Frank Ocean will be a special guest tonight on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and there is a “big announcement” to be made on the show. This “big announcement” was leaked early by the people who were in attendance for the show’s taping earlier today.
The news was that Frank’s new album Channel Orange will be released exclusively on iTunes tonight at showtime (12:35 EST), one week before the July 17th physical release. The other tweets stated that Frank will be performing Bad Religion, a new song from the album.
Reps at Def Jam have stated that the decision to move the Channel Orange release date up was just made today. Remember, Frank loves to release things as a surprise and FrankOcean.net reported that Frank said he wanted to release the project as a surprise. Will you be purchasing the album tonight?
Am I allowed to say? Frank Ocean’s album is out TONIGHT on iTunes, at 12:30 AM when Fallon airs. Smart move.
— Lindsey Weber (@lindseyweber) July 9, 2012
Frank Ocean’s debut album is being released tonight, midnight on iTunes. You’re welcome.
— Alex Peav (@peav90x) July 9, 2012
— Kristine Abrenica (@KBAbrenica) July 9, 2012
Frank Ocean performing “Bad Religion” on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.”