Frank Ocean, who has been credited as the first mainstream hip-hop artist to come out bisexual, on Wednesday received six Grammy Awards nominations.

The 25-year-old Ocean, a member of the Odd Future collective, led the nominees for the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which are to be handed out on February 10 in Los Angeles.

Ocean's Channel Orange is vying for Album of the Year and Thinking Bout You was nominated in the Record of the Year category.

Ocean was also nominated in the categories of Best Urban Contemporary Album (Channel Orange), Best Rap/Sung Collaboration (No Church in the Wild) and Best Short Form Music Video (No Church in the Wild).

Ocean is competing against the Alabama Shakes, fun, Hunter Hayes and the Lumineers in the Best New Artist category.

Other openly gay performers nominated for Grammys include Dave Koz for Best Pop Instrumental Album (Live at the Blue Note Tokyo). The Best Spoken Word Album category includes three openly gay nominees: Rachel Maddow (Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power), Ellen DeGeneres (Seriously … I'm Kidding) and Janis Ian (Society's Child: My Autobiography). Openly bisexual Margaret Cho was nominated in the Best Comedy Album category for Cho Dependent: Live in Concert.