There was a lot of hype surrounding Frank Ocean going into the 2013 Grammy Awards Sunday night. The R&B artist was nominated for six awards, placing him at the top of a list of contenders who shared the lead with six nominations.
Post music critic Chris Richards picked Ocean to win at least three of the top prizes, including best new artist, album of the year and record of the year.
Ocean was largely shut out of those categories, however, reports The Associated Press:
But Ocean — who was anticipated to win best new artist — won two trophies and was restricted to the urban categories. It was another year the Grammys dissed a rap or R&B artist from the top awards. Last year, West lost in an upset and in 2011 it was Eminem.
Ocean’s official studio debut, “channel ORANGE,” did win best urban contemporary album. He also won best rap/sung collaboration for “No Church In the Wild” with West, Jay-Z and The-Dream.