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Started From The Bottom: Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ Hits A Million / Drake Heads To Gold


They may share a common foe in ‘Fortune‘ Prince  Chris Brown, Drake & Frank Ocean are feeling nothing but the love on the US charts this week.

Drake, by way of his experimental cut ‘Started From The Bottom’ and Frank, with his Shea Taylor produced number ‘Thinking ‘Bout You‘.

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New Song: Frank Ocean – ‘Eyes Like Sky’

Frank Ocean treats fans to a brand new song today- ‘Eyes Like Sky’– reportedly lifted from the ‘Channel Orange’ recording sessions.

Guitar led and serving all kinds of Top 40 flavour, the number sees Ocean abandon the mellowness found in ‘Pink Matter’ and ‘Bad Religion’, and showcase his gift for storytelling over production which would otherwise have been soulless without the poignancy of his lyrics.

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Frank Ocean Sales Jump 136% In Two Hours Following BRIT Appearance

…and Frank Ocean‘s UK chart reign just won’t let up!

In what can only extend his reign as the world’s leading R&B male, the ‘Pink Matter’ vocalist has seen sales of his music rise by 136% in the UK…in the space of two hours.

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Hot Shots: Frank Ocean Celebrates BRIT Award Win With Taylor Swift

Frank Ocean celebrated his BRIT Award 2013 win with Taylor Swift last night, snapped partying with the ‘I Knew You Were A Trouble’ singer in London.

The life and soul of at Universal Music’s after party, the Grammy winning R&B King was caught on the dance floor reaping the rewards of his #1 album, ‘Channel Orange’ which rose by 34 spots on the UK Albums Chart in the space of a single week, this week.

Impressive, considering this was achieved before his appearance as last night’s show.

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Justin Timberlake & Jay-Z To Headline ‘Wireless Festival 2013’

In recent years, the Wireless Festival has become one of the UK’s most celebrated. It’s super fitting, then, that this year organizers have tapped two of music’s biggest royals to headline –  Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z.

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Watch: Rita Ora Covers Mumford & Sons’ ‘Lover Of The Light’

With her US debut LP set to drop later this year, fans of Rita Ora will be all too eager to learn how the success of her UK debut has shaped her ear when crafting new material.

Now, as we join those fans in eager anticipation, the starlet arrived at BBC Radio 1’s ‘Live Lounge‘ for an intimate performance, which saw her cover the Mumford & Sons classic, ‘Lover Of The Light‘.

Shedding all kinds of light on her rich tone and lighthearted personality, her cover of the cut has us hoping her new LP gives fans mid-tempos similar to this one, almost as strong as her cover of Frank Ocean‘s ‘Swim Good’.

Peep Rita in all her playful glory below…

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Frank Ocean Enjoys 120% Sales Increase Following Grammy Performance

When it comes to pulling in impressive numbers, very few R&B dons do it better than ‘Pink Matter‘ heart throb Frank Ocean.

However, in the event any of his contemporaries believed sales of his debut LP ‘Channel Orange’ would simmer as it reached its first birthday, the star’s fans have gone a long way to prove their support for him goes far beyond they could have imagined.

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Hot Shots: Frank Ocean Poses It Up For ‘The New York Times’

While R&B is yet to spawn any new female artists that have taken the world by storm, the last few years have seen no shortage of male contributors take center stage.

Indeed, leading a pack made up of the Beyonce approved Miguel, Elijah Blake and Luke James comes Frank Ocean. A fact, the New York Times were keen to take advantage of when they joined forces with the star for a moving spread this month, some of which can be seen above and below.

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Frank Ocean: ‘I Was Called A F*ggot During Chris Brown Brawl / He Threatened To Shoot Me’

With the 55th Annual Grammy Awards approaching, one might assume Frank Ocean‘s biggest worry this week would be the stress of perfecting his performance on the night.

Unfortunately, following an ugly run in with chart topping Pop sensation Chris Brown last week, the last few days have seen his upcoming set at the night overshadowed by the fight’s aftermath.

An aftermath, that today saw unearth the official police documents on the attack, which reveal that the acclaimed singer- who admitted to have been romantically involved with a male friend last year- was not only the victim of a physical assault, but also on the receiving end of a homophobic slur.

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Read: Frank Ocean ‘Forgives’ Chris Brown, Decides Against Pressing Charges For ‘Assault’

 

As fans know, Hip Hop hitmakers Frank Ocean and Chris Brown were involved in a fisticuffs earlier this week that resulted in injury for both parties (with insults to follow).

And, as news swarmed headlines that Ocean was considering pressing charges against Brown for the injuries he sustained, now it seems the ‘Thinking ‘Bout You’ star is thinking of another resolution.

Taking to Tumblr, Ocean shared his thoughts through a penned letter addressing the situation and its aftermath.  Read and weigh in below:

 

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Frank Ocean To Perform At Grammy Awards 2013

Frank Ocean is set to switch the Grammy Awards onto ‘Channel Orange’ come February 10th. For, it was announced moments ago that the singer-songwriter will be gracing the stage at music’s biggest calendar night.

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Frank Ocean’s ‘Channel Orange’ Certified Gold

 …and Frank Ocean just keeps on winning!

While his recent run in with Chris Brown may currently dominate many a headline, Frank Ocean continues to prove that it’s his art– and not controversy- that keeps his brand afloat.

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