Frank Ocean takes home two Grammys

Mon. February 11, 2013 9:58 AM by

Singer Frank Ocean won two Grammys at the 55th annual Grammy Awards.

The 25-year-old Ocean, a member of the Odd Future collective, was nominated in six categories.

Ocean won Best Urban Contemporary Album (Channel Orange) and shared in the rap/sung collaboration award for Jay-Z and Kanye West's No Church in the Wild.

But he lost out to Mumford & Sons for album of the year, to Fun. for best new artist and Gotye for song of the year.

"So I hear it's a bit more, the way you disarm audiences is by imagining 'em naked but I don't want to do that. I want to look at you as kids in tuxedos and being fancy and stuff like that," Ocean said in accepting his award for Channel Orange.

Near the end of the show, Ocean performed the single Forrest Gump.

Before the release of Channel Orange, Ocean penned a blog post in which he acknowledged that falling in love with a man was a major theme of the album, making him the first mainstream hip-hop artist to come out bisexual.

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