Frank Ocean facts for kids
|Birth name||Christopher Breaux|
|Born||October 28, 1987
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Origin||New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.|
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. Ocean appeared at Coachella. He was scheduled for Lollapalooza at the end of his 2012 summer tour. 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.
Ocean won the 2013 Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist.
In October 2013 Ocean said on his Tumblr that he would release new music in summer 2014.
He is also considered to be a global gay icon across international waters. On his birthday, it is noted that the LGBT community recognizes his works by participating in festivals across the world, known as "The Frank Festival". These celebrations last for 30 hours, in honor of the 30 years he has lived.
- channel ORANGE (2012)
- The OF Tape Vol. 2 (2012)
- nostalgia, ULTRA (2011)
The Lonny Breaux Collection (2011)
Awards and nominations
|2012||BBC||Sound of 2012||Second|
|2012||Grammies||International Album of the Year||Nominated|
Images for kids
Ocean performing at Coachella in August 2012.
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