘Blond’ blazed the charts after the jump…

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Frank Ocean Chaos K.O’s Lady Gaga’s Apple Music Exclusive

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Shockwaves continue to ripple through the industry following the release of Frank Ocean‘s new album ‘Blond.’

Most notable is Universal Music‘s ban on streaming exclusives, after the singer pulled off a colossal coup.

Because, as reported, Ocean fulfilled his contract with the corporate giant upon the soft launch of ‘Endless.’ A standalone visual effort. 48 hours later he’d go on to drop his actual sophomore album independently on Apple Music.

Word on the curb is that UMG had no clue. Hence the episode served as a catalyst for the the wielding of the ax on such exclusives.

Interestingly, the shenanigans appear to have impacted Lady Gaga‘s upcoming release.

Confused? All is explained after the jump…

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‘Blonde’ Bombshell: Frank Ocean Album Was Independently Released After Star Left Label

Singer Now Set For Huge Pay Day

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Frank Ocean is full of surprises.

The singer’s name has been a staple in the music sphere this week following the unannounced release of two albums – visual LP ‘Endless’ and sophomore effort ‘Blonde.’ 

Per projections, the latter is on course to not only open at #1 on the Billboard 200, but double the sales of its predecessor (2012’s ‘Channel Orange’) in the process.

There is also another compelling story playing out; one few had any clue about.

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The Predictions Are In! Frank Ocean ‘Blonde’ Set To Sell…

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Frank Ocean is set to fly straight to #1 on the Billboard 200 with sophomore album ‘Blonde.’

Unleashed as a surprise on Apple Music on Saturday, the LP followed pre-cursor project ‘Endless,’ which arrived 48 hours earlier.

Armed with the hype and the critical praise heaped on the project, what are its first week numbers looking like?

Wonder no more because the first forecast is out!

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