Singer Frank Ocean won two Grammys at
the 55th annual Grammy Awards.
The 25-year-old Ocean, a member of the
Odd Future collective, was nominated in six categories.
Ocean won Best Urban Contemporary Album
(Channel Orange) and shared in the rap/sung collaboration
award for Jay-Z and Kanye West's No Church in the Wild.
But he lost out to Mumford & Sons
for album of the year, to Fun. for best new artist and to Gotye for song
of the year.
“So I hear it's a bit more, the way
you disarm audiences is by imagining 'em naked but I don't want to do
that. I want to look at you as kids in tuxedos and being fancy and
stuff like that,” Ocean said in accepting his award for Channel
Near the end of the show, Ocean
performed the single Forrest Gump.
Before the release of Channel
Orange, Ocean penned a blog post in which he acknowledged that
falling in love with a man was a major theme of the album, making him
the first mainstream hip-hop artist to come out bisexual.