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14/07/2013 Main Stage
Making a Splash
Grammy award-winning hip-hop/RnB rising star Frank Ocean makes a long awaited return to the UK as part of his You’re Not Dead … 2013 tour.
He's come along way from his roots in New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina, he packed his bags and headed for LA with nothing to his name but his songs. Selling tunes to chart toppers like Justin Bieber and Brandy, he was at the same time living a bit of a double life running with darkside hip-hop collective Odd Future.
But it was as a solo artist he really came into his own. Since coming second in BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll, he’s received Grammy and Soul Train awards for his 2012 album Channel Orange. He’s collaborated with serious heavyweights like Jay Z and Kanye West, and even guested on Beyoncé's recent album.
He is fast becoming one of the RnB/hip hop world's biggest stars.