Frank Ocean Fishing For Major Distribution Deal For ‘Blond’

Published: Thursday 15th Sep 2016 by Sam

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.

Full story below…

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!

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  1. IKNOWTHETRUTH September 15, 2016


  2. meme September 15, 2016

    I listened to this album 2 times and that was it. I am actually upset that I purchase it, only for it to be available to stream a month later on spotify (whish I pay for). This is why I support streaming. Why waste $10 on a album that you will literally only listen to a few times. I applaud him for his creativity but nothing on the album sticks to me. Its just not enjoyable like his 1st.

  3. SMH September 15, 2016

    He’s gonna have a hard time getting that deal. He outsmarted & pissed off all those white men that have been deceiving & robbing black artists for DECADES, so not too many distributors are gonna be eager to help him out.

  4. LISA LEVINE September 15, 2016

    No radio air play, no live performances, no video. Losing steam very fast. Frank, Zayn and this new “crop” of singers are lazy, scared and have no real direction. They are just part of the machine. Sad but true, enjoy trolls.

    • Credits September 15, 2016

      word of mouth and social media seem to be the driving force now a days.

  5. Credits September 15, 2016

    Doesn’t universal have the rights to the visual album ‘endless?’ I never watched it but it was that thing where he was building the staircase and the music was playing in the background right? If so, that was a waste of music! Universal should release the songs as a traditional album, the only reason why I care is because I want to hear what Jazmine Sullivan did on it. Blond is alright though production wise, his lyrics take too much effort to decipher but he’s a creative genius nonetheless. Who else noticed that it disappears from Spotify for a few hours the other day…?

  6. SBC September 15, 2016

    Frank Ocean allows other men to fish for his bowels. Degenerate.

    • Credits September 15, 2016

      And you care about who fishes for his bowels, degenerate.

  7. Paulo September 15, 2016

    I hope he gets it cause I’d like to get the physical version bonus tracks. this album is definitely not for everyone as it is a bit cryptical but I like it more on each listen. his ripped ass s*** body on the cover ain’t hurting it either haha

  8. September 15, 2016

    Smart dude. the shade at the end is corny. The album is good. Its not a pop album, its an experimental r&b project. The songwriting is great as well as the singing and subject matter. Glad to see an album with substance making these kinda waves.

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