Frank Ocean - Sondz

Overview

Christopher Breaux (born October 28, 1987), known professionally as Frank Ocean, is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper. Recognized for his idiosyncratic musical style, introspective and elliptical songwriting, and wide vocal range, Ocean is credited for popularizing jazz and funk influenced alternative R&B, and is known for his later intermittent and experimental musical approach.

Ocean began his musical career as a ghostwriter, prior to joining the hip hop collective Odd Future in 2010. In 2011, Ocean released his critically successful debut mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra and subsequently secured a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings. Drawing on electro-funk, pop-soul, jazz-funk, and psychedelia, Ocean's debut album Channel Orange (2012) was one of the most acclaimed albums of 2012. It was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards, while the album's ...

Facts

Legal nameChristopher Breaux
Also performed asChristopher BreauxLonny Breaux
Born28 Oct. 1987 (Age: 34), in Long Beach
AreaUnited States
Years active14
StatusActive
GenderMale
Label(s)BlondedDef Jam RecordingsBoys Don't CryIDJ[no label]ColumbiaSony MusicUniversal Music AustraliaUniversal MusicIsland Def Jam

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Discography

YearTitle
Endless2016Endless
Blonde2016Blonde
channel ORANGE2012channel ORANGE

Collaborators

NameRole(s)
Malay
MalayArrangerKeyboardProducerGuitarBassMellotronProgramming (drum machine)
Jon Brion
Jon BrionArrangerKeyboardProducerInstrument arranger (strings)Programming (drum machine)
Om'Mas Keith
Om'Mas KeithArrangerBassProducerProgramming (drum machine)
Calvin Harris
Calvin HarrisAnalog synthesizerElectric guitarElectric bass guitarGrand pianoDrum machineSynthesizerRhodes pianoMixProducerRecording
James Blake
James BlakeArrangerKeyboardProducer
Buddy Ross
Buddy RossArrangerKeyboardProducerProgramming (additional)Bass
Sébastien Akchoté
Sébastien AkchotéArrangerStringsProgramming (sampler)Programming (drum machine)Spoken vocals
Eric Gorfain
Eric GorfainConcertmasterViolin
Vegyn
VegynProgramming (drum machine)ArrangerKeyboardProducer
Alex G
Alex GArrangerGuitar