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. Brian Wilson Tells Doubters to Back Off, It ‘Kind Of Bums Me Out’

    June 11, 2014 5:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Brian Wilson doesn’t dig negativity. It kind of, well, bums him out. The Beach Boys great has hit back at detractors who’re putting out bad vibes on his current recording project. According to a Rolling Stone article re-published by Wilson on his of ...

  3. Don Henley Slams 'Arrogant' Frank Ocean for Using 'Hotel' Music

    June 04, 2014 10:54 AM EDT Don Henley is having a "Hey kids, get off-a my lawn!" moment. In a new interview, the Eagles frontman tweaks R&B singer Frank Ocean and indie band Okkervil River for using master tracks or covering two of his songs in recent years wi ...

  4. Chipotle, Frank Ocean Settle Lawsuit

    March 20, 2014 7:43 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Chipotle lawsuit against Frank Ocean has met a quiet end. After first reporting that the restaurant giant had sued the singer for over $200,000 earlier this month, TMZ reports that the case has been settled outside of court. Chipotle originally ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Diplo, the Clash's Mick Jones, Paul Simonon Talk Collaborating with Frank Ocean on Converse's Three Artists, One Song

    March 07, 2014 7:08 PM EST 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 will be available f ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Beyonce Unexpectedly Releases New Self-Titled 'Visual Album' on iTunes

    December 13, 2013 12:12 AM EST 5.877 k 2.65 k 173 Just minutes before midnight EST Friday (Dec. 13) morning, Beyonce released her fifth album, a self-titled set, exclusively on iTunes . Details are still emerging on confirmed producers, but guests credited on the "exclusive visual ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Earl Sweatshirt, 'Doris': Track-By-Track Review

    August 20, 2013 1:50 PM EDT Odd Future's empire thrives off lifestyle. (The crew carries their apparel  while on tour while hard copies of their music stand as a checkout line item in their stores.) Not beholden to radio (with notable yet light chart success), Odd Futur ...

  11. Frank Ocean Hints At Chris Brown Fight on Earl Sweatshirt's 'Sunday': Listen

    August 15, 2013 7:10 PM EDT A week before its official release, Earl Sweatshirt shares a stream of his sophomore album, " Doris " (Aug. 20). One of the album cuts that's causing chatter is the Frank Ocean-assisted, "Sunday." After Earl talks relation ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. OVO Fest Cancels First Night Due to Frank Ocean Vocal Injury

    July 30, 2013 10:23 AM EDT The opening night of next week's OVO Fest in Toronto has been cancelled due to the vocal problems of its headliner, Frank Ocean, Live Nation announced on Tuesday. Ocean, who suffered a tear on his vocal cord last week, resulting in the cancel ...

  14. Frank Ocean Announces International Tour

    May 30, 2013 3:14 PM EDT Frank Ocean has announced the dates for his International tour, "California Live." The summer tour cruises through 14 cities across Europe and Canada. Frank Ocean will also co-headline Drake’s 4th annual OVO Fest the day after his tour e ...

  15. Drake Recruits Frank Ocean & James Blake for Two-Day OVO Fest

    May 16, 2013 1:08 PM EDT Drake recruits James Blake and Frank Ocean for the 4th annual OVO Fest. Drake's October's Very Own announced the line-up late yesterday (Wednesday, March 15). For the first time, the summer event will span for two days (August 4 and 5). ...

  16. Frank Ocean Releases 'Lost' Video: Watch

    April 12, 2013 2:43 PM EDT Frank Ocean takes us around the world in the new video for his "Channel Orange," track, "Lost." The three-minute long video features concert footage and behind the scenes snapshots of Frank Ocean while on his 2012, "Channe ...

  17. Tyler, the Creator Talks Directing Movies, Being Rejected by Justin Bieber

    April 01, 2013 11:30 AM EDT 'My advice to him is to continue to search and never become complacent.' - Pharrell Williams Nick and Kayla ditched school early on a Wednesday in Staten Island and caught a bus and then a train to 30 Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ...

  18. Tyler, the Creator, 'Wolf': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2013 10:48 AM EDT When Tyler, the Creator first emerged as the mouthpiece of Odd Future, his growl was layered. Most people experienced his projects in the reverse order, starting with the audacious "Goblin" (2011), before realizing 2009's "B ...

  19. Frank Ocean's Unreleased 'Eyes Like Sky' Song Leaks: Listen

    February 24, 2013 9:48 AM EST 0 0 0 Frank Ocean has been on a winning streak. The singer-songwriter has taken home two Grammys and one Brit Award all in the month of February. Shortly after the 2013 Grammys, he revealed he was "10, 11 songs" into his upcoming sophomore album ...

  20. Frank Ocean is '10, 11 Songs' Into New Album

    February 20, 2013 4:17 PM EST 'It's another cohesive thing, bordering on a concept record again,' the singer-songwriter says. After taking home two Grammys more than a week ago (Sunday, Feb. 10), Frank Ocean revealed more details of his upcoming sophomore album ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Frank Ocean, Drake & Others Broaden R&B/Rap Horizons at 2013 Grammys

    February 11, 2013 1:00 PM EST Last night's 55th Annual Grammy Awards was an overall win for the R&B and rap genres, especially R&B. The wins of the night were true to what ruled hip-hop and R&B in 2012: emotion. From Drake's Best Rap Album victory for his ...

  23. Chris Brown Arrives to Court With Rihanna, Judge Delays Decision on Probation

    February 06, 2013 6:53 PM EST Chris Brown, accompanied by Rihanna, briefly returned to court Wednesday to face allegations he failed to complete his community labor sentence for Rihanna's 2009 beating, but the judge asked for more information and scheduled another hearing ...

  24. Chris Brown May Face Probation Violation

    February 05, 2013 7:05 PM EST Discrepancies were allegedly found in the singer's community service reports. Prosecutors have asked a judge to revoke Chris Brown's probation, saying there is no credible evidence he completed his community service sentence for beating R ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Alicia Keys, Maroon 5 & Frank Ocean Performing at the Grammys

    January 31, 2013 10:47 AM EST Alicia Keys and Maroon 5 will team up for a joint performance, and this year's breakout nominee Frank Ocean will also take the stage at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 10, the show announced today. The artists join previously announced performers ...

  27. Frank Ocean Says He Got 'Jumped' by Chris Brown

    January 28, 2013 7:20 AM EST Singers reportedly fight in recording studio parking lot; Police investigating; Ocean says injury will alter his Grammy performance Chris Brown and Frank Ocean were involved in a tussle outside a West Hollywood recording studio Sunday night, with ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Adele, Carly Rae Jepsen Top iTunes' Year-End Sales

    December 13, 2012 8:38 PM EST 0 0 0 It may be 2012, but it's a repeat of 2011 for Adele : Once again, she has the year's top-selling album on iTunes. Her "21," which recently passed the 10 million mark in sales, topped the list even though it was first released in ...

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  31. 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 ...

  32. Grammy Predictions 2013: Who Will Land The Major Nominations?

    December 05, 2012 2:00 PM EST 0 0 0 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 to ...

  33. Frank Ocean Sets Internet Ablaze with Rumors of New Male Model Boyfriend

    December 03, 2012 6:45 PM EST 0 0 0 A photo posted on Sunday night (Dec. 2) by Frank Ocean to his Instagram feed shows the R&B singer-songwriter embraced from behind by another man with long, brown hair. The man, identified by multiple news outlets as a male model from France name ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Brandy, 'Two Eleven': Track-By-Track Review

    October 16, 2012 3:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The road to "Two Eleven," Brandy 's sixth studio album, hasn't exactly been smooth. In the years since 2008's "Human," the singer parted ways with label Epic Records when the album underperformed, took a break from ...

  36. Jay-Z's 'Live In Brooklyn' EP Coming on Thursday

    October 09, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is giving a special gift to his fans who weren't able to make it out to his eight shows at Brooklyn's new Barclays Center. "Live in Brooklyn," an eight-song collection of live cuts, is scheduled to hit iTunes on Thursday (O ...

  37. MTV VMAs Push Sales Gains For Frank Ocean, Taylor Swift, Psy

    September 12, 2012 3:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 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. The Sept. 6 show earned 6.1 million viewers according to Nielsen -- down more than 50% com ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. The Beat 8/31: Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Austin Mahone, Carrie Underwood, Rolling Stones

    The Beat 8/31: Taylor Swift, Frank Ocean, Austin Mahone, Carrie Underwood, Rolling Stones

    August 31, 2012 11:47 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/31: Frank Ocean set for VMAs and SNL, Austin Mahone Signs Deal With Universal Republic, Taylor Swift rules the Hot 100 Carrie Underwood , jonathan brooks , featuredVideo1 , Austin Mahone , frank ocean , Billboard , we are never ever getti ...

  40. The Beat 8/13: Frank Ocean Cancels Tour, Rihanna Opens Up to Oprah, Jepsen Tops Hot 100 Again

    The Beat 8/13: Frank Ocean Cancels Tour, Rihanna Opens Up to Oprah, Jepsen Tops Hot 100 Again

    August 13, 2012 4:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 8/13: Frank Ocean Cancels Tour, Rihanna Opens Up to Oprah, Jepsen Tops Hot 100 Again oprah , jonathan brooks , drake , Jay-z , frank ocean , Eminem , Billboard , Call Me Maybe , Carly Rae Jepsen , recovery Videos Billboard Carly Rae Jepsen ...

  41. Elle Varner & Reps Talk 'Perfectly Imperfect' Album

    August 07, 2012 4:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 potentially ...

  42. Lollapalooza 2012: 15 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    August 04, 2012 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 The opening day of Lollapalooza 2012 closed with a black celebration. Or the north end of Chicago's Grant Park, devil horns flew and heads banged as Black Sabbath brought forth a metal onslaught of the heaviest form. On the south end, fireworks ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. JoJo's Comeback: Why Her R&B Makeover Is Worth Watching

    August 02, 2012 2:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Singer reboots her career, earns hipster cred with the help of Drake's producer "To be honest, I feel like, for a long time, I was afraid of being me," says Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, the 21-year-old pop singer-songwriter who&# ...

  45. Rihanna, Drake Lead MTV Video Music Award Nominations

    July 31, 2012 9:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 One Direction, Alicia Keys set to perform at the September ceremony. The 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations are out, and Rihanna and Drake are leading the pack with five nods each. Last year's big winner Katy Perry isn't far behind, w ...

  46. The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs

    The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs

    July 23, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The Beat 7/23: Staind, Phil Lesh, Murs bob weir , jonathan brooks , sugarbabes , frank ocean , Billboard , The Bangles , Aaron Lewis , Phil Lesh , The Road , Olsen Videos Phil Lesh Murs Aaron Lewis Billboard Bob Weir Frank Ocean Grateful Dead Jonath ...

  47. Chart Juice: Frank Ocean Earns First No. 1 On R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    July 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Frank Ocean , the singer among rappers in the alternative rap collective Odd Future , plants his debut studio album, "channel ORANGE," at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with 131,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. With an ...

  48. Florence + the Machine Tops U.K. Chart, Frank Ocean Debuts Big

    July 16, 2012 9:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ocean's 'Channel Orange' Opens at No. 2 on Album Chart, Behind Newton Faulkner Florence + the Machine scored a first-ever U.K. No. 1 single yesterday as "Spectrum (Say My Name)" debuted at the summit. English singer-songwrit ...

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