Frank Ocean discography

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Frank Ocean discography

Frank Ocean performing at the 2012 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival
Releases
Studio albums 1
Singles 9
Music videos 8
Mixtapes 2

The discography of Frank Ocean, an American singer-songwriter, consists of one studio album, two mixtapes, nine singles (including two as a featured artist) and eight music videos.

2008, Ocean released his first independent mixtape Lonny Breaux named after his former alter ego. In February 2011, he released his first major project, the second mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. The mixtape spawned two singles: "Novacane" and "Swim Good". "Novacane" became his first single to chart on the US Billboard Hot 100, where it peaked at number 82.[1] Both singles charted on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.[2] Ocean had three guest appearances on the album Goblin by rapper Tyler, The Creator; the song "She" was released as a single. Ocean had two guest appearances on the Kanye West and Jay-Z collaborative album Watch the Throne. Their song "No Church in the Wild", which features Ocean, was released as a single, peaking at number 72 on the Billboard Hot 100.[3] Ocean has also written songs for several artists, including Brandy Norwood ("1st & Love"), John Legend, ("Quickly"), Beyoncé Knowles ("I Miss You"), Bridget Kelly ("Thinking About Forever"), co produced with Damienn Jones "cinderella" and Justin Bieber ("Bigger").

His debut studio album, Channel Orange, was released on July 10, 2012. Upon release, the album received universal acclaim from music critics, who praised the album for its bold lyrical content, and it became the highest rated R&B album on Metacritic, which assigns a normalized score based on ratings from selected mainstream critics.[4] The album peaked at number 2 on both the US Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart,[5][6] while it hit number 1 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[7] It also became the first album in chart history to chart within the UK Albums Chart top 20 solely based on digital sales.[8] Five singles were released from the album: "Thinkin Bout You", "Pyramids", "Sweet Life", "Lost" and "Super Rich Kids". "Thinkin Bout You" peaked at number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Ocean's first top 40 hit on the chart.[1] "Lost" became a top five hit in New Zealand and also achieved chart success in Australia and Denmark.[9][10][11]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
US
[5]
US
R&B

[7]
AUS
[10]
CAN
[12]
DEN
[11]
IRL
[13]
NLD
[14]
NOR
[15]
NZ
[9]
UK
[6]
Channel Orange 2 1 9 3 2 14 13 1 14 2

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes
Title Album details Downloads
Lonny Breaux
  • Released: 2008
  • Formats: digital download
-
Nostalgia, Ultra[21]
  • Released: February 18, 2011
  • Formats: digital download
714,029 [22]

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[1]
US
R&B

[2]
AUS
[10]
BEL
(FL)

[23]
DEN
[11]
NZ
[9]
UK
[24]
UK
R&B

[25]
"Novacane" 2011 82 17 Nostalgia, Ultra
"Swim Good" 70 89
  • IFPI DEN: Gold[26]
"Thinkin Bout You" 2012 32 7 33 30 94 16 Channel Orange
"Pyramids" [A] 74 112 21
"Sweet Life"[28]
"Lost" 46 63 14 5 53 9
"Super Rich Kids"
(featuring Earl Sweatshirt)
2013 [B] 145 20
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[3]
US
R&B

[3]
US
Rap

[3]
BEL
(FL)

[23]
CAN
[3]
FRA
[31]
UK
[24]
UK
R&B

[32]
"She"[33]
(Tyler, The Creator featuring Frank Ocean)
2011 Goblin
"No Church in the Wild"
(Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean)
2012 72 31 20 40 92 181 32 10 Watch the Throne
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other charted songs[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[35]
US
R&B

[36]
US
Rap

[37]
"Oceans"
(Jay-Z featuring Frank Ocean)
2013 83 30 22 Magna Carta Holy Grail

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"SteamRoller"[38] 2010 Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Tyler, The Creator Rolling Papers
"Hell"[39] MellowHype BlackenedWhite
"Rico"[39]
"Fish"[40] 2011 Tyler, The Creator Goblin
"Window"[40] Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Hodgy Beats, Mike G
"Made in America"[41] Jay-Z, Kanye West Watch the Throne
"Analog 2"[42] 2012 Tyler, The Creator, Syd tha Kyd The OF Tape Vol. 2
"Snow White"[42] Hodgy Beats
"White"[42] N/A
"Oldie"[42] Taco, Tyler, The Creator, MellowHype, Mike G, Domo Genesis, Jasper Dolphin, Earl Sweatshirt
"Bend Ya"[43] Mann, Kendrick Lamar N/A
"Astro"[44] MellowHype Numbers
"Slater"[45] 2013 Tyler, The Creator Wolf
"Awkward"[45]
"48"[45] Tyler, The Creator, Nas
"PartyIsntOver/Campfire/Bimmer"[45] Tyler, The Creator, Lætitia Sadier
"New Slaves"[46] Kanye West Yeezus
"Oceans"[47] Jay-Z Magna Carta Holy Grail
"Sunday"[48] Earl Sweatshirt Doris
"Wildfire"[49] John Mayer Paradise Valley
"Superpower"[50] Beyoncé Beyoncé

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Acura Integurl" 2011 Dave Wilson[51]
"Novacane" Nabil Elderkin[52]
"Thinkin Bout You" High5Collective[53]
"Swim Good" Nabil Elderkin[54][55]
"Pyramids" 2012
"Lost" 2013 Francisco Soriano[56]

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"She"
(Tyler, The Creator featuring Frank Ocean)
2011 Wolf Haley[33]
"No Church in the Wild"
(Jay-Z and Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean)
2012 Romain Gavras[57]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Pyramids" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number three on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[58]
  • B ^ "Super Rich Kids" did not enter the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, but peaked at number four on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart.[58]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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