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Frank Ocean is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and photographer from Louisiana. He has received recognition for his idiosyncratic musical style, introspective and elliptical songwriting, unconventional production techniques, and wide vocal range. Music critics have credited him with revitalizing R&B, with his distinctive sound and style influencing numerous artists of various music genres. Ocean began his musical career as a ghostwriter, prior to joining the hip hop collective Odd Future in 2010. In 2011, Ocean released his critically successful debut mixtape Nostalgia, Ultra. Ocean subsequently secured a recording contract with Def Jam Recordings in 2012. Drawing on electro-funk, pop-soul, jazz-funk, psychedelic music, Ocean's debut studio album Channel Orange received universal acclaim from critics, topping the American Pazz & Jop poll and the British HMV Poll of Polls.