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Frank Ocean
Frank Ocean Coachella 2012 1.jpg
Background information
Birth nameChristopher Breaux
BornOctober 28, 1987 (1987-10-28) (age 32)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
OriginNew Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
GenresR&B[1][2]
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, rapper
InstrumentsVocals, keyboards
Years active2007–present
LabelsOdd Future Records, Def Jam, The Island Def Jam Music Group
Associated actsOFWGKTA, 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

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

Discography

Albums

Collaborative albums

Mixtapes

Awards and nominations

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

References


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