1. Frank Ocean Performs With String Orchestra at Way Out West Festival in Sweden

    August 11, 2017 5:21 PM EDT Frank Ocean ’s live show  is incredible  and last night he somehow made it even better by bringing out a string orchestra to perform alongside him during his set at the  Way Out West festival in Gothenburg, Sweden. As  Pitchfork  points out, they played with him on "Nikes," "…

  2. Frank Ocean's 'Anti-Discrimination' Tee Was Made By an 18 Year Old CEO & Her Teenage-Run Company

    July 31, 2017 10:55 AM EDT Frank Ocean caused quite the social media stir over the weekend when the rapper performed his Panorama Festival set donning an anti-discrimination statement tee screen-printed with the phrase "Why be racist, sexist, homophobic or transphobic when you could just be quiet." The shirt…

  3. Frank Ocean Dazzles Panorama Fest With Intimate Opening Night Headlining Show

    July 29, 2017 11:15 AM EDT In the weeks leading up to Panorama, there was reason to fear Frank Ocean ’s Friday night (July 28) headlining set would never come to be. Previous festival cancelations be damned, this one happened and it was special. The R&B singer mesmerized the New York crowd for a little over an hour…

  4. Frank Ocean, Solange Shine Bright at Panorama Festival Day One

    July 29, 2017 1:58 AM EDT Panorama Festival kicked off its second year in New York City this afternoon (July 28), with headliner Frank Ocean highlighting a day that included standout performances from Solange , Spoon , Honne , Vance Joy , Jamila Woods and more. Here's a quick recap of several highlights from day…

  5. Watch Frank Ocean's Full FYF Fest Set Assembled With Fan Footage

    July 26, 2017 9:16 PM EDT Frank Ocean 's Brad Pitt-featuring set at FYF Fest in Los Angeles last weekend was a truly special affair and now people everywhere can enjoy it thanks to an enterprising fan.  Ocean's entire set has been assembled now from fan footage into a single piece running over an hour in…

  6. Frank Ocean Ditched His Nikes for Converse at FYF Fest 2017

    July 24, 2017 12:26 PM EDT Frank Ocean might sing about Nikes, but he wore Converse at FYF Fest this past weekend (July 22).  The glittery green and neon pink sneaks are from JW Anderson's collaborative collection that was announced during as part of the brand's Spring ’18 menswear show at Florence’s Pitti…

  7. Frank Ocean Brings Out Brad Pitt, Covers Stevie Wonder at FYF Fest 2017 in L.A.

    July 23, 2017 11:44 AM EDT Frank Ocean doesn't communicate by regular means. He's not a Tweeter. He doesn't have an Instagram account. So when Brad Pitt told GQ in a recent cover interview, “I've been listening to a lot of Frank Ocean. I find this young man so special. Talk about getting to the raw…

  8. Frank Ocean's Legal Responses to Father's Lawsuit Are 'Devoid of Any Factual Support,' Judge Says

    July 13, 2017 7:39 PM EDT Frank Ocean  published a Tumblr  letter response  to last year’s Orlando nightclub shooting, where he gave an anecdote recounting how his father dragged him out of a restaurant as he called a transgender waitress a “faggot.” The recollection moved his father Calvin Cookse to sue him last …

  9. Mura Masa Covers Calvin Harris 'Slide' With NAO on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 Show

    July 12, 2017 11:50 AM EDT Mura Masa is on a big press push. His self-titled album drops Friday, July 14, and as any good London-based boy would, he came through Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 studio to play a few unreleased tracks and a very special cover. He brought his electric marimba with him, along with a full band…

  10. Frank Ocean's 10 Best Songs: Critic's Picks

    July 08, 2017 5:40 PM EDT With 'Channel Orange' turning five on July 10, we pick the 10 best Frank Ocean songs, including 'Thinking Bout You,' 'Slide,' 'Chanel,' and 'Pink + White.' In five years, Frank Ocean has gone from releasing his proper debut album to proving…

  11. What's Your Favorite Dance Song of the Summer (So Far)? Vote!

    July 07, 2017 1:25 PM EDT Summer is in full swing. Kids are playing in sprinklers. Twenty-somethings are jet-setting off to swimming pools across the country. Vegas is Vegas. The sun is high, and pop radio is littered with great dance music. It begs the question: which dance music song of the summer so far reigns…

  12. This Is What It's Like To Be Frank Ocean's Mom: Exclusive

    July 05, 2017 1:17 PM EDT "I’ve learned to listen and respect his ideas because he’s a risk taker and he does what he wants to do," Breaux says of son, Frank Ocean. They say that behind every great man, there’s a great woman—and in Frank Ocean ’s case, that could not be truer. At 51 years old, Katonya Breaux…

  13. Watch Khalid Cover Frank Ocean's 'Lost' for 'BBC Live Lounge'

    June 21, 2017 4:06 PM EDT Earlier this year, Khalid released his debut album, American Teen , and in the fall, he’s opening for Lorde on her European tour dates. He visited BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge recently and covered Frank Ocean ’s Channel Orange track “Lost,” and his rendition is pretty breathtaking. Check it…

  14. This Frank Ocean 'Jeopardy!' Question Stumped Every Contestant

    June 13, 2017 3:25 PM EDT Frank Ocean has been a Jeopardy! clue at least twice before , and his name came up on the show again Monday night. This time, the prompt required a depth of knowledge about Ocean’s catalog that’s probably beyond that of a casual music fan: “On this song from Channel Orange , Frank Ocean sings…

  15. Stem Raises $8 Million To Help Artists Get Paid

    June 07, 2017 3:26 AM EDT Stem, a startup that helps musicians from Frank Ocean to Childish Gambino  collect digital revenue, says it has raised $8 million in a series-A funding round. Co-led by venture capital firm Aspect Ventures and Evolution Media – a partnership between talent agency CAA, private-equity’s TPG and…

  16. Frank Ocean Cancels Primavera Sound Performance

    May 27, 2017 5:57 PM EDT Frank Ocean 's set at Primavera Sound has been called off, festival representatives announced in a statement. The singer was scheduled to perform at the festival, held in Barcelona's Parc del Fòrum, on June 2. According to Primavera Sound's website , Ocean canceled "due to…

  17. Frank Ocean Praises The Beatles for 'Single-Handedly Getting Me Out of Writer's Block'

    May 15, 2017 12:09 PM EDT Frank Ocean has revealed on his radio show, Blonded on Apple Music’s Beats 1, that The Beatles played a significant role in his recent music-making, explaining Monday (May 15) that listening to the iconic group got him though writing sessions during his last two albums: Endless and Blonde . …

  18. A$AP Rocky Taps Playboi Carti, Quavo, Frank Ocean and Lil Uzi Vert for 'Raf'

    May 15, 2017 11:35 AM EDT Frank Ocean ’s Beats 1 radio show Blonde  has debuted a host of premieres since its launch back in February and early Monday morning, Ocean kept the premiere train rolling as he debuted a new track from the A$AP Mob featuring  A$AP Rocky called “Please Don't Touch My Raf,” saluting…

  19. Frank Ocean Denies Father's Libel Allegations Over Tumblr Essay

    May 11, 2017 10:45 AM EDT Frank Ocean has denied allegations in a libel lawsuit brought by his father, Calvin Cooksey, over a Tumblr essay about homophobia Ocean posted in June 2016. “I was six years old when I heard my dad call our transgender waitress a faggot as he dragged me out a neighborhood diner saying we…

  20. Frank Ocean Cancels Hangout Festival Performance

    May 10, 2017 7:57 PM EDT Last week, Frank Ocean   canceled his headlining set at Sasquatch!  due to “production issues beyond his control,” and now he’s canceled  another festival headlining performance  at  Hangout  for similar reasons. “Due to production delays beyond his control Frank Ocean will be unable to…

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