Frank Ocean Earns Six Grammy Noms, Dominates Year-End-Lists
R&B superstar Frank Ocean had quite a year, and to cap it off it was announced on Wednesday that the singer has been nominated for six Grammy Awards.
Ocean, 25, was one of the leading artists (all male) who were nominated for the 55th Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast on Feb. 10. Indie pop band fun., folk group Mumford & Sons, rap icons Jay-Z and Kayne West and rocker Dan Auerbach from the Black Keys also snagged six nods.
Ocean’s impressive nominations, include all major categories: Album of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration and Best Short Form Music Video for "No Church in the Wild," which appeared on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s album "Watch the Throne."
Ocean’s critically acclaimed debut album, "channel ORANGE," is up against Black Keys’ "El Camino", Jack White’s "Blunderbuss," Mumford & Sons’ "Babel," and fun.’s "Some Nights." His single, "Thinking About You" is nominated against Gotye’s "Somebody That I Used to Know," Taylor Swift’s "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," fun.’s "We Are Young," Kelly Clarkson’s "Stronger," and the Black Key’s "Lonely Boy," for Record of the Year. When it comes to the Best New Artist nomination, the singer faces Alabama Shakes, fun., Hunter Hayes and the Lumineers.
Soon after the nominations were announced, the "Pyramids" singer took to Twitter and wrote "WTF" and "Wow," Pitchfork points out.