Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean
Background information
Birth name Christopher Breaux
Born October 28, 1987 (1987-10-28) (age 26)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Origin New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Genres R&B[1][2]
Occupations Singer-songwriter, rapper
Instruments Vocals, keyboards
Years active 2007–present
Labels Odd Future Records, Def Jam, The Island Def Jam Music Group
Associated acts 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.[3] Ocean appeared at Coachella. He is scheduled for Lollapalooza at the end of his 2012 summer tour.[4] 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. It was nominated for six Grammy Awards.[5]

Ocean won the 2013 Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist.[6]

In October 2013 Ocean said on his Tumblr that he will release new music summer 2014.[7]

Personal life[change | change source]

Ocean was one of the first major hip-hop/R&B artists to say that he had a same-sex relationship.[8]

Discography[change | change source]

Albums[change | change source]

Collaborative albums[change | change source]

Mixtapes[change | change source]

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

Year Organization Award Result
2012 BBC Sound of 2012[3] Second
2012 Grammies International Album of the Year[9] Nominated

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