Frank Ocean is a singer, songwriter and rapper from America. Ocean is appreciated by the critics and fans. He is the man behind reigniting the genre of R&B and has created unique music. Frank is also a songwriter and has written lyrics of many of his own songs. Frank Ocean has won two Grammy Awards and was also listed in the list of the Times Magazine of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Frank Ocean has a net worth of $13 million. He has acquired his net worth by being a part of the music industry for a long time. The songwriter and musician have created many successful albums and the sales of his album have contributed a lot to his net worth.
Frank Ocean was born Christopher Edwin Cooksey. He was born on October 28th of 1987 in Long Beach, California. When he was five, his family moved to New Orleans. His mother was an avid jazz fan, and he was inspired by singers like Celine Dion and Anita Baker.
Ocean faced a lot of challenges in his life when Hurricane Katrina came in the city he lived in. Like the New Orleanians his home was destroyed and his recording equipment was lost. He enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and quit college to pursue his music career.
Frank Ocean moved to Los Angeles. He pursued his music career and worked part-time at fast food establishments. Frank Ocean became an anonymous ghostwriter. He continued with his songwriting career and soon got in contact with Def Jam Records.
He released a mixtape that was titled Nostalgia, Ultra and it received critical praise. Frank Ocean collaborated with Kanye West and released a song for his album Watch the Throne. He released his debut album, Channel Orange and it received critical appraise. His album Channel Orange made its debut at number two on the Billboard Top 200.
Frank toured the United States and also holds a European and Canadian tour in 2013. Ocean collaborated with a wide range of artists that included, including Pharrell Williams and Danger Mouse.
Ocean released his second album, Blonde and Ocean’s conceptual work was appreciated by his fans and the critics. The album was a success and sold over 230,000 copies. It gained platinum status and gained approximately $1 million in profit.
Ocean achieved success as a solo artist after the release of Blonde. He joined Calvin Harris and Migos and released the hit single “Slide.” He also launched his radio show called Blonded Radio. Frank Ocean was also a part of the video game GTA V as himself.
Frank became super famous after he released his album Channel Orange. Frank Ocean shocked the world by revealing that he is attracted to men. He also shared that his first love was a man. His statements were supported by many prominent celebrities, and the music industry stood by him so that he doesn’t get lashed. Many journalists compared him to David Bowie who made a revelation about him being a bisexual a few years back.