News: Frank Ocean Cakes Up After Grammys, Receives Ample Sales Boost
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 11:10AM
Odd Future singer Frank Ocean is reportedly reaping the benefts of Sunday's Grammy Awards as reports claim his channel ORANGE solo effort has received a steady boost in sales.
According to reports, Ocean and other notable Grammy winners will see a significant increase in sold music this week.
Among the albums heading for a gain of 50% of more compared to the previous week are Album of the Year winner "Babel" by Mumford & Sons, fun.'s "Some Nights," the Black Keys' "El Camino," Frank Ocean's "Channel ORANGE," Miguel's "Kaleidoscope Dream," Jack White's "Blunderbuss" and Kelly Clarkson's "Stronger." Of those, the largest percentage gain might belong to Ocean's set, which could post a jump of 120%. A week ago, "Channel ORANGE" moved 5,000 according to SoundScan, so it might have jumped to 11,000 in the week ending Sunday. (Billboard)
Ocean walked away from Sunday's ceremony with a trophy for "Best Urban Contemporary Album."
After his performance, Grammy voters went with Team Frank in the urban contemporary album battle. Frank Ocean won the Grammy for his "Channel Orange," but made no reference to his spat with fellow nominee Chris Brown. He kept his thank yous short -- his mother, Def Jam and Odd Future Records. (E! Online)
Heading into the weekend, Frank revealed plans to ditch the United States following Sunday's awards ceremony.
So what's next? Ocean told me he was headed to Shanghai after the Grammys with his equipment in tow, some new recordings already in hand, and plans to write "in remote locations for the next two years." In previous interviews he mentioned also wanting to write a book. "I've started writing the book," he told me. "You can say that. It's fiction, and it's about brothers. That's all I'm going to say." Whatever the book ends up being about, Ocean's music is full of suffering, and there are any number of artists who define themselves that way. "I hope not to define myself by suffering," he told me. He repeated a few times that his Tumblr post had "cured" his depression, that he was finally over the relationship and that he was happy now. (New York Times)
The soulful singer is reportedly working away at his upcoming new album.
The standout Odd Future member made quite a splash on the music scene when he released his 'Nostalgia Ultra' mixtape, and earned critical acclaim from music fans everywhere when he dropped hisstudio debut album 'Channel Orange' during 2012. Now the singer tells Billboard that he is back in the studio prepping his sophomore album. While on the red carpet at the Grammys last night, Frank Ocean revealed that he is "knee-deep in the next record." Ocean also went on to state that he is no hurry with the untitled project, stating just the opposite. " [I'm] just taking my time with it." (The Versed)
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