According to TMZ, Frank Ocean‘s request to formally change his name was granted today in Los Angeles. Once officially known by his birth name, Christopher Edwin Breaux, Frank will now be addressed as… Frank Ocean — as in, his stage name. Well, he’s nothing if not straightforward. Happy (new) nameday, Frank Ocean.
Boys Don’t Cry, Ocean’s follow-up to SPIN’s 2012 album of the year, Channel Orange, is expected in July.