Surprise! Artists Who Released Surprise Albums

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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean fans had been eagerly waiting for a major studio album release. In 2012, the Odd Future crooner had announced that “Channel Orange” was slated for a summer release but with the threat it leaking online, the Def Jam artist decided to beat everybody to the punch and dropped it a week before its release date. Around the same time Ocean also revealed that he was bisexual. All of that buzz helped him sell some albums because “Channel Orange” debuted at the second spot on the Billboard charts and it grabbed a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year.

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