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Frank Ocean: Grammys 2013 Performance - WATCH NOW!

Frank Ocean: Grammys 2013 Performance - WATCH NOW!

Frank Ocean keeps it bright while performing his hit song “Forrest Gump” onstage at the 2013 Grammy Awards at Staples Center on Sunday (February 10) in Los Angeles.

Earlier in the night, the 25-year-old singer won a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album for his album Channel Orange and another one for his collaboration with Jay-Z on “No Church in the Wild”.

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Frank was also nominated for Record of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best New Artist.


Frank Ocean – Grammys 2013 Performance

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  • ya

    He should have won album of the year!

  • leo

    Worst performance of the night. I was expecting something special, considering all the hype around him. Just another studio artist with no stage presence and live vocal ability.

  • chelsea

    this was not his best. he was off key during most of the performance

  • Shelbyz

    That was absolutely awful and out of tune. He has to be embarrassed.

  • liz

    that was horrible. even worse than the other two black dudes dressed in black and white zig zag jackets that tried to do a duet and failed miserably.

  • Wrong

    @leo:

    Incorrect. Watch other performances, he evidently had a bad night.

  • I have to agree

    I have never hearx any of this dudes or really any of these new so-called artist music. However, I flipped on and saw this screen of the folks running and checked it out. WAS THIS DUDE REALLY SINGING A FREAKING SONG ABOUT “FORREST GUMP!” Geez, I’d rather seen a billy goat singing “baaah” than the travesty I just witnessed.

  • Clarabella

    Forrest Gump???????LOL!!!

  • Clarabella

    The Grammy Memoriam was more entertaining.

  • Rae

    What in the heck was that!? I’ve been to school performances where a 6 year old sang better than that.

  • SammiPage

    This was really bad, maybe he had stage fright. He won an award , but he was bad at singing live

  • jujubu

    wow, AMAZING live voice…. NOT. dreadfully out of tune. curious what that song sounds like recorded.

  • PrinceFluffBall

    @Wrong: You cannot call singing off key the entire song a “bad night”, singing off key 2 or 3 times is a bad night but i dont think he is a very good singer anyway, other performances ive seen him do hes been off key.

  • Sarah

    He was horribly off key. Stupid song. The whistling at the end…Really???

  • Jowl@aol.com

    If I didn’t know this was the Grammys, I would have guessed it was an SNK skit lampooning how dumb black music is now. Forrest Gump??? blah aha

    This guy was soooooooo hyped.

  • KissThis

    Watched this and thought ‘did he really just say forrest gump or are my ears going funky?’ Creative song I suppose. I think he was pretty nervous up there, as any normal person would be. Sounds to me like nerves and a lack of confidence in his voice.

  • the_boyfriend

    wasn’t his best performance, i was hoping he’d do Pyramids.
    he’s got loads of talent, glad he won the award that he was up against that thing, Chris Brown.
    he should of got Album of the Year as well, it’s better than Mumfords.

  • Not impressed

    Frank Ocean is obviously a terrible singer. That was 2 minutes of my life (Thank God I muted it after the first few notes or I would have felt worse) that I can never get back. If anyone can compare him favorably to Chris Brown, they need hearing aids. Whatever one may say, Chris is a better singer (no one has ever heard him sing off key), better dancer, better songwriter and just better all around performer. In fact, comparing them as artists is an insult to Chris Brown and my eardrums. One may be greatly offended by Chris’s one instance of domestic violence FOUR YEARS AGO, but his talent cannot be denied. I just pray that Chris is able to control his emotions sufficiently to enhance his career.

  • Koko

    I’ve heard better artists in a subway car. Can’t wait for this guy to disappear no singing talent and awful lyricist.

  • trin

    the original way he sings this song is better and for the ignorant people its not about forest gump if you listen deeper its really about his first love that was a man smh

  • bobby ray

    some people can’t really interpret a song and listen! gotta appreciate true talent and the way they sing

  • thebe

    the music video is going to be like the performance! saw him filming it

  • wtf

    Another clown at the Grammys. I would of died of laughter if he sang ‘pyramids’ this moron thinks ancient egyptians were black. LOL. too damn funny

  • Shaun Roberts

    @wtf: thats because they were…

  • [~Fug Face Man!ston~]

    Is he supposed to be a good singer?

  • Lolita

    @wtf: they were you f f u c k i n g idiot

  • http://Girlscout Girlscout

    Not Hating, just wondering was he have it BAD for Forest Gump? I know he’s gay but Forest Gump is a fictional character!!!!

  • Deedubbya

    This is one Ocean I could not run far enough away from, that was terrible

  • Mickey Mouse

    And that’s why this lame man is trying to get attention from fights with Chris Brown … pitty that a lot of people believed him.

  • Saana

    well they were brown really,no? they had a mixed ancestry (then again thts same as black in the US it seems)..while Nubians (indigenous Africans with a great civilization described in Ancient Egypt as having very dark skin ,u knw to anyone doubting tht )settled first loads of other ppl came afterwards including Canaanites,”black”slaves (dnt really know exact ethnic group or whatever)..anyway, i thought he just used Cleopatra to convey the message of the song ,smething about downfall etc..a great one too :)

  • Saana

    @Girlscout: @Lolita:
    well they were brown really,no? they had a mixed ancestry (then again thts same as black in the US it seems)..while Nubians (indigenous Africans with a great civilization described in Ancient Egypt as having very dark skin ,u knw to anyone doubting tht )settled first loads of other ppl came afterwards including Canaanites,”black”slaves (dnt really know exact ethnic group or whatever)..anyway, i thought he just used Cleopatra to convey the message of the song ,smething about downfall etc..a great one too :)

  • mattjones

    anyone that thought this was bad, I really want you to go on stage at the grammys and perform. I’m so proud that Frank and the rest of Odd Future have gotten so far. They used to sing and rap about the grammys, and now they got there. CONGRATS!

  • Joe Daddy

    Worst song ever.. WTF>> not even close to a real song “Forest Gump” Really.. could not stop laughing at how horrible this song and performance was.. OMG you call this CRAP Music.. You have GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!! SHOULD HAVE WON – STUPID SONG OF THE YEAR>>

  • Joe Daddy

    @bobby ray:

    No we don’t.. nothing there to appreciate..

  • Delonte

    Are people completely high? THAT WAS THE WORST, OUTI-OF-TUNE, AWFUL PERFORMANCE OF THE SINGLE DUMBEST SONG I’VE EVER HEARD.

    I don’t care what color or age you are. THAT WAS COMPLETELY HORRIBLE. Was he jokin’ us? Props is so. And the laff is on you suckas who are convincing yourself that was actually good in any way.

  • http://www.twitter.com/LibraDeFrank khadijah

    So, as im seeing there is a lot of haters on here. AWKS , the hating is mostly Coming from ignorant people that don’t understand the song. I personally believe this was an amazing performance.. <3 #Beautiful

  • Max

    He was utterly pathetic. This guy would not have made it passed the first round of American Idol. Only in America, we could have a guy who can’t sing, singing a song named “Forrest Gump”. Incredible. If it wasn’t for autotune, he would not have been able to pull anything off. I don’t care what the song is about. It plainly sucks and he can’t sing. Period.

  • Max

    @khadijah:

    Tone def?

  • vic esposito

    Off key, dreadful lyrics and a horrible all around performance. Was waiting to find out what all the hype was about this guy……huge let down. Won’t be disappointed if I never hear him again.

  • Andrew

    @Koko: You are a joke. Obviously have no idea what lyrical ability actually is.

  • Mike

    Don’t really know his music but that was bad. Sounded like a guy trying to sing gospel by doing a lot of note variations. And a slow song with little more than a few piano chords about Forrest Gump? Really?

  • http://Erica_east_coast Me

    @Not impressed: okay so he has one bad performance so he sucks ? Um no if you watch his other performances he is talented and has a great live voice . And it can’t be easy opening up and singing about a guy . Chris Brown is nothing compared to Frank Ocean . Period .

  • http://xoxo_jcg .

    Those of you that are leaving negative comments and haven’t seen any performances of his except this one, stop being stupid . The song has a deeper meaning but idiots like you can’t figure it out. Not saying the performance was good. Probably the worst performance I’ve ever seen him do . I’ve never heard him like this and I know he can do much better .

  • tanner l

    @leo: haha you sound so ignorant. Watch him sing Thinkin Bout You on SNL.. you will never question his live vocal ability again. Just hush with your ignorance. Same goes to all who want to judge him off of one performance.

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