Frank Ocean may be missing (if those NYC flyers are to be believed), but his 2012 debut album Channel Orange is more visible than it's been a while: The record hasn't been on the Billboard 200 in three years, but it's being reported that it's back at the No. 146 spot.
After leaving the chart on May 18, 2013, Channel Orange tallied 5,000 units for the chart dated August 20, a 40 percent increase over the previous week. Ocean's audio and video streaming numbers also shot up to 7 million plays, a 35-percent increase, for the week that ended August 4.
Ocean's upcoming sophomore album, Boys Don't Cry, was supposed to drop earlier this month, but alas, it's still not here. The good news is that Apple representatives told us that we shouldn't have to wait longer than a couple days to finally hear it. This text service that alerts users when Boys Don't Cry finally releases seems increasingly necessary, as fans, and even Snapchat, are getting impatient.