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Frank Ocean's long-awaited album is an Apple Music exclusive

The New York Times reports 'Boys Don't Cry' will arrive Friday, but Tidal and Spotify have to wait.

Fans of Frank Ocean have been waiting for the singer's followup album for years, and according to the New York Times, it is finally coming this week -- if you have Apple Music. Following the likes of Drake and Future, the release will be a timed exclusive that releases on Friday, before coming to other outlets after a couple of weeks. Anticipation for the Boys Don't Cry album has grown over the months and years with rumors and cryptic posts causing fans to think it would arrive on one date or another, including a website with an Apple logo. Now it's confirmed, and a weapon in Apple's battle with the likes of Tidal and Spotify over exclusives to attract subscribers.

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