Frank Ocean: A Timeline

When Frank Ocean released his debut album “channel ORANGE,” Psy’s “Gangnam Style” was an internet sensation, CERN had just discovered the Higgs boson, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney would soon be a meme, iTunes Ping was still a thing, and an “Ice Age” movie was debuting at the box office. Needless to say, things have changed. Throughout this four-year span, fans have relentlessly pursued any and every possible detail about a follow-up to “channel ORANGE.” And Frank Ocean has burrowed into hiding in the aftermath of his breakthrough, prompting web search parties and making every emergence a unicorn sighting. With the album now around the corner, Pitchfork traces the steps through this mystery. This is a full “Boys Don’t Cry” timeline.

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