Getting To Know Frank Ocean, Fresh Off His Six GRAMMY Noms

Frank Ocean performs at this year's Lollapalooza. (Photo by Jason Shaltz)

Frank Ocean performs at this year’s Lollapalooza. (Photo by Jason Shaltz)

Filed under
Grammys
Related tags
Frank Ocean, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Odd Future, R&B, VMAs, Watch the Throne

Maybe you know Frank Ocean from his hooks on Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne, or through his card-carrying membership in Odd Future, or his performances at the VMAs and Saturday Night Live. It could be because he’s a real artist’s artist who cut his teeth penning songs for Beyonce (“Miss You” off 4, for example), Justin Bieber, Brandy and John Legend, or because he became the focus of media fervor this past summer when he beautifully and bravely revealed his bisexuality in a blog post. 

Or maybe, just maybe if you’re one of the few left uninitiated to Def Jam debut Channel Orange, it was Ocean’s six GRAMMY nominations this week that finally caught your attention. Ocean is the most-nominated artist this year (a six-way tie), with six nominations including three in major categories (Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Record of the Year for “Thinkin’ Bout You”).

Those who have been paying attention to Ocean – maybe since he joined L.A. rap rebel-rousers Odd Future in 2009 or dropped his buzzy mixtape Nostalgia Ultra in 2011 – have seen his journey toward stardom progress promisingly. But the talent? The talent has always been there. The GRAMMYs are just now rewarding it.

- Jillian Mapes, CBS Local

By CapitalBay Online 12/07/2012 08:08:00

Socialize

@Capitalbay1 You can follow the latest updates on Twitter, Capitalbay News website

ENTERTAINMENT

Julia Bradbury Talks About Having IVF Treatment Before Giving Birth To Twins

Julia Bradbury has revealed going through fertility treatment 'took its toll' on her work and family life before she fell pregnant and gave birth to

Julia Morris Shows Off Her Slim Frame

Actress, comedian and host Julia Morris looks trim in slim-fitting dress as she presents an award at the 2015 Logies

Current Affair Investigate Kim Kardashian

A Current Affair investigate whether 'Australia's Kim Kardashian' Lina has been taking Centrelink to the cleaners

Rita Ora Takes Swipe At Calvin Harris On Stage

Rita Ora took a swipe at ex-boyfriend Calvin Harris during her set Radio 1's Big Weekend in Norwich

Marilyn Monroe's Final Photoshoot Just 3 Weeks Before She Died

The last ever professional photos of Marilyn Monroe taken just weeks before her untimely death have emerged for sale. The poignant pictures of the screen siren

Freddie Starr is In Pieces After Split From Wife

Comic Freddie Starr has been described as a recluse since his wife has left him and has pulled out of three shows over the past

Kardashian Kollection Finally Hits The Street

The complete 'Kardashian Kollection' for Dorothy Perkins revealed

Recent Comments

SUBSCRIBE MAILING LIST

By subscribing You will recieve our latest news. Your information will not be shared with anyone.