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Frank Ocean Confirms July Release of Long-Awaited New Album 'Boys Don't Cry'

by Jennifer Drysdale 8:30 PM PDT, July 02, 2016
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Frank Ocean's long-awaited album, Boys Don't Cry, is finally upon us! Well, almost.

The 28-year-old singer cleverly announced that his long-awaited third album will be released later this month. 

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A post to Ocean's website on Saturday showed a "Date Due" slip with stamps of the album's previous expected release dates, going back to July 2015. The last listing shows July 2016, with the specific day smudged out.

Photo: FRANK OCEAN

Ocean also included a photo of himself with copies of the Boy's Don't Cry magazine.

"I got two versions. I got twoooo versions," he wrote, along with the hashtags, "#ISSUE1," "#ALBUM3," "#JULY2015," "#BOYSDONTCRY."  

Photo: FRANK OCEAN

And just in case there's still any doubt, Ocean's brother, Bryan Breaux, also confirmed the news on Instagram. captioning the same due date slip, "BOYS DON'T CRY #JULY2016."

Boys Don't Cry will be Ocean's third record, following his critically-acclaimed 2012 album, Channel Orange, which earned the singer two Grammy awards, including Best Urban Contemporary Album. 

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Another artist with a long-awaited album is Justin Timberlake, whose last LP, The 20/20 Experience - 2 of 2, was released in 2013. The 35-year-old singer recently dropped a new single, "Can't Stop the Feeling," and has revealed that a new album is, in fact, on the way.

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