Frank Ocean is an American independent singer, songwriter, rapper, and photographer. Known for his idiosyncratic musical style, Ocean first embarked on a career as a ghostwriter, and in 2010 he became a member of hip hop collective Odd Future.
He released his breakout mix tape, Nostalgia, Ultra, to critical acclaim in 2011. It generated his first charting single “Novacane”. In 2012, Ocean finished second place in the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll.