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Frank Ocean in Hollywood

5 January 2012 Last updated at 07:20 GMT

Californian-born Frank Ocean has taken second place in the BBC's Sound of 2012 list, which aims to highlight the most promising new music for the year ahead.

The singer-songwriter is based in Los Angeles but spent most of his childhood in New Orleans - where he has developed a fan base.

BBC News caught up with the singer in Hollywood.