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Into Horoscopes? Spotify Just Made Your Life Way Easier

Spotify wants us all to be that person. You know the one — horoscope lovers, astrology devotees, Mercury-in-retrograde apologists. The streaming service is letting everyone embrace their love for astrology by curating custom playlists based on horoscope signs.The decision to do so is just short of genius.Here's how it works:1. Click this link.2. In new browser page, look for your sign and click it on your "Cosmic Playlist." (Don't know what yours is? Check here.)3. Voila! The music you were des...
Tags: Spotify, Fashion, Music, Frank Ocean, Don, Nicholas, Sampha, Chani Nicholas, Rilo Kiley Coldplay

I Traded My Box Braids For A Frank Ocean-Inspired Buzz Cut

There are two types of people when it comes to haircuts: There are those who squint at the sight of shears for a two-inch trim, and those who walk in the salon with box braids and walk out with a buzz cut. Monica Ananonu, a freelance illustrator, falls into the latter category.In the latest episode of Hair Me Out, Ananonu crops her hair down to a fade and dyes it platinum blonde for a look inspired by Frank Ocean’s Blonde album art. “I guess I’m nervous because my hair grows really slowly, so...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Beverly Hills, Frank Ocean, Kazumi, Aaron Watkins, Frank Ocean Inspired Buzz Cut, Monica Ananonu, Ananonu

Instagram Secret Menus, New Trends Decoded

In this edition of Decoded, our fiends at AWAL look at the trends and hidden tricks shaping entertainment inside the Facebook owned and operated social media crown jewel that is Instagram. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an inspiring and overwhelming launchpad for preternaturally gifted yodelers, abnormally adorable dogs, and generational artists who set new sta...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, US, Bbc, Ocean, Nice, Tumblr, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, AP Rocky, Paak, Awal, Sunil Singhvi, Will Page Spotify, Sunhil

Frank Ocean Shared His Skincare Secrets, and Honestly, Everyone Should Take Note

A note to men everywhere: Frank Ocean would really like for you to stop sleeping in your day face. In a cover story for GQ's February issue, the singer shared his nighttime skincare routine and talked about why he thinks more men should wash their faces before bed. "I feel like men just go to sleep. They may wash their face or they don't even bother - they go to sleep with the day face on," he said. "You really need to do a gentle wash and put a night moisturizer on." Retinol, Frank explained, ...
Tags: Beauty, Pharrell, Gq, Skincare, Frank Ocean, Frank, Retinol Frank

Twitter Has A Lot To Say About Frank Ocean's Skin-Care Routine

Many people know Frank Ocean for his lyrical genius and his entertaining Instagram page. (I mean, clips of Brad Pitt breaking it down on the dance floor? Epic!) But apparently Ocean has a whole other area of expertise: skin care. For GQ's latest cover story, the music artist spilled the details on his skin regimen and explained how men need to do better when it comes to their nighttime routines. Sure, he also touched on politics and music in his interview, but there's something extra special ab...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ocean, Pharrell, Brad Pitt, Gq, Lindsay Lohan, Michael, Frank Ocean, Ben Dean, While Ocean

Hollywood's Bleach-Blonde Bro Club Just Gained Another Member

Just when you thought getting an appointment with your colorist was complicated enough (with everyone going blonde nowadays), there's a new client base starting to book time under the bleach bowl. We're talking about dudes. Yep, the streets of L.A. are starting to resemble Eminem's performance of The Real Slim Shady at the 2000 MTV VMAs. A look well worn by stars like Frank Ocean and trademarked on classic movie characters like Draco Malfoy is now being embraced by more and more male celebritie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, Ariana Grande, Eminem, San Diego, Zac Efron, Lindsay Lohan, Pete Davidson, Miguel Layun, Halsey, Javier Hernandez, Frank Ocean, Brown, Efron, Malik

Frank Ocean Talks Music, Politics, Skin Care in Rare Interview

Since he first emerged as a member of the Odd Future collective around the beginning of this decade, Frank Ocean has managed to build an admirable arms-length relationship with fame, releasing music, touring and communicating only when and how he wants to. He’s even used that relationship as its own form of performance art: In […]
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Frank Ocean Covers ‘GQ’, Talks Instagram, Activism & More

Frank Ocean is the cover star of GQ Magazine’s February issue. The Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter is interviewed by his Blonded Radio co-hosts, Vegyn and Emmett Cruddas, via phone last month. Frank discusses the decision to make his Instagram public, covering songs like Aaliyah’s “At Your Best…” and Aubrey Hepburn’s “Moon River,” moving to New York City, finding inspiration over the past year through photography, and using his influence to get people to vote during midterms by incenti...
Tags: Quotes, Photos, Instagram, Interviews, New York City, Jazz, Aaliyah, Coldplay, Frank Ocean, Frank, Travis Scott, GQ Magazine, Aubrey Hepburn, Alasdair McLellan, Frank Ocean Responds, Vegyn

Frank Ocean Talks Skincare, MSNBC In Rare Interview

Frank Ocean almost never does press. For an artist as high-profile as he is, Ocean is extremely private, and when he's not making music, he really only communicates with the public via his newly-public Instagram and his Apple Music radio show. So it's news that Ocean is on the cover of GQ's February … More »
Tags: Music, News, Instagram, Ocean, Frank Ocean, Frank Ocean Talks Skincare MSNBC

Best of CH 2018: Listen Up

From synthpop to indie, disco-inflected bops and more, our favorite songs of the year Each day, our editorial team listens to new music and shares favorites in the Listen Up section. Be it synth-pop, indie, experimental or beyond, the discoveries are always powerful. This year provided plenty of ammo—from the ferocious to the poetic, political and personal, delicate tunes, bops and more. While some artists represented …
Tags: Music, Design, Experimental, Pop, Indie, St Vincent, Andre 3000, Janelle Monae, Listenup, Frank Ocean, Robyn, Empress Of, Dreampop, Synthpop, Serpentwithfeet, Lonnie Holley

Rose Parade 2019: Meet a perfectly composed Royal Court

Thoughtfully join together a set of uniquely different notes and you can create a wonderful melody — and so it is with the seven young ladies of the 2019 Royal Court. Each uniquely accomplished in their own lives, together they bring smiles everywhere they go, and their actions and words inspire young and old alike. The Court — six princesses and the Rose Queen — represent their community as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses and Pasadena during their reign. Starting soon after they were sel...
Tags: New York, Russia, India, Court, Sport, Syria, Ukraine, Stars, Soccer, Alicia Keys, Jesus, Pasadena, Local News, Neil Diamond, Diwali, Frank Ocean

The 30 Best New Musical Artists of 2018

Amnesia Scanner Amnesia Scanner is the experimental electronic duo of Ville Haimala and Martti Kalliala. Created in late 2013, the group is not exactly new, but they have remained somewhat unrecognizable and wholly inaccessible until this year. As they used to refuse interviews and released several unannounced, unexplained EP's and mixtapes, Amnesia Scanner floated around as illegible codes for devoted listeners to decipher. Every track title was prefaced by "AS", and each music video reg...
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, UK, England, New York, London, Beyonce, Virginia, Milwaukee, India, Alabama, Los Angeles, Wes, Canada, Brooklyn

Ansel Elgort Went White-Hot Blonde For Winter

Just when you thought getting an appointment with your colorist was complicated enough (with everyone going blonde nowadays), there's a new client base starting to book time under the bleach bowl. We're talking about dudes. Yep, the streets of L.A. are starting to resemble Eminem's performance of The Real Slim Shady at the 2000 MTV VMAs. A look well worn by stars like Frank Ocean and trademarked on classic movie characters like Draco Malfoy is now being embraced by more and more male celebritie...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Ansel Elgort, Mexico, Ariana Grande, Eminem, San Diego, Pete Davidson, Miguel Layun, Halsey, Javier Hernandez, Frank Ocean, Brown, Malik, Davidson, MTV VMAs

Resurfaced tweets out T-Pain as — drumroll, please — as a gay ally!

Turns out not every old tweet is problematic.
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Hip-hop, Rappers, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Frank Ocean, Ally, Rapper

Decoded: Instagram’s Latest Trends, Secret Menus

Here we look at how the Facebook-owned social media platform powerhouse that is Instagram is dominating a transforming the music industry's social media landscape, and some of the statistics, trends, and hidden tricks through which it's doing it. _________________________ Guest post from AWAL Decoded dismantles big topics into manageable insights for artists & teams.   The sheer scale of Facebook’s owned-and-operated crown jewel makes it a vital endpoint in the content race—an ins...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Instagram, Marketing, US, Social Media, Bbc, Ocean, Guest Post, Nice, Tumblr, Frank Ocean, Anderson Paak, AP Rocky, Paak, Awal

Laura Adamczyk's Playlist for Her Story Collection "Hardly Children"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Laura Adamczyk's story collection Hardly Children is a haunting and auspicious debut from a writer to watch. The New York Times wrote of the book: "The stories are achingly open t...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Neil Young, David, The New York Times, Prince, Joe Cocker, Frank Ocean, Electric Light Orchestra, Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Chicago Tribune, Champaign, Angel Olsen, Frank Black

11 Musicians You Didn't Know Were Independent

Conventional wisdom is that an artist has to be on a major label to have major success in the music industry. But these 11 top artists are proving that the major label paradigm has shifted, Indie is in.  Some have left major labels; but most have always been strictly independent, either with an indie label or D.I.,Y. with a team of their choice. 1. Frank Ocean 2. Chance The Rapper 3. Iggy Azalea 4. Cody Simpson 5. Nipsey Hussle 6. Noname 7. The Gold Setti...
Tags: Music, Cody Simpson, Iggy Azalea, Nipsey Hussle, Frank Ocean, Bruce Houghton, Joey Bada, Hanson, Noname, Jane Weaver

Frank Ocean Made His Instagram Account Public

Frank Ocean continues to be one of the most elusive figures in pop music today, but things are looking up: the Blonde hitmaker has made his much-hyped personal Instagram account public. To mark the occasion, Ocean posted a shirtless mirror selfie simply caption with the word “Welcome.” … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ocean, Frank Ocean

Q&A With Rising Hip Hop Group UFO Empire

Hey UFO Empire! We appreciate and love your true authenticity to the underground Hip Hop culture, especially holding it down Orlando!  Please tell us how many years have you guys been making music? What part of Orlando are you guys from?  Most importantly, where does the group name UFO Empire come from? First we’d like to start by thanking UGHH and everyone out there that has listened to SIGNS EP for the support and love. The response to the project has been overwhelming and we’re excited that...
Tags: Australia, Germany, Jazz, West Coast, Orlando, Frank Ocean, Trey, Q&A Interviews, Connor Smith, East Coast Hip Hop, UGHH, UFO Empire, Oklahoma Jamaica, Outkast Lil, Wayne Empire of the Sun Missy Aaliyah, Harmony Kings of Leon Temper Trap Tame Impala

Frank Ocean Hits Election Day With Free Merch, Radio Show (Listen)

Frank Ocean hit Election Day 2018 hard, with a surprise episode of his Beats 1 show Blonded Radio and a round of pop-up shops in four cities to give away free merchandise to people who present evidence that they voted. A flyer posted on his Tumblr account reads, “Bring proof (a photo of you at the ballot) […]
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Frank Ocean Giving Away Free Merch To Voters

Frank Ocean has announced that pop-up shops in select cities will be giving away free merchandise to voters today. "Bring proof (a photo of you at the ballot) that you voted to any of the locations below and get some free merch. Because God bless America," a flyer posted to his Tumblr reads. More »
Tags: Music, News, America, Frank Ocean

These Self-Help Books Will Fix Your Life

As great as self-help books can be, they sometimes have a reputation for being cheesy, overly earnest, or unrealistically optimistic.While they may not contain the "key to happiness " or fulfill any particularly lofty promises, they can, at the very least, help to normalize what you're feeling or experiencing, says Marcia Norman, PsyD, a clinical psychologist in Winter Park, FL. In the same way that you might listen to a sad song or watch a tearjerker movie when you're feeling down, reading a s...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Norman, Oprah, Frank Ocean, Susan Cain, Gretchen Rubin, Barnes Noble, Marianne Williamson, Melissa Dahl, Cringeworthy, Megan Mcardle, Heather Havrilesky, Karamo Brown, Amazon Who

Col3trane – “Tyler” Video

Col3trane is a London teen making pop-leaning R&B. His recent single "Tyler," the closing track on his EP-length Boot mixtape, reminds me of early Frank Ocean, which is apparently a comparison he gets a lot. Col3trane is a bit slicker than that, though; there's a touch of Ocean's one-time rival Miguel … More »
Tags: Video, Music, London, Ocean, Miguel, Frank Ocean, Col3trane, Felix Brady

Concert Review: Childish Gambino Mesmerizes at Madison Square Garden (Watch)

Many concerts are great. But far more rare are the really special ones — Frank Ocean’s 2017 dates, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” tour, Kanye West’s “Pablo” jaunt with the “flying stage” come to mind — that even those who attend dozens of shows a year experience only occasionally. The shows where an artist is at a certain […]
Tags: Reviews, Beyonce, News, Kanye West, Frank Ocean, Donald Glover, Childish Gambino, Madison Square Garden Watch

Frank Ocean Addresses Rumored Beef With Travis Scott

Personally, I think Frank Ocean's part on Travis Scott's "Carousel" sounds amazing, but yesterday it looked like Ocean felt otherwise. Reporting that Ocean's lawyers sent Scott a cease-and-desist letter that over the Astroworld track, TMZ indicated that Ocean was angry Scott had manipulated his vocals and was seeking to get them removed … More »
Tags: Music, News, Ocean, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Scott

Frank Ocean Responds to Cease and Desist Report Over Travis Scott’s “Carousel”

A news report broke on Friday (Sept. 14) that Frank Ocean was suing Travis Scott over his vocals on their ASTROWORLD collaboration, “Carousel.” TMZ reported that the Grammy Award-winning singer’s legal team filed a cease and desist to remove him off the song. Ocean apparently did not approve of the way his vocals were used. The story also said that Scott allegedly had no plans to remove Ocean from the record. Hours after that news surfaced online, Frank Ocean took to his Tumblr page to releas...
Tags: Ocean, Jazz, Houston, Music News, Frank Ocean, Frank, Travis Scott, Scott, Amanda Lepore, Frank Ocean Responds

Frank Ocean Reportedly Takes Legal Action Against Travis Scott Over Astroworld

Travis Scott's massively popular Astroworld is a strange, gooey soup of an album. Individual songs switch up multiple times, as if every track is really two or three tracks mashed together. Voices, some of them belonging to very famous people, drop in and out without a whole lot of observable logic. Sounds mutate. More »
Tags: Music, Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Where's The Beef, Astroworld