Target Will Not Carry Frank Ocean’s Album
Frank Ocean recently confirmed that his new Def Jam debut Channel Orange album will not appear in Target stores.
Frank took to his Twitter account and wrote that the retail store will not be selling his album when it hits physical retail on July 17th. “album won’t be available at target. blame it on a generational gap. best buy on deck though,” he wrote.
album won’t be available at target. blame it on a generational gap. best buy on deck though.
Target also released a statement to Fuse yesterday explaining why it would not carry the album.
“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 a Target 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.”
I guess most people may have assumed that due to Frank’s recent statement about his sexuality may have played on Target’s decision, but as you can see that is not the case.
Channel Orange is projected to sell between 110,000 and 125,000 copies in its first week, based on iTunes digital sales alone.