Artists Like Frank Ocean (similar music you're guaranteed to love!)

15 Artists Like Frank Ocean (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)

Frank Ocean is an American singer/songwriter and rapper born in Long Beach, California. He has won 2 Grammy Awards and a Brit Award for International Male Solo Artist among many other accolades. 

If you are a fan of Frank Ocean and are looking to widen your music library, keep reading. We have found 15 artists like Frank Ocean we’re sure you’re going to love.

Tyler, The Creator

Tyler Gregory Okonma, better known as Tyler, The Creator is an American rapper and record producer and one of the founding members of the music collective Odd Future. Probably best known for his single “Yonkers”, Tyler has released 6 studio albums and 1 mixtape.

Childish Gambino

Donald McKinley Glover Jr., better known as Childish Gambino is an American actor, rapper, singer/songwriter, comedian, producer and director. He has released 4 studio albums and appeared in numerous films including; “The Lazarus Effect”, “Magic Mike XXL” and “The Martian”.

Kanye West 

Kanye West is an American rapper, record producer and fashion designer. He has won 24 Grammy Awards, 3 Brit Awards for Best International Male Solo Artist and the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award among many others. He has released 11 studio albums and 3 collaborative albums and appeared in several films.

Earl Sweatshirt

Thebe Neruda Kgositsile, better known as Earl Sweatshirt is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer. He was originally known as Sly Tendencies when he started rapping in 2008 but changed his name when Tyler, The Creator invited him to join the collective Odd Future in 2009. He has released 4 studio albums so far and appeared on several TV shows.

SZA

Solána Imani Rowe, better known as SZA is an American R&B singer born in St. Louis, Missouri. After the release of her debut album “Ctrl” which debuted at number 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, she was featured on the Maroon 5 song “What Lovers Do”. She has also collaborated with many artists including Kendrick Lamar and Summer Walker.

Solange

Solange Piaget Knowles is the younger sister of Beyoncé Knowles, and is an American singer/songwriter, performance artist and actress. She has released 4 studio albums and appeared in 3 films and several TV shows.

The Weeknd

Abel Makkonen Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd is a Canadian singer/songwriter, actor and record producer from Toronto, Ontario. When first starting out he released 3 mixtapes which caught the attention of Drake who asked him to open for him. He also contributed to 4 songs on Drake’s 2nd album “Take Care”.

Drake

Aubrey Drake Graham is a Canadian rapper, singer and actor born in Toronto, Ontario. His 4th album was at number 1 for a total of 13 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts. He has released 7 studio albums and has appeared in several films and numerous TV shows.

Miguel

Miguel Jontel Pimentel is an American singer/songwriter and actor raised in San Pedro, California. He has released 4 studio albums and appeared in several films and TV shows.

Sampha

Sampha Lahai Sisay is an English singer/songwriter, musician and record producer from Morden, South London. He has collaborated with many famous artists including; Drake, Solange and Kanye West.

The Internet

The Internet is an American band from Los Angeles, California. Their music is a mix of hip hop, funk, R&B, jazz and electronic dance music. They have released 4 studio albums and 3 EPs. 

Kevin Garrett

Kevin Garrett is an American singer/songwriter, musician and producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania based in Brooklyn, New York. He has released 1 studio album and 3 EPs and was nominated for a Grammy Award for his work on Beyoncé’s album “Lemonade”.

Anderson .Paak

Brandon Paak Anderson, better known as Anderson .Paak is an American singer/songwriter, rapper, record producer and drummer from Oxnard, California. He has released 4 studio albums and 2 collaborative albums and in 2021 he formed a band with Bruno Mars called Silk Sonic and released an album called “An Evening With Silk Sonic”.

Armi Millare

Armi Olbes Millare is a Filipino singer/songwriter and musician best known as the lead vocalist/keyboardist of the alternative rock band Up Dharma Down. Armi left the band in late 2021 to continue as a solo artist. She has released 4 studio albums with Up Dharma Down and numerous solo tracks including a cover of the Tears For Fears track “Mad World”.

Noname

Fatimah Nyeema Warner, better known as Noname is an American singer/songwriter, rapper, record producer, poet and activist from Chicago, Illinois. She is also part of the trio Ghetto Sage along with Smino and Saba. She has released 1 solo studio album, 1 mixtape and several singles.

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