Fun Facts on Frank Ocean

By admin
01 February 2014

Are you also humming along to Frank Ocean’s Lost? That beautiful voice, the honest songwriting . . . we could listen to this R&B smoothie all day

- He’s joked that his Channel Orange album, which recently won a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, “is a reminder for people to get their Vitamin C and supplements”. Er, okay.

- He was born Christopher Breaux but decided to change his name on his 22nd birthday in 2010. “I went on LegalZoom [an online legal documentation service in the US] and changed it. It just felt cool. None of us are our names. If you don’t like your name then change it,” he says.

- Before he became famous, this New Orleans-bred artist was a ghost songwriter and penned lyrics for The Biebs (Bigger), Jay-Z (No Church in the Wild) and Beyoncé (I Miss You).

- He lists his hobbies as kung fu and Tai Chi.

- His favourite movie is The Shawshank Redemption.

- He came out as gay on his Tumblr blog and says he had the courage to do it because of his young fans. “I wished at 13 there was somebody I looked up to who would’ve said something like that, who would’ve been transparent in that way.”


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