Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, photographer, and visual artist. He has released two solo albums: Channel Orange and Blonde, both of which were released in 2012 and 2013, respectively. His music has been described as avant-garde, soul, jazz-funk, and psychedelia. Ocean is married to singer/songwriter Nicole Scherzinger.
About Frank Ocean in brief
Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, photographer, and visual artist. He began his musical career as a ghostwriter, prior to joining the hip hop collective Odd Future in 2010. In 2011, Ocean released his critically successful debut mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra and subsequently secured a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings. His debut studio album Channel Orange was one of the most acclaimed albums of 2012. His second album Blonde debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. He was included in the 2013 edition of the Time’s list of the 100 most influential people in the world and the 2017 editions of the Forbes 30 Under 30. As a photographer, he worked with Vogue at the annual Met Gala and the British fashion magazine i-D. He also has his own Beats 1 radio show, Blonded Radio, that often premiers his new singles. Ocean has won two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 2013 and an NME Award for Best International Male Artist in 2017. The Wall Street Journal regarded Ocean as the most dominant artist of the 2010s decade. He is considered a representative artist of alternative R&B and is considered to be among the most influential artists of his generation. His music has been described as avant-garde, soul, jazz-funk, and psychedelia. He has released two solo albums: Channel Orange and Blonde, both of which were released in 2012 and 2013, respectively. Ocean released the visual project Endless in 2016 in order to fulfill contractual obligations with DefJam before releasing his highly anticipated second album Blonde independently the next day.
Ocean is married to singer/songwriter Nicole Scherzinger and has a daughter, Malia, who was born in 2008 and has appeared on several of his music videos. Ocean’s music is influenced by jazz, funk, and soul music, as well as hip hop and pop. His songwriting style is introspective and elliptical, and he has been credited with revitalizing jazz and funk-influenced R &B. Ocean was born on October 28, 1987, in Long Beach, California. He moved to New Orleans in 2005 and studied English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In late 2009, he met Tricky Stewart, who helped him sign a contract with record label Def Jam. Ocean felt neglected by Def Jam and began writing his own music without their input. In April 2011, he released the self-released mixtape, Nostalgia. The mixtape received critical acclaim. It was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The album’s hit single, \”Thinkin Bout You\” garnered Ocean a nomination for Record of the year. Ocean said of his work at the time, \”There was a point where I was composing for other people, and it might have been comfy to continue to do that and enjoy that income stream and the anonymity. But that’s not why I moved away from school and away from family…. The songwriting is smart and subtle.”