There was a definite whirlwind Wednesday night and when the dust finally settled, the Odd Future singer/songwriter earned himself six nominations, tying with Fun., Jay-Z, Kanye West and Mumford & Sons for the most nods. In addition to an Album of the Year nod for his major-label debut Channel Orange, Ocean was also recognized in the Best New Artist category and has a shot a winning Record of the Year thanks to his single “Thinkin Bout You.”
“Wow… .., ” Ocean posted on his Tumblr in reaction before adding a: “WTF.”
The usually reserved Frank then posted a surprised emoticon face and then called it a night.
Outside of the studio, Ocean is a man of very few words, but he has a pretty boisterous cheerleading section in his OFWGKTA bandmates. “YELLOW SUIT READY? @frank_ocean MY N—A,” Tyler, the Creator tweeted.
“SICKKKKKK,” added Earl Sweatshirt, who is featured on Ocean’s CO cut “Super Rich Kids.”
“@frank_ocean ALBUM OF THE YEAR NOMINATION IS WELL DESERVED PIMPIN,” wrote Taco.
Now OF are known for being zany and sometimes unhinged, but oddly enough it was the group’s managers Chris and Kelly Clancy who became the most excited on the social networking site. “my heart is beating out of my chest… literally…,” Kelly wrote before sending out a pic on Instagram.
“Album of the f—ing year. Wow. Wow. Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahh ahahahahahahahahahahahahaha,” an elated Chris tweeted before really capturing the emotion of the moment for Frank and his family. “Got the eyes going. Hearing his mom scream through the phone is pretty awesome. So grateful. Wow.”
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