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Frank Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Surges Back on U.S. Charts

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Fans eagerly waiting for Frank Ocean's next album have pushed his last one, Channel Orange, back onto the U.S. album charts.

Billboard reports the album saw a 40% spike in sales during the week ending Aug. 4, rocketing the set to No. 146 on the Billboard 200 with 5,000 units and 7 million streams, the latter of which also marked a 35% increase.

Considering the 2012 LP last appeared on the charts in May 2013, the increases were likely the result of rumors Ocean's latest record, Boys Don't Cry, might have arrived on Aug. 5.

Because the new album ultimately was not released last week, it's possible Channel Orange may remain on the charts for a subsequent week as fans continue to wait.

There is currently no official release date set for Boys Don't Cry.