Break-out R&B superstar Frank Ocean is nominated in six categories for the 55th annual Grammy Awards taking place this Sunday in Los Angeles. Most notably, Frank Ocean will battle the Alabama Shakes, Hunter Hayes, fun., and Denver’s the Lumineers for the Grammys 2013 best new artist award. For record of the year (“Thinkin Bout You”), Ocean is up against the Black Keys (“Lonely Boy”) fun. (“We Are Young”), Gotye (“Somebody That I Used to Know”) and Taylor Swift (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”).
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Frank Ocean has had, by far, the most highly publicized of his short career. From discussing his sexuality to engaging in fisticuffs with Chris Brown, Ocean is on the rise. For many, he’s the favorite to take home the album of the year award for his critically acclaimed album “Channel Orange.” In advance of music’s most prestigious award show, here are the 10 best Frank Ocean songs.
10) “Nature Feels”
One of the sexed up tracks from “Nostalgia ULTRA,” Frank Ocean translates MGMT’s “Electric Feel,” into a slinky track about his sexual prowess. The lyrics are metaphorical (“tell me how my nature feels,” and the beat proper against Ocean’s monotone flow. It was early in the game to call Frank Ocean’s style a success but “Nature Feels,” was easily one of his finer moments.