MTV have named Frank Ocean as their ‘Man of the Year’ for 2012.

The network’s mtvU channel has heralded the R&B star who came out as bisexual earlier in the year.

MTV said of the title:

“Ocean has been ‘having a moment’ for almost the whole year. A few of our favorite performance benchmarks include his stirring, stripped-down performance at the VMAs and his debut on Saturday Night Live, which included an assist on guitar from John Mayer. MtvU is proud to shine a spotlight on Frank Ocean, whose boundary-shattering music and commitment to personal expression has touched and inspired millions. He refused to let homophobia stop him, and the cultural impact of his work will echo for years to come.”


Frank Ocean is currently nominated for several Grammy awards, including ‘Album of the year’, ‘Record of the year’ and ‘Best new artist’.