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)

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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

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