Just a couple days after exclusively launching visual album "Endless" on Apple Music, R&B singer Frank Ocean has released his sophomore album "Blonde", which used to be referred to as "Boy's Don't Cry". The album, which is his first since his debut album "Channel Orange" in 2012, will be exclusive to Apple Music for two weeks.

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The 17-track album was originally set to release on August 5, but Ocean and his teamed pushed back the release once the news was out to maintain the element of surprise, according to The New York Times. The release also includes the music video for Ocean's single, "Nikes."

A companion print magazine called "Boys Don't Cry" was reportedly going to be available at Apple retail stores. However, Ocean has only announced that four pop-up stores in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and London would carry the magazine.

"Endless" and "Blonde" are just two of the high-profile exclusives that Apple has secured for its music streaming service. Other content includes Drake's "Views" and Taylor Swift's "1989 World Tour LIVE,"

"Blonde" can be streamed on Apple Music now. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

testcard Avatar
59 months ago
That's what I came here to ask. I don't know any of these exclusive artists.
Me neither. Although I have seen Ocean's 11.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gasu E. Avatar
59 months ago
I wonder if what Apple paid him for this exclusive will make up for the lost sales from those torrenting the album.
You seem to be implying that those torrenters would actually pay for it.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
I AN LEGEND Avatar
59 months ago
Had to log into my Macrumors account just to drop this...
The Frank Ocean ignorance is disturbing as all hell... Who are you people?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Flow39 Avatar
59 months ago
What is the big deal with Frank Ocean? I've never heard of him before until this whole Apple Music thing.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Speechless Avatar
59 months ago
They are really killing it! First Drake, then Chance , then Frank next week this:



:D:D:D:D:D I love the exclusives as well as the catalogue. Spotify really is getting left in the dust.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
wingnut8 Avatar
59 months ago
Brittany Spears??
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One hit wonder, nothing to see here unless you're 14 years old. Will fall off the radar in a year or so.
One hit wonder? Hardly.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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