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Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2012.

February 9, 2013 Ocean's six Grammy nods round out a year in which his sexuality was as big a topic as his music.

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The singer and songwriter Frank Ocean, whose first full-length studio album, Channel Orange, was released on iTunes this week.

July 13, 2012 Being aware of the baggage you bring to an album can help you listen to the music on its own terms.

Singer Frank Ocean performs on  Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday.

July 10, 2012 The singer premiered a song from his album Channel Orange on television last night.

The singer and songwriter Frank Ocean, whose first full-length studio album, Channel Orange, will be released on July 17.

July 5, 2012 The singer's announcement fits just fine in the history of ground-breaking, image-busting musicians.

Reviews

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July 26, 2012 Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews the rising star's first major-label album, Channel Orange.

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Frank Ocean.

April 21, 2011 On Nostalgia, Ultra, Ocean tells love stories in details or delightfully surrealistic big strokes.

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Singer-songwriter Frank Ocean.

December 5, 2012 The All Songs Considered gang gabs about the year's biggest surprises, best new artists and more.

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Frank Ocean performs at Angel Orensanz Church. The special show was announced that day and a few hundred lucky fans were able to RSVP for free tickets.

September 25, 2012 See photos from a surprise show featuring two of today's most recognizable voices.

Cover art for Frank Ocean.

December 5, 2011 The list of our 50 favorite albums of the year includes Frank Ocean and more artists from F to J.

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