Frank Ocean is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and photographer. He gained his fame from his idiosyncratic music style, introspective and elliptical songwriter, and wide vocal range. With his first mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra he got his record contract and debut with studio album Channel Orange and won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Award.
Born In Long Beach, California
Frank Ocean was born Christopher Edwin Cooksey on 28th October 1987, in Long Beach, California, United States. He holds the American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity.
He is one of two sons to father Calvin Edward Cooksey and mother Katonya Breaux Riley. He and his brother Ryan Breaux was raised in New Orleans.
He completed his high school from John Ehret High School in New Orleans in 2005. He went to the University of New Orleans but he was forced to transfer to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as his home and personal recording facility were destroyed.
Won Two Grammy Awards
Frank Ocean went to Los Angeles to pursue his dream as a musician. His hard work paid him off in less than three years and became an established songwriter. He signed a deal and wrote songs for artists including Justin Bieber, John Legend, and Brandy Norwood.
Frank released his first mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra on 16th February 2009. From his first mixtape, he got fame and praised for his work. Which led him right to Def Jam and collaborated with Jay-Z and Kanye West. in music video She from album Goblin in 2011.
He made his studio debut from the album Channel Orange on 10th July 2012 from which he won Best Urban Contemporary Album. The same year he also won Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for the song No Church in the Wild and shared with The-Dream, Jay-Z, and Kanye West.
The singer released his second album with title Blonde on 20th August 2016. He has been released yearly including Channel and Biking in 2017, Moon River in 2018, DHL, and In My Room in 2019.
As of 2020, he released his two single Dear April and Cayendo.
Frank Ocean Is In Relationship For Four Years-Who Is His Partner?
Frank Ocean has been in a relationship for four years. Frank has been opened up about his relationships but has not revealed any information about his partner.
The actor is openly gay--he even blogged on Tumblr about the feelings he had for another young man when he was 19 years old on 4th July 2012.
Though no information is available about his secret boyfriend, he seems happy in his relationship and we wish him all the best for his future plans.
What Is The Net Worth Of Frank Ocean? His Earnings And Legal Issues
Frank Ocean has collected a decent amount from his work. According to celebrity net worth, he has an estimated net worth of $13 million, as of 2020.
The songwriter earned approximately $1 million from his second album Blonde which sold more than 230,000 copies within a week of it's released.
Ocean bought a home in Malibu California for $6.3 million in October 2019.
Frank Ocean's father sued him for defamation in 2017. His father asked for $14.5 million from Frank. The hearing was on 17th October 2017 and the judge gave a decision in favor of Frank, as his father had not provided sufficient evidence of defamation.
The singer was criticized by Eagles for sampling their music Hotel California on his song American Wedding from Nostalgia, Ultra. Don Henley has not taken any legal action for his work and considering taking one.
The Grammy Winner was also sued by Chipotle Mexican Grills and wanted the money that they paid in advance for a commercial ad on 7th March 2014. He later backed out from the advertisement. Ocean's paid the advance back and the case was dropped on 20th March 2017.