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New Music: Frank Ocean – ‘Memrise’

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While we wait on a new Frank Ocean album, the Grammy-winning singer quietly released a new song on his Tumblr page in the early hours of Friday morning. On the two-minute track “Memrise,” Ocean strips things all the way down as he sings about a lover.

“I memorized the wayward expressions / Never look down / Never let you see me down / I memorized the way no directions / Can I come over now / I’d like to stay a little while / I memorized your body exposed / I could fuck you all night long / From a memory alone.”

Earlier this year, he fired his management and publicist and hired Three Six Zero, who manages Calvin Harris, Deadmau5, and Kate Nash.

He has reportedly enlisted Hit-Boy and Rodney Jerkins for the follow-up to 2012′s channel ORANGE, along with frequent collaborators Happy Perez, Charlie Gambetta, and Kevin Ristro.

Not much else is known about the album, but director Nabil Elderkin said earlier this year that it “blows the sophomore-album myth out of the water.”

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Frank Ocean Hires New Management

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Frank Ocean has been quietly recording his new album, but first he’s making some changes behind the scenes. The R&B crooner has hired new management.

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Frank Ocean Fires Manager and Publicist

Frank Ocean

Frank Ocean is cleaning house. The Grammy-winning singer has fired his longtime manager and publicist as he gears up for his new album.

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Frank Ocean Performs at Met Gala

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Fashion’s elite packed the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Costume Institute Gala on Monday. As superstars including Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, David Beckham, and Kanye West looked on, Frank Ocean entertained the well-dressed crowd.

Clad in a black-and-white Givenchy tux, the dapper crooner performed the appropriately-titled “Super Rich Kids” and his Django soundtrack outtake “Wise Man,” accompanied by an all-female orchestra.

“The performance was so amazing last night!” tweeted his mother Katonya, who he brought as his date. “The room, the orchestra, the VOICE! Amazing. Just amazing.”

See Frank perform for the glitterati underneath the chandeliers.

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Met Gala 2014: Beyoncé & Jay Z, Rihanna, Kanye West & Kim Kardashian, Frank Ocean, Rita Ora, Solange

Jay Z and Beyoncé

From Frank Ocean to Rihanna, the stars dressed up and showed out at the 2014 Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on Monday. This year’s dress code was white tie, inspired by British fashion designer Charles James known as “America’s First Couturier.”

Before they walk down the aisle this month, Vogue cover stars Kanye West and Kim Kardashian walked the red carpet in Lanvin.

“On the Run” couple Jay Z and Beyoncé got decked out in Givenchy and held hands as they made their royal entrance.

Rihanna wowed in a white midriff-baring Stella McCartney show-stopper with her hair pinned up.

Performer Frank Ocean was dapper in a white tuxedo, Solange traded her natural hair for a short bob and a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress, Rita Ora was a golden goddess in Donna Karan Atelier, and Janelle Monáe electrified in Tadashi Shoji.

Givenchy muse Erykah Badu rocked the carpet in a top hat and white coat, while fashion killas A$AP Rocky and Chanel Iman cozied up in couture.

See all the glamorous looks from fashion’s biggest night below.

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Frank Ocean, Pharrell Attend TIME 100 Gala

Katonya and Frank Ocean

Musicians, politicians, athletes, and activists gathered under one roof to celebrate TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. While cover star Beyoncé was a no show, Pharrell Williams and Frank Ocean did attend the black-tie gala held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on Tuesday.

With his wife Helen Lasichanh by his side, Pharrell rocked jeans, a short blazer, adidas Stan Smiths, and a Mickey Mouse Band-Aid on his chain. He mingled with fellow honoree Carrie Underwood and had the crowd on its feet with his hits including “Happy” and “Get Lucky.”

Frank Ocean, who was honored by the magazine last year, took a break from recording his sophomore album and hit the red carpet in a suit and Vans sneakers, with his mother Katonya as his date.

“Night out with my handsome son! What an incredible group of people tonight!” tweeted Katonya.

The 2014 list of honorees also includes Miley Cyrus, President Obama, Serena Williams, Kerry Washington, and more.

See more photos from the star-studded evening below.

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Frank Ocean Hits the Studio to Work on Sophomore Album

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With his Chipotle lawsuit behind him, Frank Ocean has been hard at work on his sophomore album. Since deleting his Twitter and Instagram accounts, the reclusive singer has shared little about the follow-up to his 2012 Grammy-winning album channel ORANGE. But in the late hours of Monday, he posted a photo of himself on Tumblr, reassuring fans that a new album is on the way.

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