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Pop music still lacks a gay breakout star
Pop music still lacks a gay breakout star

Frank Ocean made a bold, career-defining decision ahead of his 2012 debut album. Before "Channel Orange" was released, the R&B singer silenced the growing speculation about his sexual orientation. In a poignant letter, posted on Tumblr and initially intended as the album's liner notes, he sweetly detailed falling in love with a man, something he sang about on the album. It was a groundbreaking move for an artist in R&B and hip-hop, genres long riddled with unbridled homophobia. "I don't know what happens now, and that's alrite," he wrote. "I don't have any secrets I need kept anymore." What happened? He became a critic's...

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