Frank Ocean (born October 28, 1987) is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, rapper, photographer, and visual artist. He is recognized for his idiosyncratic musical style, introspective and elliptical songwriting, and wide vocal range. Music critics have credited him with revitalizing jazz and funk influenced R&B, as well as advancing the genre through his experimental approach. He is considered a representative artist of alternative R&B.Ocean 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. Drawing on electro-funk, pop-soul, jazz-funk, and psychedelia, Ocean's debut studio album Channel Orange (2012) was one of the most acclaimed albums of 2012. It was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, while the album's hit single "Thinkin Bout You" garnered Ocean a nomination for Record of the Year.

Following a four-year hiatus, Ocean released the visual project Endless in 2016 to fulfill contractual obligations with Def Jam before self-releasing his highly anticipated second album Blonde (2016) a day later. Blonde debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Encompassing experimental, soul, and psychedelic rock, the album was acclaimed by critics and Ocean was praised for challenging the conventions of contemporary R&B and pop music.Among Ocean's awards are two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist in 2013 and an NME Award for Best International Male Artist in 2017. He was included in the 2013 edition of the Time's list of the 100 most influential people in the world and the 2017 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30. Two of his studio albums have been listed in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2020). Both Insider and The Wall Street Journal regarded Ocean as the most dominant artist of the 2010s decade. As a photographer, he worked with Vogue at the annual Met Gala and the British fashion magazine i-D. Premiered in 2017, he also has his own Beats 1 radio show, Blonded Radio, that often premiers his new singles.

In August 2021, Ocean announced the launch of Homer, a luxury jewellery company of his own design.

Dear April (Side A - Acoustic)

Dear April (Side A - Acoustic)

April 3, 2020

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Cayendo (Side A - Acoustic)

Cayendo (Side A - Acoustic)

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In My Room

In My Room

November 2, 2019

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DHL

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October 19, 2019

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Moon River

Moon River

February 14, 2018

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Provider

Provider

August 27, 2017

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Biking (Solo)

Biking (Solo)

May 15, 2017

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Lens

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April 23, 2017

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April 10, 2017

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Chanel

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March 10, 2017

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August 20, 2016

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channel ORANGE (Explicit Version)

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July 10, 2012

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Thinkin Bout You

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September 14, 2021

Lil Nas X Had the Best Time at the Met Gala — and He’s Got the Celebrity Selfies to Prove It

Lil Nas X had a blast at Monday night's (Sept. 13) Met Gala, where he hung with Billie Eilish, Frank Ocean, Pete Davidson, Erykah Badu and more.

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September 14, 2021

Frank Ocean brought a neon green robot baby to the Met Gala

The unsettling animatronic infant was named 'Cody' by the artist The post Frank Ocean brought a neon green robot baby to the Met Gala appeared first on NME.

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September 14, 2021

Met Gala 2021 Photos: Frank Ocean, Lil Nas X, Lorde, Billie Eilish, More

Here’s what Megan Thee Stallion, Olivia Rodrigo, Chloe x Halle, Kacey Musgraves, David Byrne, and more wore to the event, which celebrated American fashion

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September 13, 2021

Frank Ocean Carries Green Robotic Baby at 2021 Met Gala: See Photos

Frank Ocean brought a green robotic baby with him to the 2021 Met Gala Monday evening (Sept. 13).

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August 11, 2021

A Visit to Homer, Frank Ocean’s New York Luxury Store

The appointment-only Chinatown shop is filled with bright wares that can make you feel like a million bucks—and sometimes cost that much, too.

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August 10, 2021

Frank Ocean opens new ‘Homer’ store in New York City

Walk-in appointments are now available The post Frank Ocean opens new ‘Homer’ store in New York City appeared first on NME.

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August 6, 2021

Frank Ocean launches “independent American luxury company” Homer

The first collection includes high-end jewellery and silk scarves The post Frank Ocean launches “independent American luxury company” Homer appeared first on NME.

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August 2, 2021

Frank Ocean Set for Coachella 2023, Travis Scott & Rage Against the Machine to Headline in 2022

Frank Ocean will headline Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in 2023, according to a new interview with co-founder Paul Tollett.

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August 2, 2021

Frank Ocean to Headline Coachella in 2023

Ocean was originally scheduled to headline in 2020, but pulled out after festival was rescheduled to 2022

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August 2, 2021

Frank Ocean to headline Coachella in 2023

It's quite the wait for Frank Ocean's live return The post Frank Ocean to headline Coachella in 2023 appeared first on NME.

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May 10, 2021

Watch Arlo Parks’ piano cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Ivy’

She also performed her own original song 'Hurt' The post Watch Arlo Parks’ piano cover of Frank Ocean’s ‘Ivy’ appeared first on NME.

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April 9, 2021

Pitchfork Readers Share Their Favorite Live-Music Memories

Featuring Frank Ocean, Nirvana, Solange, Prince, and more.

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March 15, 2021

Someone’s mashed together Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ and Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’

And it's pretty damn good The post Someone’s mashed together Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ and Tame Impala’s ‘Currents’ appeared first on NME.

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February 24, 2021

Billie Eilish on her love of The Strokes’ ‘The New Abnormal’: “Julian Casablancas is just a genius”

The singer has also praised Frank Ocean in a new interview, calling him "God up in the clouds" The post Billie Eilish on her love of The Strokes’ ‘The New Abnormal’: “Julian Casablancas is just a genius” appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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February 5, 2021

The Chameleon Soul of Teddy Swims

Georgia singer-songwriter got his start on YouTube, singing everything from George Strait to Frank Ocean

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January 25, 2021

SZA says she’s asking Frank Ocean to help remix ‘Good Days’

Frank Ocean had previously teased a never-released cover of SZA's 'The Weekend' The post SZA says she’s asking Frank Ocean to help remix ‘Good Days’ appeared first on NME | Music, Film, TV, Gaming & Pop Culture News.

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January 24, 2021

SZA Says She’ll Ask Frank Ocean to Feature on ‘Good Days’

Someone put forth into the world the idea of Frank Ocean joining SZA on 'Good Days,' and SZA is all about it.

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