Frank Ocean's follow-up to "channel ORANGE" has been four years in the making, and fans are starting to lose hope that it'll ever be released. Here's a timeline of events leading up to the album's release... maybe.
July 10, 2012
Frank Ocean releases his celebrated debut album "channel ORANGE."
Dec. 15, 2012
Ocean tells The Guardian he "might not make another album" and might write a novel instead.
Feb. 19 2013
He tells BBC Radio 1's Zane Lowe he's "10, 11 tracks into this next thing."
April 25, 2013
In an MTV News interview, Ocean says the inspiration for the new album comes from the Beach Boys and The Beatles.
June 25, 2013
Ocean performs new music during a concert in Germany.
Oct. 15, 2013
He promises new music "when summer comes round again" in a now-deleted tumblr post.
March 24, 2014
Frequent Frank Ocean collaborator Nabil shares a photo of "Frank in the lab" on Instagram.
April 9, 2014
Ocean says he'll skip performing at Coachella to "finish this bitch" in another now-deleted tumblr post.
June 25, 2014
The artist parts ways with 4 Strikes Management and publicity firm Life or Death PR.