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He Sold Out The Wiltern: Frank Ocean Performs “Sweet Life” During His Concert In L.A.

Last night Tuesday (July 16), Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ tour stopped in Los Angeles at The Wiltern. Ocean’s Odd Future crew and Drake attended this sold-out show. During his 70-minute set, Ocean kicked off the show with a cover of Prince’s “When You Were Mine”. He also performed tracks from Channel Orange and Nostalgia, Ultra including “Sweet Life”, “Super Rich Kid” with Earl Sweatshirt by his side, and “Forrest Gump”. Before leaving the stage, Ocean covered Beyoncé’s “I Miss You” which he wrote for her album 4. Check out the footage below:

“Sweet Life”

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His First Week Numbers Are Pretty High: Frank Ocean Debuts At Number 2 On The Billboard Top 200 Chart

A little over a week ago (July 10), Frank Ocean’s Channel Orange was released on iTunes. In the first week, the disc moved 130,945 copies digitally. The tangible version is now in stores. The disc currently sits at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart. His first week numbers are pretty high; being though that it wasn’t a lot of promotions put into this project. Did you hear the album yet, if so what is your favorite track?

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First TV Performance: Frank Ocean Performs On Jimmy Fallon, ‘Channel Orange’ On ITunes Now, Don Bleek Speaks On Frank Ocean’s Record Sales

This guy is still trending! Last night Monday (July 9), Def Jam recording artist Frank Ocean made his TV debut on the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. During his first televised TV performance, Ocean performed his latest track “Bad Religion” with Philly’s own The Roots. “Bad Religion” is an emotional song about love that is not openly reciprocated or understood being like bad religion. Channel Orange is now available on iTunes (a week early) and in stores July 17.

Some people are wondering if Ocean’s bisexuality announcement would hurt his career or not. It is my opinion to say that it is a new day and age in Hip-Hop; Ocean’s story is changing the face of Hip-Hop. I don’t think him revealing his bisexuality will hurt his career or ruin his record sales. For anything, I think he get more sort of praise and acclaim.

UPDATE #1: In less than 24 hours after being released, Channel Orange has sold enough units to reach #1 in the United States, U.K, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway.

Listen to a free album stream over at Frank Ocean’s Tumblr page.

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Odd Future’s Singer Comes Out Of The Closet & Confirms He’s Gay: Frank Ocean Says He Was In Love With A Man In A Heartfelt Letter He Wrote

This past Monday (July 2), I reported that Odd Future’s singer and songwriter Frank Ocean opened up about his bisexuality on his new album, entitled Channel Orange. Some people were confused and wondering if it was true or not. Well, indeed it is 100% true. In a recent heartfelt and powerful letter to his fans which Ocean posted on his Tumblr, he confirms that he is gay and was in love with a man when he was 19-year-old. In this letter, Ocean also recounted the time he spent with this man. Read Ocean’s letter in its entirety below:

Frank Ocean and Beyoncé in the studio

Frank Ocean and Jay-Z in the studio

Whoever you are. Wherever you are… I’m starting to think we’re a lot alike. Human beings spinning on blackness. All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to. My loved ones are everything to me here. In the last year or 3 I’ve screamed at my creator, screamed at clouds in the sky, for some explanation. Mercy maybe. For peace of mind to rain like manna somehow. 4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence…until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and thought I was in love with. I reminisced about the sentimental songs I enjoyed when I was a teenager. The ones I played when I experienced a girlfriend too quickly. Imagine being thrown from a plane. I wasn’t in a plane though. I was in a Nissan Maxima, the same car I packed up with bags and drove to Los Angeles in. I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for then. Knowing I could never take them back for myself. He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best, but he wouldn’t admit the same. He had to go back inside soon. It was late and his girlfriend was waiting for him upstairs. He wouldn’t tell the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years. I felt like I’d only imagined reciprocity for years. Now imagine being thrown from a cliff. No, I wasn’t on a cliff. I was still in my car telling myself it was gonna be find and to take deep breaths. I took the breaths and carried on. I kept up a peculiar friendship with him because I couldn’t imagine keeping up my life without him. I struggled to master myself and my emotions. I wasn’t always successful.

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Are We Still Going To Support Him? Frank Ocean Opens Up About His Bisexuality On New Album ‘Channel Orange’

Who are we to judge? Before I post this story, I want to say that Frank Ocean makes good music and I will continue to support him. He is very talented! On his upcoming album, entitled Channel Orange, the Odd Future singer and song writer opens up about his bisexuality. BBC 1 Xtra’s and blogger Max recently heard the album and she confirms that in the songs “Bad Religion”, “Pink Matter” and “Forrest Gump” the California native sings about being in love with another male. Below is how Max is reporting the story:

“Frank has also opened up about his sexuality on the album, we think it’s brave and admire him for being so honest and sharing such a personal aspect of his life through his music. On the songs ‘Bad Religion’ ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Forrest Gump’ you can hear him sing about being in love and there are quite obvious words used like ‘him’ and not ‘her’. In the world we live in now we can’t see this being an issue or why it should be? But we do commend him for not continuing a facade and conforming to what a Hip Hop so called rule book expects, we say live your life and be yourself. If you love women and men, that’s your business. Channel Orange is a beautiful album and worthy of sitting next to classics by Prince, Michael Jackson, George Benson and Sade.”

Do you have any thoughts about Frank Ocean opening up about his bisexuality and are you still going to support him?

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