Frank Ocean

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Queer sounds: our writers on their favourite LGBTQ+ songs
For Pride month, Guardian writers have singled out their favourite LGBTQ+ songs, from Pet Shop Boys to Frank Ocean

Shaad D'Souza, Veronica Esposito, Owen Myers, Benjamin Lee, Jim Farber, Michael Cragg, Laura Snapes and Rob LeDonne

07, Jun, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Injured Frank Ocean cancels second Coachella performance after ‘chaotic’ first show
Singer says first performance ‘isn’t what I intended’ following leg fracture and sprain, with reports of an ice rink stage being dismantled hours before

Sian Cain

20, Apr, 2023 @1:12 AM

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Frank Ocean at Coachella review – a rollercoaster ending in disappointment
The elusive singer made his headliner debut at the desert festival but delivered an awkward set of some high highs but very low lows

Adrian Horton

17, Apr, 2023 @1:49 PM

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Coachella 2023: global superstars and long-awaited returns in the desert
Bad Bunny, Blackpink and Frank Ocean will headline North America’s largest music festival, which returns this weekend in Indio, California

Adrian Horton

13, Apr, 2023 @12:10 PM

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Pharrell Williams’s 30 greatest songs – ranked!
It’s 20 years since his band NERD released their debut album – but the rapper-producer-singer-songwriter has been responsible for an avalanche of hits. As he and co-pilot Chad Hugo get inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, we count down Williams’s 30 greatest bangers

Alexis Petridis

10, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Billie, Lorde, Lizzo: has being a female pop star in 2021 become unbearable?
New releases by three pop icons reveal their extreme attempts to protect themselves from the damage caused by fame. Pop stardom has never seemed less aspirational

Laura Snapes

20, Aug, 2021 @3:20 PM

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‘My hope is to make things that last’ – Frank Ocean announces fashion range
The collection will feature 25 pieces of high-end jewellery including silk scarves

Priya Elan

09, Aug, 2021 @4:11 PM

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Boris Johnson stopped me getting fit – but he couldn’t come between me and my guitar
I’m still no Jimi Hendrix, but after a year’s solid practice I have just about mastered one R&B track

Nish Kumar

30, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Drake calls for Grammys to be replaced after snubbing Black artists
Singer’s demand follows absence of the Weeknd in all categories of the 2021 awards despite huge success this year and dismay at exclusion of Lil Uzi Vert

Laura Snapes

26, Nov, 2020 @1:19 PM

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Musical notes: how is pop music changing during the pandemic?
In our monthly column, our critics ponder how are listening tastes are changing – and how pop might adapt to a strange new world

Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Alexis Petridis and Laura Snapes

14, Apr, 2020 @4:25 PM

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You'll Never Walk Alone and Locked Up top chart of popular quarantine music
Listeners are flocking to hear tracks such as Don’t Stand So Close to Me and Everybody Hurts as the coronavirus crisis deepens

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Mar, 2020 @2:36 PM

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Leave Rihanna alone! A manifesto for healthier pop fandom in the 2020s
Fans play the music industry’s tune by demanding stars release new product on schedule. Instead, we should love what we have and give artists creative headroom

Aimee Cliff

15, Jan, 2020 @11:48 AM

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