Frank Oceanâ€™s â€śChannel Orangeâ€ť sells 131k digital copies in first week.
After an early digital release, Frank Oceanâ€™s Channel Orange had a strong debut, and sold even better than initially expected. The album sold 131,000 copies on iTunes landing number two on the Billboard charts.
The LP became available in retail stores today. Ocean says it was the plan all along to release it early on iTunes to thwart early piracy.