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Frank Ocean Scores ‘Sexiest Video Of The Year’ Nod

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Before he’s set to dominate the 2013 Grammy Awards Ceremony next February, Frank Ocean extends his 2012 winning streak this week with anotherChannel Orange‘ related nod.

However, whilst most-if not all- of the awards he’s picked up this year have seen him celebrated for his craft, his latest achievement sees him awarded for his- well- sex appeal.

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Frank Ocean, Drake & Rihanna Make ‘Forbes 30 Under 30′ List

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They’re young, talented and have the world at their feet, so it should come as little surprise to anyone that Rap mastermind Drake and ‘Thinking Of You’ sensation Frank Ocean have made ‘Forbes 30 Under 30‘ list this year.

Celebrated for accomplishments achieved both on and off the stage, the pair are joined by Pop mannequin Rihanna, who was  honored on behalf of the Def Jam music group and Roc Nation.

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Weigh In: 2013 Grammy Nomination Snubs & Surprises

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As evidenced by the rant of ‘Believe’ beau Justin Bieber‘s manager, it’s pretty safe to say that some camps are still up-in-arms about the 2013 Grammy nominations unveiled last night.

Indeed, every year sees some scorned team or artist supporter feel “cheated” due to an absence from the nominations tally (see: Jill Scott’s rant last year), but this year marks a noted difference in that  A) the male domination of categories, B) the absence of hip-hop and R&B from major categories, and C) the glaring, 2011-instated removal of “gender-specific” categories.

With only acts who released material from September 1, 2011 to September 30, 2012 eligible for consideration, the wealth of overlooked talent is earning a collective side-eye from many-a-music lover.  Just ask fans of Brandy & Monica‘s ‘It All Belongs To Me’, Mary J. Blige, Lana Del Rey, Madonna,  and, of course, Nicki Minaj & Justin Bieber

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Frank Ocean Opens Up To GQ: Talks Coming Out As Bisexual & More

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Easily one of the biggest music news stories this year, Frank Ocean‘s “coming-out” letter both rocked and shocked an industry that -for all its diversity is still marred by narrow images of masculinity.

Since then, the 25 year old has (smartly) kept the focus on his music, releasing critically-acclaimed debut ‘Channel Orange’.

However, in opting to discuss the matter on his terms, the ‘Thinkin’ Bout You’ singer has opened up to GQ, addressing his decision to be frank about his sexuality in the magazine’s December issue.

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Hot Shots: Frank Ocean Hits ‘Instagram’ With Willy Cartier

 Hot Shots: Frank Ocean Hits Instagram With Willy Cartier

 

His credits include modelling gigs for Givenchy, United Colors Of Benetton and Elle Magazine, but recent days have seen supermodel Willy Cartier take his exotic look… to Frank Ocean’s Instagram account.

Yes, if numerous snaps uploaded to the ‘Swim Good’ singers page are anything to by, the creative pair have become creative pals, sharing their friendship with the world on the ‘social outlet’ and at the GQ Men Of The Year Gala at Hollywood’s ‘Chateau Marmont‘.

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Hot Shot: Frank Ocean Hits The Studio… With Alicia Keys

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A killer R&B duet in the making?

If the above snap is anything to go by, it’s just that ‘Swim Good’s Frank Ocean may be whipping up with ‘Unthinkable’ diva Alicia Keys.

Surfacing online today, the snap sees Keys and Ocean in a recording studio weeks before the launch of her new album ‘Girl On Fire’, prompting speculating Ocean is to pen cuts on the release- which also features ‘Masquerade‘ MC Nicki Minaj.

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Hot Shot: Frank Ocean Hits The Studio With Pharrell Williams & Jay-Z

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The year’s biggest newcomer. The industry’s biggest hitmaker. And Hip-Hop’s biggest superstar. Naturally, it’s a given that such a shot of Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, and Jay-Z was always going to make headlines.

Shared yesterday by Williams, it’s presently unknown what the trio were working on. Yet, whatever it was certainly had The Neptunes star all-fired up. Writing on Twitter after posting the pic, he said:

 

And neither can we! Ocean’s last hook-up with Pharrell was on the sublime ‘Sweet Life’ from his critically acclaimed ‘Channel Orange’ LP, while he recently waxed it up with Jay-Z on Watch The Throne‘s ‘No Church In The Wild’.

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Frank Ocean Covers ‘Snatch’ Magazine

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 Frank Ocean rocks the cover of ‘Snatch’ magazine this month, in further support of his #1 album ‘Channel Orange’- which recently hit the 325,00o unit sales mark four months after release.

Taking to the international French magazine for an insightful feature on his work, it marks his latest promotional stint since performing the well loved ‘Thinking Of You‘ at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

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