Frank Ocean’s new album proves a massive hit
The singer’s new album has debuted at number one.
Out musician Frank Ocean second album, Blond, is a proving a huge hit, enjoying the third largest debut of 2016.
Fans have purchased enough copies of the record to ensure it debuts at number one on the September 10 edition of the Billboard album sales chart.
Blond’s first week sales finished behind just two other albums released this year – Drake’s ‘Views’ and Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’.
Along with the 17 track album came a 140 minute visual album – titled Endless – and a 360-page glossy magazine called Boys Don’t Cry, which was expected to be the title of the record itself.
The magazine includes a series of photographs taken by Ocean, an interview with his mother, horoscopes and a selection of poems – including one titled ‘Boyfriend’.
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In the poem, Ocean takes the reader back to the monumental Supreme Court marriage equality decision in June 2015.
Ocean spoke for many earlier this year, after writing a touching eulogy for the late singer Prince.
He later posted a tribute to those lost in the Orlando Pulse mass shooting which left 49 dead.
The singer won praise after he discussed his relationship with other men on his debut album.
Kanye West – who contributed to Boys Don’t Cry with a McDonald’s themed poem of his own – has spoken out in support of Ocean, praising the star for combatting homophobia in the music industry.
However, some in the industry have accused the ‘Lost’ singer of exploiting the LGBT community, with others refusing to work with him since he came out.