- 1 Who is Frank Ocean?
- 2 Who is Frank Ocean’s boyfriend today? Who he dated for 3 years?
- 3 Early Life and Education: Growing up in New Orleans
- 4 Career: A Dedicated Musician
- 5 He inspired Tyler
- 6 What is Frank Ocean’s Net Worth?
- 7 Body Measurements
- 8 Social Media Presence
Who is Frank Ocean?
Born Christopher Edwin Breaux under the sign of Scorpio on the 28th October 1987, in Long Beach, California USA, also known as ‘Lonny Breaux’ and ‘Christopher Francis Ocean’, Frank Ocean is a 31-year-old African-American singer, songwriter, record producer, photographer and rapper. He is perhaps best known to the world for his significant presence on the TV screen and across media outlets as an influential R&B artist. He has also had a number of other successes over the course of his often lucrative singing career since 2005.
Who is Frank Ocean’s boyfriend today? Who he dated for 3 years?
Regarding the identity of Frank Ocean’s boyfriend today, there isn’t much information across authoritative sources, except that it’s known that Frank is in a relationship with a male partner, Frank himself being of bisexual orientation. His boyfriend of three years is rumored to be his former close friend Memo Guzman, though this hasn’t been confirmed.
How he came out
On the 4th July 2012, when he was 19 years old, Ocean published a heartfelt letter on his Tumblr blog, thereby addressing the first time he’d ever felt emotions for a man – an unnamed individual of approximately his age, The guy in question is cited by Frank as his first true love, and was in the letter thanked for his possibly unconscious influence on the artist during the time they knew each other. Ocean also expressed thanks towards the man’s family and friends. Numerous celebrities related to hip hop and R&B voiced their support and praise for the courageous and unexpected news.
Who else did he date?
Thus far, the only other person known to have been Frank Ocean’s boyfriend is one of the top 10 French models, Willy Cartier. The two began dating in 2012, while Frank made their relationship public in 2013, whereupon he also released various details about their life together. It is not yet public knowledge when the two split up, but they are thought to have dated for a few years.
Early Life and Education: Growing up in New Orleans
Frank was initially raised apparently an only child in his birthplace by his father, Calvin Edward Cooksey and his mother Katonya Breaux. When he was five years old, his family relocated from Long Beach to New Orleans, Louisiana, where he spent the rest of his early childhood. When it comes to his earliest interests, it is known that his mother nurtured his passion for music by often playing recordings by jazz musicians on the stereo in her car.
As for his education, he first attended an unspecified local high school in New Orleans, from where he matriculated in 2005. He then decided to further his studies by enrolling into the University of New Orleans, thereby moving into its dormitory. However, after the devastating effect that Hurricane Katrina had on the area at the time, Ocean had no choice but to transfer to the University of Louisiana’s dormitory at Lafayette. Since his home was also destroyed in the catastrophe, he soon moved to Los Angeles, California in order to have access to a studio, and hasn’t resumed his studies.
Career: A Dedicated Musician
Frank’s earliest employment stage comprised of various jobs that he perform as a teenager in order to fund his own recording studio at his home in New Orleans. After he moved to Los Angeles in the wake of the hurricane, he initially landed a songwriting contract, and eventually signed to Def Jam Recordings as a solo artist, thereby also becoming a friend to rapper Tyler, The Creator, who heads the hip hop collective Odd Future (OFWGKTA), and later joining it himself.
His first step towards recognition as a hip hop artist occurred in February 2011, when he released his debut mixtape entitled “Nostalgia, Ultra”, containing two songs – “Novacane” and “Swim Good”, the former of which peaked at number 82 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. His first studio album – “Channel Orange” – was released on the 10th July 2012, and the second entitled “Blonde” on the 20th August 2016, alongside his visual album entitled “Endless”, which was released one day prior. In total, Frank has thus far released one mixtape, two studio albums, one visual album, eight music videos and 18 singles.
He inspired Tyler
As Tyler, The Creator himself said during his live performance on the 22nd May 2019 in Los Angeles, each of his songs was inspired by a real life event in one way or another. When he performed “I Think”, he explained that the song is a product of Nigerian music, which he experienced alongside Frank during their trip to Italy. In Tyler’s own words: ‘Me, Solange and Frank, we flew to Lake Como, Italy… I wanted to check out a lot of the dance clubs out there and shit, but I didn’t.’ The quote addresses the second half of his story about the creation of the said song, while it can be found in its entirety here.
What is Frank Ocean’s Net Worth?
Have you ever wondered how rich Frank Ocean is, as of early 2019? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Frank’s accumulated wealth is close to $13 million, made by lending his musical expertise to several music production companies over the years thus far, most prominently thanks to his latest album entitled “Blonde”. Seeing as his career is continuing to develop, the said amount is bound to grow in the years to come.
When it comes to his physical specifications, it is known that Frank is 5ft 11ins (180cm) tall, and that he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs) at the moment, and his body shape is generally described as fit. Besides that, his shoe size is 10, he has dark brown eyes and a dark complexion, while his beard and hairstyle are regularly kept short.
— Blonded. (@blondedocean) June 11, 2019
Social Media Presence
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their rating and profit. Frank himself is no stranger to this popular trend, as his dedication to posting updates on his public profiles and engaging with his fans is at an all-time high. His Facebook page has almost 1.7 million followers, his Twitter account over 75,000, and his Instagram account over 1.7 million fans.