Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean has character. He’s rare. In a world that divvies up art by genre, that constantly seeks to quantify cool, he is impossible to miss, like a panda bear in a pine forest. And over the past year or so, he’s become harder and harder to ignore. Frank had long labored behind the curtain—writing for Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend—but after hooking up with L.A.’s Odd Future collective, he self-released 2011’s nostalgia, ULTRA. mixtape, and his own star quickly rose. Original songs like “Novacane” and “Swim Good” showcased his knack for riveting storytelling and arrangement, climbed the R&B charts, and led to collaborations with Beyoncé, and Kanye West and Jay-Z. But Frank isn’t about accolades and accomplishments. He’s a less-is-more kind of guy, the quiet type who saves his words because his songs tell us as much about him as they do ourselves. His live show emphasizes that intimacy, closes that razor-thin gap between the man and his fans. Because as rare as he is, Frank Ocean is also familiar, both in the way he moves among us, undeniably a product of this post-everything, hustle-hard, DIY musical moment, and in the way he conveys that quality that we’re all always seeking: utter timelessness.

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Frank Ocean Featured TIME's "The 100 Most Influential People In The World"

Frank Ocean is featured in TIME’s “The 100 Most Influential People List” Frank is brilliant. The day I started writing with him, it was clear that he has a very interesting mind and a distinctive way of expressing himself. He was fearless and innately creative. You talk to some people in this business and you…

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Frank Ocean Speaks On His New Album With BBC Radio 1

Check out Frank Ocean’s latest interview with BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe where he speaks on The Grammys, his next album and more. Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” available on everywhere now! Click here to download “Channel Orange” on iTunes. Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean

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Frank Ocean Performs "Forrest Gump" At The Grammys

Check out Frank Ocean’s performance of his single, “Forrest Gump” at The Grammy’s last night. Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” available on everywhere now! Click here to download “Channel Orange” on iTunes. Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean

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Frank Ocean Feature in The New York Times Magazine

Check out Frank Ocean who is featured on the cover of the brand new issue of The New York Times Magazine. Frank Ocean did not want to ride in my rented Ford Fusion; that much was clear. After I parked the car, he met me outside his modernist apartment building in Los Angeles and led…

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Frank Ocean To Perform At The 55th GRAMMY Awards

Fourteen-time GRAMMY winner Alicia Keys and current nominees Maroon 5 will join together for a special performance, and current nominee Frank Ocean is set to perform on the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast. Current GRAMMY nominees Carly Rae Jepsen and Katy Perry, as well as actors Kaley Cuoco and Neil Patrick Harris, five-time GRAMMY winner…

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Frank Ocean Featured In Pitchfork's Top 100 Tracks of 2012

Frank Ocean is featured two times in Pitchfork’s Top 100 Tracks of 2012 with his singles, “Pyramids” & “Thinking About You”. 02. Frank Ocean: “Pyramids” [Def Jam] If you’d have told anyone at the beginning of 2012 that one of the year’s most exhilarating singles would be a 10-minute-long R&B burner with three movements and…

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Frank Ocean Wins Best New Album Award

Frank Ocean has won the award for Best New Album on Best New Bands. Best New Album: Frank Ocean channel ORANGE Just 24, Frank Ocean had the kind of success in 2012 that most artists can only dream about.  He was the musical guest on the season premiere of Saturday Night Live.  He received rave…

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Behind The Scenes Of Frank Ocean's GQ Photo Shoot

Check out the behind the scenes footage from Frank Ocean’s GQ Photo Shoot with Odd Future. Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” available on everywhere now! Click here to download “Channel Orange” on iTunes. Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean

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SPIN Magzine Names Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" Album Of The Year

SPIN Magazine has named Frank Ocean’s album, “Channel Orange” Album Of The Year. It’s a fool’s game to predict an artist’s longevity off their first album, even if you think that first album is genius and was preceded by a jams-rich catalogue. But it would also be disingenuous not call it like we feel it:…

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Frank Ocean Feature In GQ

Check out Frank Ocean’s feature in the new issue of GQ: Men Of The Year 2012. GQ: You were born in Long Beach, California, but moved to New Orleans at age 5. When is the first time you realized you wanted to write and perform music? Frank Ocean: I feel like I was writing as…

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Frank Ocean To Be Featured On Gossip Girl

Currently in its sixth and final season, the stylish drama Gossip Girl  — which has long featured an eclectic array of contemporary music — will use five songs from Island Def Jam’s artist Frank Ocean in next week’s episode. This marks the first time that a Gossip Girl episode will feature the music of one…

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"Pyramids"

Check out the new video for Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids”, Directed by Nabil. Uncut version, explicit material. Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” available on everywhere now! Click here to download “Channel Orange” on iTunes. Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean www.frankocean.com

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Frank Ocean To Appear On The Season Premiere Of NBC's "Saturday Night Live"

SNL enters its 38th season on September 15 with host Seth MacFarlane.  The Emmy Award-winning comedian recently directed and lent his voice to the blockbuster feature film, “Ted,” starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis.  He is also the creator and executive producer of the hit animated TV show “Family Guy,” and voices many of the…

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The Reviews Are In, Critics Love Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange"!

NEW YORKER: “Amid the gentleness of Frank Ocean’s major-label début, ‘channel ORANGE,’ there are moments of intensity and grim wisdom…His lyrics are like nothing else in pop…exquisite and painful…’Channel ORANGE’ sounds unrelentingly warm and even, sequenced in a way that forms a narrative arc, and Ocean’s voice is relaxed, combining powerful high notes and a…

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Frank Ocean's New Album "Channel Orange" Available on iTunes Now!

Click here to download Frank Ocean’s highly anticipated debut album “Channel Orange”, available on iTunes Now! Featuring the hit “Thinkin Bout You” and more! Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” available on iTunes now! Frank Ocean “Channel Orange” available everywhere 7.17.12 Click here to download “Channel Orange” on iTunes Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean www.frankocean.com

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Frank Ocean Performing On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Tonight!

“Channel Orange, his beautiful first full-length studio album, will be released this month, and it’s rife with the sting of unrequited love, both on the receiving and inflicting ends. Mr. Ocean, 24, is an extremely unflashy songwriter, avoiding big proclamations and broad brush strokes, instead leaning on conversational gambits and the power of detail. He…

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New Music: Frank Ocean - "Sweet Life"

Check out new music from Frank Ocean called “Sweet Life” off the upcoming album “Channel Orange” produced by Pharrell Williams. Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” Available 7.17.12! Download “Thinkin Bout You” on iTunes http://smarturl.it/fotbyit Download “Thinkin Bout You” on Amazon http://smarturl.it/fotbyam Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean www.frankocean.com

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Check out Frank Ocean's "Channel Orange" Cover and Track List

Check out the cover and track list for Frank Ocean’s debut album “Channel Orange” above. Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” Available 7.17.12! Download “Thinkin Bout You” on iTunes http://smarturl.it/fotbyit Download “Thinkin Bout You” on Amazon http://smarturl.it/fotbyam Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean Click here to download “Swim Good” on Amazon www.frankocean.com

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Frank Ocean Previews "Channel Orange" (Reviews Inside)

Yesterday, Frank Ocean previewed his upcoming debut album “Channel Orange” to a room full of inudstry folk and bloggers in a New York studio. Check out the reviews of those in attendance below… The Fader: The reason Frank Ocean is so interesting is not that he’s a great singer (he is) or that he is…

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Frank Ocean Announces Upcoming Tour Dates!

Don’t miss out on Frank Ocean’s upcoming tour! Check out the dates and cities listed below. 7/13      seattle, wa 7/14      vancouver, bc 7/16      san fran, ca 7/17      los angeles, ca 7/19      austin, tx 7/20      dallas, tx 7/22      atlanta, ga 7/23      washington, dc 7/25      philadelphia, pa 7/26      new york, ny 7/28      boston, ma 7/29      montreal, qc…

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New Music: Frank Ocean - "Pyramids"

Check out Frank Ocean’s new song “Pyramids” from his upcoming album “Channel Orange” available July 17th! Frank Ocean’s “Channel Orange” Available 7.17.12! Download “Thinkin Bout You” on iTunes http://smarturl.it/fotbyit Download “Thinkin Bout You” on Amazon http://smarturl.it/fotbyam Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean Click here to download “Swim Good” on Amazon www.frankocean.com

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New Single: Frank Ocean - "Thinkin Bout You" Available Now!

Download Frank Ocean’s new single  “Thinkin Bout You”, available on iTunes http://smarturl.it/fotbyit & Amazon http://smarturl.it/fotbyam now. New Frank Ocean Music Coming Soon! Follow Frank Ocean on Twitter @Frank_Ocean

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Don't Miss Frank Ocean Performing At Coachella, Friday April 13 & 20th!

Don’t miss Frank Ocean performing at the Coachella Festival. Frank wil be performing Friday April 13th and Friday April 20th at 815PM-900PM on the Gobi Stage. Frank Ocean’s single “Swim Good” is available now via Amazon and iTunes! Click here to download “Swim Good” on iTunes Click here to download “Swim Good” on Amazon New…

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Frank Ocean Performing At 2012 Lollapalooza!

Don’t miss Frank Ocean performing at this year’s Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, August 3-5th! Check out lollapalooza.com for more information. Frank Ocean’s single “Swim Good” is available now via Amazon and iTunes! Click here to download “Swim Good” on iTunes Click here to download “Swim Good” on Amazon New Frank Ocean Music Coming Soon! Follow…

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