Frank Ocean

  1. Frank Ocean Parts Ways with 4 Strikes Management, Life Or Death PR

    June 25, 2014 3:43 PM EDT Frank Ocean has cleaned house with his management and PR, according to a report from Buzzfeed. The 26-year-old singer has parted ways with both longtime manager Christian Clancy (who continues to manage Odd Future) of 4 Strikes Management and pu ...

  2. Converse Releases Diplo, the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon, Frank Ocean Track (Listen)

    March 10, 2014 11:45 AM EDT For its first Three Artists, One Song campaign in nearly two years, Converse is teaming with Diplo, Frank Ocean and The Clash’s Mick Jones and Paul Simonon for “Hero,” a reggae-tinged tale of urban bravado. The song was made available today (Marc ...

  3. Frank Ocean's 'Super Rich Kids' Lawsuit a Perfect Example of Sampling's Legal Problems

    February 24, 2014 12:42 PM EST A few seconds on a hit record can add up to a few years in a courtroom. Just ask TuffAmerica, a New York label that on Feb. 7 sued Universal Music Group over a sample used on Frank Ocean’s “Super Rich Kids.” Amazon Sale Price Will Negatively Im ...

  4. Chris Brown Countersues Over Studio Fight Involving Frank Ocean

    November 07, 2013 1:54 PM EST Chris Brown has countersued a man who has accused the R&B star's entourage of attacking him outside a recording studio earlier this year. The singer filed an assault and battery lawsuit Wednesday against Sha'keir Duarte, who claime ...

  5. Odd Future Announce Second Annual Carnival

    August 12, 2013 10:44 AM EDT Hip-hop collective Odd Future has announced that their second annual OFWGKTA Carnival will take place on November 9th at the Park at the Coliseum in Los Angeles, reports Rolling Stone . Members Tyler, the Creator and Frank Ocean will headline, w ...

  6. Jack White, Frank Ocean, More Get Big Grammy Boost on iTunes, Amazon

    February 11, 2013 3:26 PM EST Nothing sells music like national TV exposure. An examination of iTunes and Amazon sales ranks during the Grammy broadcast shows the immediate impact the event had on the sales of titles nominated for Album of the Year. See All of Our Grammy Cov ...

  7. Frank Ocean, Maroon 5 to Perform at Grammys

    January 31, 2013 11:16 AM EST All five nominees for album of the year at this year's Grammys will perform at the awards show next month. The Recording Academy announced Thursday that R&B singer Frank Ocean will join Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Jack White and ...

  8. Billboard.Biz Readers' Survey Results, Part 1: Most Important Event of 2012

    December 19, 2012 7:00 AM EST As part of our year-end special, we asked you, the audience three specific questions about 2012 - and we got dozens of thoughtful, intelligent, well-considered responses. Rather than dropping all of that knowledge in one big pile, we're publi ...

  9. Grammy Predictions 2012: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 3:00 PM EST On Wednesday night (Dec. 5), the nominations for the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be unveiled during the "Grammy Nominations Concert Live!! -- Countdown to Music's Biggest Night," which means that there are only a few more hours t ...

  10. Chart Moves: Rihanna, Ne-Yo Approach Hot 100's Top 10, Frank Ocean Sets Radio Record

    October 18, 2012 6:39 PM EDT As previously reported , Maroon 5 spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "One More Night," fending off PSY's "Gangnam Style," which remains at No. 2 for a fourth frame. Plus, Ke$ha enters the top 10 wit ...

  11. MTV VMAs Push Sales Gains For Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Psy Despite Ratings Drop

    September 12, 2012 2:37 PM EDT Though the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards' ratings were down from their record high last year, the show still causes waves on Billboard's sales charts. Register today for the Billboard Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference Prese ...

  12. Elle Varner Is 'Perfectly' Flawed

    August 02, 2012 4:00 PM EDT What might happen if a country fiddle was used to sweeten an R&B song? "I knew people were either going to love it or hate it . . . but they would definitely remember it," MBK Entertainment president Jeff Robinson says of the potenti ...

  13. Florence and the Machine, Newton Faulkner Top UK Charts

    July 16, 2012 7:30 AM EDT Florence + the Machine scored a first-ever U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Spectrum (Say My Name)" (Universal Island) debuted at the summit. English singer-songwriter Newton Faulkner, meanwhile, was grabbing his second chart-topping albu ...

  14. Backbeat: Ed Sheeran, Cody Simpson, Conor Maynard Backstage at MuchMusic Video Awards

    June 25, 2012 2:13 PM EDT Ed Sheeran takes the stage with nothing but his guitar at the 2012 MuchMusic Video Awards. Even though they are too new to Canada to have received nominations for the 2012 MuchMusic Awards, Billboard got a few minutes with the next crop of young p ...

  15. Why Odd Future's Frank Ocean Doesn't Want Kanye West on His Album

    November 16, 2011 4:40 PM EST Odd Future's resident crooner Frank Ocean recently confessed that he declined the opportunity to work with Kanye West on his new, heretofore-untitled LP. In a BBC interview, Ocean, who is featured on "Watch the Throne" tracks " ...