Top Ten Videos to watch

A Man Operating A Tv Camera
Maurice White
'News One Now' With Roland Martin Taping
Bill Cosby
Activists In Los Angeles Gather To Burn Likenesses Of The Confederate Flag
Flint Firebirds V Windsor Spitfires
CBC Message To America: Rep. Conyers Addresses The Damage Inflicted On Our Communities By Poverty, Mass Incarceration And Lack Of Economic Development
Iowa Caucus Ted Cruz
NewsOne Now NAACP Image Awards Preview
Student sitting at a desk in a classroom
Slavery Stock image
The 16th Annual Wall Street Project Gala Fundraising Reception
Ava DuVernay
Roland Martin Blasts Stacey Dash For Comments About BET, Black Networks
President Obama Delivers State Of The Union Address At U.S. Capitol
Ava DuVernay
2016 North American International Auto Show
Democratic National Committee Presidential Primary Debate
88th Oscars Nominations Announcement
Democratic debate
Dream Speech
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Charleston
US President Barack Obama speaks on the
2011 Winter TCA Tour - Day 5
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 18, 2015: Two wooden stand-in Oscar statuettes are ready to be taken on
Woman Holding Dollars - Isolated
President Barack Obama Delivers His State Of The Union Address
Leave a comment

frank ocean channel orange, gayWhen Frank Ocean “came out” to say that his first love was a man just two days before his debut album dropped, we cannot say for sure whether or not it was a free publicity ploy.

SEE ALSO: Frank Ocean Says First Love Was A Man

But we can certainly say his admission didn’t hurt sales as “Channel Orange” is pacing at No. 2 on the Billboard’s Top 200 Chart this week, the New York Daily News reports.

Want to Keep Up With LIKE Us On Facebook!

The album has sold 131,200 units so far, according to Nielson/SoundScan. It includes several songs–most notably, “Forest Gump,”–that have verses speaking specifically to emotional and sexual attractions towards men.

Though, Ocean has not formally come out as gay. Two days before his album dropped, he has this to say on his Tumblr page:

“4 summers ago, I met somebody,” he wrote. “I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together.  By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling. No choice. It was my first love, it changed my life.”

While we salute Ocean’s bravery for opening up about his sexuality, we wonder whether his album–which is AWESOME by the way–would be doing so well had he not mentioned his sexuality two days before it was released?

Sound off in the poll below!


Also On News One: