Who Is Frank Ocean? Frank Ocean, born Christopher Edwin Breaux, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer from New Orleans. He has released a number of albums and mixtapes, including his debut studio album, Channel Orange in 2012. It received critical acclaim and was nominated for numerous awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards. His subsequent studio albums include Blonde (2016), Endless (2016), and <i>Nostalgia, Ultra</i> (2011).Early Life And Career Beginnings Frank Ocean was born on October 28, 1987 in Long Beach, California. His father was a former CPA and his mother was a college professor. He was raised in an affluent neighborhood and attended boarding school at the age of 10. After graduating high school in 2005 he moved to New York City to pursue a career in music. In 2009 he signed with Def Jam Recordings and began working on his debut studio album.Breakthrough With 'Channel Orange' In 2011 Frank Ocean released his debut mixtape <i>Nostalgia, Ultra</i>, which was met with critical acclaim. This led to him signing a major label deal with Def Jam Recordings. In July 2012 he released his debut studio album <i>Channel Orange</i>. The album was met with critical acclaim and commercial success. It debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 55th Annual Grammy Awards.Recent Projects In 2016 Frank Ocean released his second studio album <i>Blonde</i>, as well as a visual album titled <i>Endless</i>. Both projects were met with critical acclaim and commercial success. The following year he released a cover of Moon River as part of a promotional campaign for Calvin Klein. In 2018 he released two singles titled Lens and In My Room. He also performed at several festivals including Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona and FYF Fest in Los Angeles.Personal Life Frank Ocean is openly bisexual and came out publicly in 2012 via an open letter posted to his Tumblr account. He has talked openly about his struggles with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and addiction.