As Frank Ocean gears up for the follow-up to Channel Orange, his 2012 major-label debut - which has sold 621,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and took home a 2013 Grammy for best urban contemporary album - he has made a key change behind the scenes. Since July, Ocean has been signed to management with Three Six Zero, Billboard has learned, joining a roster that includes Calvin Harris, Deadmau5 and Kate Nash.
"Frank is an incredibly intelligent and creatively brilliant individual," says Mark Gillespie, co-founder of Three Six Zero Group. "We're proud that he felt Three Six Zero was the right home for him."
After parting ways with longtime managers Christian and Kelly Clancy's agency 4 Strikes earlier this year, Ocean met with Guy Oseary (U2, Madonna) and Ron Laffitte (Pharrell Williams, Alicia Keys) before singing with Three Six Zero.