||October 28, 1987
Long Beach, California, U.S.
||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
||Odd Future Records, Def Jam, The Island Def Jam Music Group
||OFWGKTA, Kanye West, Jay-Z
Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux), better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter. He was born in Long Beach, California and moved to New Orleans, Louisiana when he was five. Ocean made an early career as a ghostwriter for artists such as Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend. In 2010, he became a member of OFWGKTA. His first mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra, was released in 2011. Critics liked the album.
In 2012, BBC said that Ocean finished second place in its Sound of 2012 poll. Ocean appeared at Coachella. He is scheduled for Lollapalooza at the end of his 2012 summer tour. His first studio album, channel ORANGE, was a digital download only on iTunes for one week. Then it was a full release on July 17, 2012.
Ocean was one of the first major hip-hop/R&B artists to say that he had a same-sex relationship. 
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