Frank Ocean -- born Christopher Francis Ocean -- turns 26 today (Monday).

  • Frank Ocean is singer, songwriter and rapper from New Orleans.
  • Frank started his career as a ghostwriter for artists such as BrandyJustin Bieber andJohn Legend.
  • In 2010, he became a member of alternative hip-hop collective OFWGKTA, also known as Odd Future. His debut mixtape, NostalgiaUltra, was released to critical acclaim in 2011. The singles "Novacane" and "Swim Good" both achieved chart success.
  • His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released in July 2012 and spun off three charting singles: "Thinkin Bout You," "Pyramids" and "Sweet Life."
  • In February 2013, Frank confirmed that he'd started work on his second studio album, which he says will be another concept album. He revealed that he was working with Tyler the Creator, Pharrell Williams and Danger Mouse on the record.