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Blood Orange

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Raised in England, Hynes started out as a teenage punk in the UK band Test Icicles before releasing two orchestral acoustic pop records as Lightspeed Champion. In 2011, he released Coastal Grooves, the first of four solo albums under the moniker Blood Orange. His album, Freetown Sound, was released to critical acclaim in 2016, and saw Hynes defined as one of the foremost musical voices of his time, receiving comparisons to the likes of Kendrick Lamar and D’Angelo for his own searing and soothing personal document of life as a black man in America. He has collaborated with Solange, Skepta, FKA twigs, Carly Rae Jepsen, A$AP Rocky, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Blondie, and many other artists, and was recently one of four artists invited to the Kennedy Center to perform alongside Philip Glass. In addition to his production work, he scored the film Palo Alto, directed by Gia Coppola.

Negro Swan was written and produced by Hynes. Says Hynes:

“My newest album is an exploration into my own and many types of black depression, an honest look at the corners of black existence, and the ongoing anxieties of queer/people of color. A reach back into childhood and modern traumas, and the things we do to get through it all. The underlying thread through each piece on the album is the idea of HOPE, and the lights we can try to turn on within ourselves with a hopefully positive outcome of helping others out of their darkness.”

Total plays

964.9 million
Updated on 2024-05-22

Social media links

Monthly listeners

3,016,299

Followers

877,847

Top Cities

  1. United States
    92,186 listeners
  2. United Kingdom
    65,570 listeners
  3. United States
    60,496 listeners
  4. United States
    53,476 listeners
  5. United States
    55,699 listeners

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Most popular tracks

Track Plays Duration Release date
Charcoal Baby
Charcoal Baby
101,877,675 4:02 2018-08-24
You're Not Good Enough
You're Not Good Enough
64,157,924 4:21 2013-11-18
Champagne Coast
Champagne Coast
56,220,917 4:52 2011-08-08
Best to You
Best to You
49,678,893 3:46 2016-06-28
Chewing Gum
Chewing Gum
34,504,519 4:24 2018-08-24
Hope
Hope
32,372,445 3:60 2018-08-24
I Wanna C U
I Wanna C U
27,047,066 1:15 2019-07-12
Dark & Handsome
Dark & Handsome
25,606,814 2:34 2019-07-12
Orlando
Orlando
22,089,646 3:03 2018-08-24
It Is What It Is
It Is What It Is
21,758,062 5:07 2013-11-18
We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange)
We Will Always Love You (feat. Blood Orange)
21,194,018 2:52 2020-02-20
Saint
Saint
19,815,776 3:12 2018-08-24
ALIEN LOVE CALL
ALIEN LOVE CALL
19,332,055 2:56 2021-07-14
Out Of Your League
Out Of Your League
18,255,494 2:21 2018-08-24
Chamakay
Chamakay
17,567,081 4:20 2013-11-18
Sutphin Boulevard
Sutphin Boulevard
16,267,406 3:34 2011-06-21
Bound (with Blood Orange)
Bound (with Blood Orange)
15,480,857 3:40 2021-10-20
Borderline - Blood Orange Remix
Borderline - Blood Orange Remix
15,135,964 7:18 2020-09-25
E.V.P.
E.V.P.
13,411,329 5:44 2016-06-28
Minetta Creek
Minetta Creek
12,422,638 1:58 2018-08-24
Augustine
Augustine
12,291,646 3:51 2016-06-28
Even If It Hurts
Even If It Hurts
11,424,663 4:11 2019-09-27
Giving Me Life (feat. Slick Rick & Blood Orange)
Giving Me Life (feat. Slick Rick & Blood Orange)
11,073,181 6:08 2018-11-16
Uncle ACE
Uncle ACE
10,935,702 4:17 2013-11-18
Benzo
Benzo
10,383,453 2:31 2019-07-12
Chosen
Chosen
10,122,273 6:44 2013-11-18
Forget It
Forget It
10,093,678 3:57 2011-08-08
Jesus Freak Lighter
Jesus Freak Lighter
9,586,008 2:32 2022-09-08
Time Will Tell
Time Will Tell
9,567,673 5:39 2013-11-18
Jewelry
Jewelry
9,390,172 4:32 2018-08-24
Gold Teeth
Gold Teeth
9,358,770 3:02 2019-07-12
I'm Sorry We Lied
I'm Sorry We Lied
8,710,270 4:00 2011-08-08
Alien Love Call
Alien Love Call
7,458,549 3:43 2023-08-11
LONELY DEZIRES
LONELY DEZIRES
7,260,731 2:43 2021-08-27
Desirée
Desirée
7,165,912 3:01 2016-06-28
Hands Up
Hands Up
6,822,052 4:09 2016-06-28
Wish
Wish
6,537,564 3:01 2022-09-16
Dagenham Dream
Dagenham Dream
5,954,339 2:45 2018-08-24
S'Cooled
S'Cooled
5,696,835 3:10 2011-08-08
On the Line
On the Line
5,568,557 5:07 2013-11-18
Take Your Time
Take Your Time
5,560,294 2:51 2018-08-24
Runnin’
Runnin’
5,423,029 3:55 2018-08-24
Vulture Baby
Vulture Baby
4,719,867 1:14 2018-08-24
Nappy Wonder
Nappy Wonder
4,682,075 2:38 2018-08-24
Good For You
Good For You
4,586,214 2:23 2019-07-12
Better Than Me
Better Than Me
4,508,011 3:17 2016-06-28
Chance
Chance
4,391,559 2:49 2016-06-28
The Complete Knock
The Complete Knock
4,350,155 5:04 2011-08-08
Jade
Jade
4,298,670 2:46 2019-01-23
Hadron Collider
Hadron Collider
4,292,386 3:44 2016-06-28
Family
Family
4,224,275 0:42 2018-08-24
No Right Thing
No Right Thing
4,217,349 4:11 2013-11-18
Something You Know
Something You Know
4,130,009 2:45 2022-09-16
Holy Will
Holy Will
4,106,276 4:22 2018-08-24
Clipped On
Clipped On
4,074,526 3:11 2013-11-18
Smoke - Remix
Smoke - Remix
4,063,316 4:40 2018-08-17
High Street
High Street
4,015,607 2:58 2013-11-18
Tuesday Feeling (Choose To Stay)
Tuesday Feeling (Choose To Stay)
3,980,692 2:57 2019-07-12
CALL ME (Freestyle)
CALL ME (Freestyle)
3,916,781 3:05 2020-09-16
By Ourselves
By Ourselves
3,842,107 2:12 2016-06-28
Bad Girls
Bad Girls
3,591,588 4:11 2012-06-11
Smoke
Smoke
3,574,012 3:33 2018-08-24
Is It All Over My Face & Tower of Meaning
Is It All Over My Face & Tower of Meaning
3,502,180 6:25 2014-10-21
Always Let U Down
Always Let U Down
3,456,881 5:14 2013-11-18
With Him
With Him
3,328,164 1:25 2016-06-28
But You
But You
3,320,811 3:01 2016-06-28
Margiela Problems (feat. Blood Orange)
Margiela Problems (feat. Blood Orange)
3,279,644 3:07 2018-10-26
Something To Do
Something To Do
3,273,438 0:51 2019-07-12
Dinner
Dinner
3,189,773 4:50 2012-06-11
Love Ya
Love Ya
3,068,155 2:48 2016-06-28
Can We Go Inside Now
Can We Go Inside Now
2,968,904 3:52 2011-08-08
Squash Squash
Squash Squash
2,917,652 3:37 2016-06-28
Berlin
Berlin
2,903,757 1:58 2019-07-12
Deep Down - Blood Orange Remix
Deep Down - Blood Orange Remix
2,749,925 4:25 2021-04-15
Take It Back
Take It Back
2,741,908 4:23 2019-07-12
Juicy 1-4
Juicy 1-4
2,716,586 4:36 2016-06-28
Birmingham
Birmingham
2,713,314 1:33 2019-07-12
Are You Sure You're Really Busy ?
Are You Sure You're Really Busy ?
2,674,670 4:22 2011-08-08
Shine
Shine
2,635,149 3:19 2019-10-04
Thank You
Thank You
2,596,430 3:04 2016-06-28
Baby Florence (Figure)
Baby Florence (Figure)
2,444,122 2:58 2019-07-12
Relax and Run (feat. Erika de Casier & Eva Tolkin)
Relax and Run (feat. Erika de Casier & Eva Tolkin)
2,442,719 3:05 2022-09-16
Complete Failure
Complete Failure
2,355,866 3:35 2011-08-08
Happiness
Happiness
2,253,749 2:10 2019-07-12
Instantly Blank (The Goodness)
Instantly Blank (The Goodness)
2,124,313 2:53 2011-08-08
I Know
I Know
2,115,417 4:35 2016-06-28
Sandra’s Smile
Sandra’s Smile
1,874,266 3:16 2015-10-27
It's Not My Choice
It's Not My Choice
1,791,261 3:24 2021-06-15
Seven Hours Part 1
Seven Hours Part 1
1,783,610 2:41 2019-07-12
Dark & Handsome - A COLORS SHOW
Dark & Handsome - A COLORS SHOW
1,748,608 2:35 2019-09-03
Better Numb
Better Numb
1,693,779 3:01 2016-06-28
Today
Today
1,612,772 1:20 2019-07-12
Same Old Story - Blood Orange Remix
Same Old Story - Blood Orange Remix
1,257,557 3:49 2021-06-22
Uncle ACE - a/jus/ted Remix
Uncle ACE - a/jus/ted Remix
1,236,368 8:59 2014-04-10
Runnin' Away - From "Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack"
Runnin' Away - From "Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack"
1,040,450 5:42 2019-11-15
Christopher & 6th
Christopher & 6th
995,789 2:34 2018-02-16
Sunset Village - Blood Orange Remix
Sunset Village - Blood Orange Remix
900,401 7:29 2021-08-05
Uncle ACE - Kindness Remix
Uncle ACE - Kindness Remix
891,511 5:58 2014-04-10
JUNE 12TH
JUNE 12TH
864,803 3:16 2018-02-16
Champagne Coast - Clock Opera Remix
Champagne Coast - Clock Opera Remix
832,891 4:06 2011-11-07
Blue Jeans - Blood Orange Remix
Blue Jeans - Blood Orange Remix
796,124 3:31 2012-01-27
Chewing Gum - Edit
Chewing Gum - Edit
667,970 4:13 2018-08-23
You're Not Good Enough - Holy Ghost! Remix
You're Not Good Enough - Holy Ghost! Remix
464,368 5:29 2015-05-12
You're the One - Blood Orange Remix
You're the One - Blood Orange Remix
440,544 4:16 2012-09-07
Sutphin Boulevard - Bicep remix
Sutphin Boulevard - Bicep remix
427,712 7:01 2011-06-08
Toshito - In Flagranti remix
Toshito - In Flagranti remix
388,003 6:24 2011-05-30
Champagne Coast - Krystal Klear remix
Champagne Coast - Krystal Klear remix
298,638 4:58 2011-05-30
The Complete Knock - Bottin mix
The Complete Knock - Bottin mix
290,086 6:22 2011-06-08
Prayer
Prayer
260,529 4:21 2022-05-19
Time Will Tell - Live at Club Locomotiv
Time Will Tell - Live at Club Locomotiv
201,852 5:50 2020-10-02
Better Than Me - Live at Club Locomotiv
Better Than Me - Live at Club Locomotiv
101,889 3:17 2020-10-02
But You - Live at Club Locomotiv
But You - Live at Club Locomotiv
68,908 3:17 2020-10-02

New releases

Four Songs
Four Songs
2022-09-16
[Domino Recording Co./RCA Records]
Jesus Freak Lighter
Jesus Freak Lighter
2022-09-08
[Not specified]
Prayer
Prayer
2022-05-19
[Fixed Abode]
Bound (with Blood Orange)
Bound (with Blood Orange)
2021-10-20
[30SF]
Sunset Village (Blood Orange Remix)
Sunset Village (Blood Orange Remix)
2021-08-05
[Transgressive]
Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
Same Old Story (Blood Orange Remix)
2021-06-22
[London Music Stream]
Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix)
Deep Down (Blood Orange Remix)
2021-04-15
[Capitol Records]
Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
Borderline (Blood Orange Remix)
2020-09-25
[Universal Music Australia Pty. Ltd.]
CALL ME (Freestyle)
CALL ME (Freestyle)
2020-09-16
[Domino Recording Co]
Dark & Handsome - A COLORS SHOW
Dark & Handsome - A COLORS SHOW
2019-09-03
[COLORSxSTUDIOS]
Angel's Pulse
Angel's Pulse
2019-07-12
[Domino Recording Co]
Negro Swan
Negro Swan
2018-08-24
[Domino Recording Co]
Chewing Gum (Edit)
Chewing Gum (Edit)
2018-08-23
[Domino Recording Co]
Smoke (Remix)
Smoke (Remix)
2018-08-17
[Domino Recording Co]
Black History
Black History
2018-02-16
[Domino Recording Co]
Freetown Sound
Freetown Sound
2016-06-28
[Domino Recording Co]
Sandra’s Smile
Sandra’s Smile
2015-10-27
[Domino Recording Co]
Is It All Over My Face & Tower of Meaning
Is It All Over My Face & Tower of Meaning
2014-12-02
[Yep Roc Records]
Uncle ACE (Remixes)
Uncle ACE (Remixes)
2014-04-10
[Domino Recording Co]
Cupid Deluxe
Cupid Deluxe
2013-11-18
[Domino Recording Co]
Dinner
Dinner
2012-06-12
[Domino Recording Co]
Dinner
Dinner
2012-06-11
[Domino Recording Co]
Champagne Coast
Champagne Coast
2011-12-06
[Domino Recording Co]
Champagne Coast
Champagne Coast
2011-11-07
[Domino Recording Co]
Coastal Grooves
Coastal Grooves
2011-08-30
[Domino Recording Co]
Coastal Grooves
Coastal Grooves
2011-08-08
[Domino Recording Co]
Sutphin Boulevard
Sutphin Boulevard
2011-06-21
[Domino Recording Co]
Remixes Part 2
Remixes Part 2
2011-06-08
[Domino Recording Co]
Remixes Part 1
Remixes Part 1
2011-05-30
[Domino Recording Co]