The 25-year-old musician was also nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist, and performed the song “Forrest Gump.”
Ocean—who last year revealed he had a relationship with another man—didn’t address his sexuality in his brief acceptance speech.
That’s okay: Just knowing Ocean’s Channel Orange beat that asshat Chris Brown’s album Fortune, is satisfaction enough. (At right is Brown not standing when Ocean won for Best Urban Contemporary Album.)
Other LGBT artists who shined at the Grammys include lesbian folk singer Janis Ian, whose autobiographical Society’s Child won for Best Spoken Word Album, and Elton John, who performed “The A-Team” with British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran.