Frank Ocean Wins Best Urban Contemporary Album At Grammy Awards

frank ocean 2.jpgFrank Ocean has a good night at the Grammys, winning the award for Best Urban Contemporary Album and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “No Church in the Wild,” with Jay-Z and Kanye West.

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.



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  • fredo777

    Ocean also performed “Forrest Gump”, which I’m pretty certain is a gay love song.

  • yaoming

    ” – does that mean black?

  • Avenger

    Thank goodness he didn’t win any of the important categories.

  • mz.sam

    @Yaoming: ‘Urban’ definitely is the euphemistic term for Black as much as ‘Chris Brown’ is the euphemism for Unredeemable, hot-headed A-hole.

  • fredo777

    @Avenger: What the hell is that supposed to mean?

  • iBLOW

    Urban basically was R&B, but since they had that I don’t know who won best R&B album then because those were all the R&B albums that came out last year. You all keep saying ” he doesn’t talk about his bisexuality” he doesn’t have to he sang a gay love song at the Grammys which is the biggest musical award show in the United States in front of millions of people, I think that’s all we’re going to get from him and that’s fine.

  • Scribe38

    @fredo777: Happy for Frank and his success. I own his cd and enjoy it alot. I also take “forrest hump” as a gay love song, as he sings, “you’re running through my mind boy”. I don’t understand why some gays, (mostly white gays it seem) hate on this young guy living his life, out and pubic. He has written about being in love with another man, has a song where he cries to a cab driver about loving a man who does not love him back. He has pictures on twitter with him and a model that he his most likely dating, looking at each other lovingly. Even with all this, everytime queerty post a story on the man, people on here are hating (avenger and others) on him.

  • RomanHans

    @Scribe38: There’s only a couple idiots here who rag on Ocean, which isn’t bad considering how many bored religious trolls are around. There are far more Queerty readers who love him. The more I hear about him the more it seems he’s a really nice, fantastically-talented guy.

    Kudos to the Grammys, on the other hand, for making him sound just as lousy as everybody else. Performance looked pretty great, though.

  • Bee Gaga

    @yaoming: Basically lol when I was watching it I was like “urban contemporary” REALLY? You might as well just say “Best black person album” because you’re not fooling anybody with “urban” lol It’s a new category apparently that started this year.

  • Bee Gaga

    @iBLOW: Those are FARRRR from all the R&B albums that came out last year sweetheart, maybe from a person that doesn’t listen or know what real R&B is or only pays attention to the people making headlines such as brown and ocean I guess I can see how you would say that.

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