Frank Ocean returned to the music scene in a major way last weekend. Along with the release of his Endless visual album, the Grammy Award-winning singer followed that up by giving fans the long-awaited sophomore LP, Blonde. Formerly titled Boys Don’t Cry and available exclusively on Apple Music, Blonde is projected to make a big splash on the album charts next week.

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Featuring contributions from Beyoncé, André 3000, Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler, the Creator and more, Blonde was first projected by Billboard to sell 225k-250k copies (including streams) opening week.

Hits Daily Double has since updated that number, estimating the album to move 265-290k copies (including streams). That would give Frank Ocean his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart, as his channel ORANGE LP debuted No. 2 on the charts in 2012.

Ocean has plenty to celebrate about, as evident by a recent post on his Tumblr page. A smiling Frank is seen holding a birthday cake for Blonde, given to him by close friend Tyler, the Creator. “🙂 Birthday cake for Blonde. Thanks Tyler,” says Frank in a message with the picture.


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