The RIAA has officially awarded Def Jam recording artist Frank Ocean’s debut project, “Channel Orange” the Certified Gold status.
News of the vaulted accomplishment broke earlier today, according to HipHop-N-More.
The Gold Record Certification is issued in recognition of over 500,000 units sold. The album was released in July 2012 and it has already sold more than 500,000 copies sold, in fact 130,000 units were sold upon its release.
The Gold Record accolade is not the only honors that the album has earned. There has been universal acclaim from critics garnered by the album and it has been nominated for 6 Grammy Awards, including “Best New Album: and “Best New Artist”.
Unfortunately, a great deal of the press that Ocean has been getting lately is due to his current beef with Chris Brown. A situation that has escalated based on some disrespectful verbal shots addressed at one another. Recently the two were at the same recording studio and what has been referred to as everything from a scuffle to a brawl broke out between the two. There are conflicting stories as to who instigated the conflict. It all seems to have stemmed from a parking spot dispute and Ocean’s refusal to accept Browns handshake.