Frank Ocean clears the rumors about retail giant Target not selling his debut album Channel Orange. The Odd Future crooner took to twitter to inform his fans that Target will not sell his album as schedule for next week. Much speculation has been giving on why Target declined to sell Channel Orange but all is cleared up.
Frank Ocean decided to release his Def Jam Records debut album a week earlier on iTunes. Fans were happy but not Target. Due to Channel Orange releasing on iTunes first, Target will no longer sell hard copies.
The overwhelming speculation behind Target’s decision was based on Frank Ocean opening up about his sexuality last week. While Target denies the claims and moves forward, many of Frank Ocean’s fans still think otherwise. Check out Frank Ocean twitter below.
“At Target, we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, so our selection of new releases is dedicated to physical CDs rather than titles that are realized digitally in advance of the street date,” said the spokesperson. Asked for clarification, the spokesperson confirmed that Target’s policy included Channel Orange.
“The claims made about Target’s decision to not carry the Frank Ocean album are absolutely false. Target supports inclusivity and diversity in every aspect of our business,” said the spokesperson. “Our assortment decisions are based on a number of factors, including guest demand. Target has a longstanding tradition of supporting music and artistry that reflects the diverse landscape of American culture.”