Frank Ocean

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Born: 10/28/1987 in Long Beach, California, USA

Filmography

Music (6)

Southpaw 2015 (Movie)

("Wise Man") (Song)

Southpaw 2015 (Movie)

("Wise Man") (Song Performer)

The Bling Ring 2013 (Movie)

("Super Rich Kids") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("No Church In The Wild") (Song)

The Great Gatsby 2013 (Movie)

("No Church In The Wild") (Song Performer)

Safe House 2012 (Movie)

("No Church In The Wild") (Song)
Actor (3)

2012 MTV Video Music Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Performer

EDUCATION

University of New Orleans

New Orleans , Louisiana 2005

Milestones

2016

Released the video album Endless in an exclusive deal with Apple Music

2016

Released his eagerly anticipated second album Blonde after a four year hiatus

2012

Released breakthrough studio album Channel Orange; featured the single "Thinkin Bout You"

2011

Released critically acclaimed debut mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra

2010

Changed name to Christopher Francis Ocean, reportedly inspired by film "Ocean's Eleven" (1960)

2009

Signed contract with Def Jam Recordings as a solo artist

2009

Joined Los Angeles-based hip hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All

2005

Recording studio damaged in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; moved back to Los Angeles, CA to shop demos

1992

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".

Bonus Trivia

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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.

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"Art’s everything we hope life would be, a lot of times. That’s what I get from it. And that’s what I’ve tried to do. In the storytelling and the sonics and everything. That’s what I’ve tried to do, because I just think that’s the purpose of art. Push, you know?" - from The New York Times, February 7, 2013

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