View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Digisleeve CD release of channel ORANGE on Discogs. I had heard of Frank Ocean before this album, after listening to his mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra repeatedly since I got my hands on a copy therefore when I heard. Ocean made headlines because of his sexuality, but he made history with his music. The year-old singer's debut album is the most exciting R&B. Channel Orange (stylized as channel ORANGE) is the debut studio album by American R&B singer and songwriter Frank Ocean. It was released on July Frank Ocean has revealed the art and tracklist for his major label debut, Channel Orange, out July 17th via Def Jam. Already-released single. channel ORANGE, an Album by Frank Ocean. Released 10 July on Def Jam (catalog no. B; Digital File). Genres: Alternative R&B.