Frank Ocean is an American singer and songwriter born in 1987 in Long Beach, California. Ocean began to rise to prominence as a songwriter for John Legend, Brandy, and Justin Bieber. He joined the hip hop group Odd Future in 2010. The group released the albums Goblin and The OF Tape Vol. 2. In 2011, Ocean released his solo debut mixtape, Nostalgia, Ultra. He released his debut solo album, Channel Orange, in 2012. His biggest hit songs include Novacane, Swim Good, Sweet Life, Pyramids, and Thinkin Bout You. Also in 2012, he announced he was bisexual on his Tumblr blog. Ocean has won two Grammy Awards, a Brit Award, and Soul Train Music Award in his career.