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Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean

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Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Christopher Breaux

Birth Date :

October 28, 1987

Birth Place :

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Novacane" (2011)

Biography


Christopher Francis Ocean was born Christopher Breaux but best known as Frank Ocean. Born on October 28, 1987 in Long Beach California, Ocean and his family moved to New Orleans, Louisiana when he was five and a half. The city had a profound effect on him as a child with its different atmosphere including the popularity of jazz.

The local jazz scene, topped up with his mother's fondness of Celine Dion, "The Phantom of Opera" and Anita Baker, gave Ocean various music knowledge. In his teens, he would spend time in rented studio, paying it by doing chores. Ocean moved out of his house when entered University of New Orleans.

Latest News


Frank Ocean Debuts New Song 'Memrise'

November 28, 2014 18:02:46 GMT

surprised fans with the online release of his new song in the early hours of Friday morning, November 28. The Odd Future star posted a track called "Memrise" on his Tumblr page. He strips it down and croons about a lover in the laid-back song.
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Jay-Z, Kanye West, Frank Ocean Sued for Copyright Infringement in 'Made in America'

August 29, 2014 07:06:58 GMT

, and have been hit with a lawsuit for copyright infringement. According to XXL, the three rappers are accused of stealing a song from a New York musician named Joel McDonald.
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Report: Frank Ocean Fires Manager and Publicist

June 26, 2014 03:13:48 GMT

has fired his manager as he's readying his new album. A new report from BuzzFeed claims that the rapper has decided to split with Christian and Kelly Clancy of 4 Strikes Management whom he'd worked with since 2010.
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Photo: Frank Ocean Hits the Studio to Work on Second Album

March 26, 2014 08:51:02 GMT

wants fans know that he has been working on his next album. The member recently took to his Tumblr to tease his new project with a photo of him sitting in the studio with his back facing the camera.
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Frank Ocean Settles Lawsuit With Chipotle

March 21, 2014 03:00:00 GMT

Earlier this month, Chipotle sued after claiming the rapper backed out of a deal to record a song for their ad. Now, TMZ reports that the case has been settled outside of court after the member returned the money he'd received from the restaurant giant.
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Frank Ocean Responds to Chipotle Lawsuit: 'F**k Off'

March 12, 2014 03:14:01 GMT

Late last week, Chipotle filed a lawsuit against , claiming that the rapper had backed out of a deal to record a song for their ad campaign. On Monday, March 10, the member took to his Tumblr page to respond to the claim.
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Frank Ocean Sued for Backing Out of a Deal to Record a Song for Chipotle

March 10, 2014 07:58:33 GMT

is being sued by Chipotle, The Hollywood Reporter says. The restaurant chain claims that the member has backed out of a deal to record a song for its ad campaign.
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Frank Ocean Sued Over Mary J. Blige Sample in His 'Super Rich Kid'

February 12, 2014 06:46:28 GMT

has been hit with copyright infringement lawsuit. A music company named TufAmerica has sued the rapper, claiming that his track "Super Rich Kid" illegally samples 's "Real Love".
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Frank Ocean's Cousin Sues Chris Brown Over Parking Spot Brawl

August 14, 2013 04:08:57 GMT

has forgiven over what happened between them last January, but a cousin of the "Thinkin Bout You" singer apparently does not. An attorney for Sha'keir M. Duarte, involved in the parking-lot brawl at Westlake Recording Studios, confirms to The Wrap that he has filed lawsuit against Breezy in Los Angeles Superior Court.
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Miguel Set to Fill in for Frank Ocean at Osheaga

August 02, 2013 03:44:41 GMT

is going to make an appearance at Osheaga Music Festival, which will be held at Parc Jean-Drapeau, Montreal, on August 2-4. The 27-year-old singer will join other acts like , & Ryan Lewis, and after original performer pulled out.
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First Night of OVO Fest Canceled Due to Frank Ocean's Vocal Cord Injury

July 31, 2013 02:09:03 GMT

The opening night of 's annual OVO festival has been canceled due to headliner 's vocal cord injury. The unfortunate news was announced by promoter Live Nation on Tuesday, July 30. Tickets will be refunded for the first night of the festival that will be held at Molson Canadian Amphitheatre.
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Frank Ocean Suffers Vocal Cord Damage, Cancels Australian Tour

July 26, 2013 09:11:08 GMT

has canceled the remaining Australian tour dates. Tour promoter Live Nation announced the bad news on Thursday, July 25, saying that the 25-year-old crooner had a tear to one of his vocal chords, which might lead to permanent damage if he continued his scheduled shows.
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Frank Ocean Takes Aim at Chris Brown in 'Versace' Remix

July 26, 2013 06:37:41 GMT

seemingly disses longtime nemesis in his version of ' "Versace". The 25-year-old singer took to his Tumblr page to share a screen shot of the modified lyrics to the track. "No audio," he captioned the screen shot.
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Video: Frank Ocean Debuts New Song 'Pray' at London Gig

July 11, 2013 09:04:07 GMT

treated fans with a brand new song when taking the stage at London's O2 Academy Brixton on Tuesday night, July 9. In the song called "Pray", the sound of guitar and other instruments could be heard while Ocean sang the melancholy song.
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Jay-Z Reveals 'BBC' and 'Versus' Lyrics, Previews 'Oceans' Ft. Frank Ocean

July 01, 2013 04:51:20 GMT

With just a few days to go before the July 4 release date of his new studio album "", Roc Nation mogul is showing no signs of slowing down in drumming up interest for his new "rule-defining" album. And what better way to grab even more interest for his already much-talked about project than revealing that it includes an all-star track that features wife .
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Video: Frank Ocean Debuts New Songs During Germany Concert

June 26, 2013 09:16:30 GMT

kicked off his "You're Not Dead" tour in Germany, on Tuesday night, June 25. In his first proper concert since September 2012, the 25-year-old rapper treated fans at Munich's BMW Welt with three brand new songs.
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Frank Ocean to Embark on 'California Live' World Tour

May 31, 2013 07:47:06 GMT

Grammy Award-winning R'n'B artist will soon trek across Europe, Australia and Canada for his forthcoming "California Live" world tour. The 25-year-old singer/songwriter just revealed the 14 dates of his summer tour that will take him to 9 European countries, before he makes stopovers in Byron Bay in Australia and Montreal.
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Kanye West and Frank Ocean to be Featured in 'The Bling Ring' Soundtrack

May 18, 2013 06:51:42 GMT

As if he is not busy enough with his live performances and forthcoming sixth studio album, G.O.O.D Music label mogul has managed to record a single for the soundtrack of Sofia Coppola's new film "". He will be featured along with another top artist, Grammy Award-winning R'n'B artist and a host of other top acts like , and .
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Frank Ocean and Beck Top 2013 O Music Awards Nominations

May 17, 2013 04:55:13 GMT

and ended up with two nominations each as the categories and nominees for the 2013 O Music Awards are announced. Ocean is up for Must-Follow Artist on Twitter and Too Much A** for TV category while Beck is nominated for Best Interactive Music Video and Analog Genius category.
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Frank Ocean and James Blake to Headline Drake's OVO Fest

May 16, 2013 08:06:05 GMT

For the fourth straight year, Canadian rap superstar is staging his October's Very Own Fest in his hometown of Toronto and he's again bringing top acts to perform in the two-day music festival. Headlining the August 4 kick-off show at the Molson Canadian Ampitheatre are and while leading the line-up on August 5 is no less than Drake himself.
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Video Premiere: Frank Ocean's 'Lost'

April 13, 2013 06:14:09 GMT

It's been a while since Grammy Award-winning R 'n' B artist has released a music video since "Pyramids", so he unveils a new one for "Lost", another track off his album "". The 25-year-old singer/songwriter posted on his Tumblr the travelogue visuals for the once controversy-involved single off his critically-acclaimed album.
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Frank Ocean, Ellen DeGeneres and Anderson Cooper Among Out's 2013 Gay Power List

April 11, 2013 06:42:25 GMT

Who are the most powerful members of gay community this year? In Out magazine's annual Power 50 list for the 2013 edition, the likes of rap singer , daytime talk show host and newscaster make it to the top 10.
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Snoop Dogg Doesn't Think Frank Ocean Changes Homophobia in Hip-Hop Community

April 08, 2013 07:50:52 GMT

shared his thoughts on same-sex marriage. Despite people's growing support towards LGBT community throughout the past few years, he's skeptical that those in rap industry would soon develop the same tolerance as others outside the rap circle because it's a macho world largely dominated by men.
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Frank Ocean Sued Over 'Lost' Track in 'Channel Orange'

March 11, 2013 08:47:20 GMT

R 'n' B artist is being sued by producer and songwriter Micah Otano over his Grammy Award-winning album "" track, "Lost". Ocean, along with record labels Def Jam and Universal and record producer Malay, is being sued by Otano for allegedly copying his song "Daylight" which Malay apparently took and re-named as "Lost" when it appeared in Ocean's LP.
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Frank Ocean's Unreleased Track 'Eyes Like Sky' Leaks

February 25, 2013 03:37:49 GMT

An unreleased track by R'n'B artist entitled "Eyes Like Sky" reportedly from his "" recording sessions has leaked online. The almost four-minute song is a guitar-accompanied ballad that runs along the same lines as his "Forrest Gump" track which made the cut in "Channel Orange".
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Frank Ocean Working on New Album With Pharrell Williams

February 21, 2013 08:36:46 GMT

While he was in London for the 2013 Brit Awards, Grammy Award-winning R'n'B artist announced on Zane Lowe's radio program over on BBC Radio 1 that he's hard at work on his follow-up to his mega-successful album "". Ocean revealed he has already hit the recording studio with songwriter to the superstars, , and he's "ten to eleven songs into his next thing."
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Frank Ocean Leads 2013 Brit Awards Winner List

February 21, 2013 06:04:57 GMT

R'n'B superstar leads the American acts that walked away with trophies at the 2013 Brit Awards held on Wednesday, February 20 at London's famed O2 Arena. Winning the international male solo artist award, he was joined by and who both also won in the international category, as female solo artist and best group, respectively.
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Frank Ocean: I Was Called 'F****t' in Parking Lot Fight With Chris Brown

February 06, 2013 06:14:01 GMT

Details of police report regarding and altercation in the parking lot of a West Hollywood recording studio in late January have emerged. It revealed Frank's side of story since he was the only one who waited for police while Chris fled the scene before the cops came.
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Frank Ocean's Music Producer on Chris Brown Brawl: 'The Whole Thing Was a Set Up'

February 04, 2013 02:09:02 GMT

has decided not to press charges against in an altercation that took place in the parking lot outside a West Hollywood recording studio in late January, but the story doesn't stop there. Ocean's music producer Michael Uzowuru has just written on his blog details of the incident involving the two stars.
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Frank Ocean Won't Press Charges Against Chris Brown in Parking-Lot Brawl

February 03, 2013 00:42:18 GMT

, who was previously "desirous of prosecution," has a change of heart over his altercation with that happened in the parking lot outside a West Hollywood recording studio in late January. On his Tumblr page, the star says he forgives his opponent and will not press charges.
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