Christopher Francis Ocean (born Christopher Breaux; October 28, 1987),
better known by his stage name Frank Ocean, is an American singer-songwriter
from New Orleans, Louisiana. Breaux made an early career as a ghost-writer for
artists such as Justin Bieber, Bridget Kelly and John Legend. In mid 2010 he
became a member of OFWGKTA premiering on Domo Genesis’ track,
“SteamRoller”. In February 2011, he released his debut mixtape
Nostalgia, Ultra to critical acclaim. He released two singles;
“Novacane” and “Swim Good”. Both singles achieved chart
success. Ocean went on a 7 show tour through North America and Europe promoting
the mixtape. He is currently located in New York City.
The mixtape caught the interest of recording artists such as Kanye
West, Beyoncé Knowles and Jay-Z, and he appeared on Watch the Throne. He wrote
the popular track “Thinking About You” for Bridget Kelly. On January
5, 2012, the BBC announced that he had finished in second place in the BBC’s
Sound of 2012 poll. Ocean is currently working on his debut studio album, set
to be released in the first half of 2012, and will appear at Coachella 2012.
In 2011 shortly after the release of Nostalgia, Ultra, users from the
website KanyeToThe.com collected together many early recordings of Ocean’s
music from before he became a member of OFWGKTA. These songs were released
under the name The Lonny Breaux Collection, an alias Ocean had previously
recorded under, and can be found for download on various sites on the internet.
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