Frank Ocean's new album 'Blonde' becomes his first #1 on the Billboard 200. He sold 232,000 copies in pure sales and 276,000 with streaming.
He was predicted to do 225k originally. This feat also means the album achieved the third-largest debut of the year, following Drake’s 'Views' and Beyoncé’s 'Lemonade' (Billboard.) His previous album, 2012’s 'channel ORANGE', debuted and peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200. It sold 131,000 copies in its first week.
Congrats to him on the sales. Unfortunately, music politics will rear it's ugly head yet again. It's almost a dead cert guarantee that this will land him multiple awards at next year's Grammy Awards.