Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean Reportedly No Longer Signed To Def Jam, ‘Blonde’ Released Independently

(AllHipHop News) Frank Ocean’s latest music collection is about to become the #1 album in the country.

It looks as if Blonde will be the next independently released project to land in the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart.

That outcome is the result of Ocean completing his contractual agreement with Def  Jam Recordings, according to Fader. The publication claims the R&B star’s Endless visual album –  dropped a day before Blonde – was the final release on the major label.

If the sales/stream predictions hold, the Blonde first week numbers will be between 225,000 – 250,000 equivalent album units. The Grammy winner’s previous album channel ORANGE sold 131,000 copies in its initial seven days.

Ocean would join an exclusive list of acts to earn a #1 album as an indie performer. Tyrese’s Black Rose, Lecrae’s Anomaly, and Mac Miller’s Blue Slide Park are among the independently released LPs to land in the pole position on the weekly chart of most popular music projects in America.