Frank Ocean (US)
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Visionary artist Frank Ocean has earned his place as one of the most celebrated and critically acclaimed acts of this era. The enigmatic artist came back from a four-year musical hiatus last year, when he released the album Endless via livestream on his website and just one day later followed it up with the album Blonde. ‘Blonde’ features exceptional guest spots from the likes of Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, André 3000 and James Blake; and counts production credits from Ocean himself as well as Pharrell Williams, Tyler The Creator and Jamie xx, among others. It was picked as album of the year in 2016 by a number of medias, including Time magazine, with Rolling Stone stating that the record “perfects avant-garde soul” and The Guardian calling it one of the “most intriguing and contrary records ever made.” The two records follow his breakout albums; the grammy-award winning ‘Channel Orange’ and the ‘Nostalgia Ultra’ mixtape.