University of New Orleans
Released the video album Endless in an exclusive deal with Apple Music
Released his eagerly anticipated second album Blonde after a four year hiatus
Released breakthrough studio album Channel Orange; featured the single "Thinkin Bout You"
Released critically acclaimed debut mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra
Changed name to Christopher Francis Ocean, reportedly inspired by film "Ocean's Eleven" (1960)
Signed contract with Def Jam Recordings as a solo artist
Joined Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All
Recording studio damaged in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; moved back to Los Angeles, CA to shop demos
Moved from Long Beach, CA to New Orleans, LA with family when he was five
Known for such albums as "channel ORANGE"
Popular songs include "Thinkin Bout You" and "Lost".
In July 2012, Ocean published an open letter on his Tumblr blog site that revealed a relationship he had with another man when he was 19 years old. The singer described him as his first true love.