Frank Ocean performing at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival begins Friday, April 25. This year's headliners are big, including Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, Hall and Oates, The Black Keys, Maroon 5, Jill Scott, Kem, Frank Ocean and the Dave Matthews Band. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, file) John Shearer/Invision/AP
Frank Ocean basically won 2012. The man released that awesome note on Tumblr and then released Channel Orange which earned him Grammy nods for Album of the Year, Best New Artist and Record of the Year. Also, the album took home the hardware for Best Urban Contemporary Album.
Now, after some well-deserved time off, Ocean's back to touring and he's not letting up. At a show in Munich—his first full show since September—Ocean debuted a number of new songs that will probably rip your heart out.
Even if Frank Ocean isn't your bag (in which case, why the hell not?), you should be loving his music and rooting for his success because every time a Frank Ocean song plays, Chris Brown sighs with exasperation. [Vulture]