It has been quite a year for Frank Ocean. The Odd Future crooner made huge strides for hip-hop when he came out as bisexual, he released his beloved solo debut, Channel Orange, he performed on Saturday Night Live’s season premiere and at the VMAs and now he’s made AskMen’s Top 49 Men list.
Not only is Ocean on the annual list for the first time, but at number eight, he’s coming in ahead of all other musicians. Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Snoop Lion, Psy and Gotye all made the list as well, but none of them came close to Ocean’s spot. AskMen explained his place on the list with the following blurb:
A few months ago, Frank Ocean publicly announced his bisexuality. It was a gamble, as the world of hip-hop, while undoubtedly trendsetting and trailblazing, is still less than tolerant. But the attention Ocean received for his courageous declaration was turned to his critically acclaimed new album and to his powerful performances on SNL and at the 2012 Video Music Awards.
Take a look at the rest of the list via the link below and pick up the incredible Channel Orange on Def jam now.