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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Per Billboard, the singer and his team are actively on the hunt for a fresh distribution deal to launch the project physically and also to further penetrate digitally.
Sources close to the publication claim that he could be close to signing with BMG – his publishing home as a writer. Should Ocean swim their way, it’d be another win for the company who scored a #1 album with Janet Jackson‘s ‘Unbreakable’ last October.
Universal, predictably, are said to be uninterested.
Whoever the star does sign with will inherit a well-performing project from the jump.
Since its August release, ‘Blond’ has amassed 292,000 pure album sales in the US and 374,00 album consumption units when factoring in its 123.48 million streams.
The fact that this was all achieved almost exclusively on Apple Music (‘Blond’ only hit Spotify last week) renders the LP a phenomenal success story; one that looks set to add new chapters in the weeks and months ahead.
To some degree, the narrative surrounding ‘Blond’ is almost more compelling than the music on it.
Either way, slay!