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Macklemore backs Frank Ocean for Grammy Awards win

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Macklemore has predicted that Frank Ocean will win 'Album of the Year' at this Sunday's (February 10) Grammy Awards.

Ocean's Channel Orange is pitted in the prestigious category against The Black Keys' El Camino, fun.'s Some Nights, Mumford & Sons' Babel and Jack White's Blunderbuss.

Macklemore

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Macklemore

Frank Ocean

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Frank Ocean



'Thrift Shop' rapper Macklemore weighed in on this weekend's Grammy Awards in an interview with MTV, where he suggested that Channel Orange is the most logical choice to win the Grammys' top prize.

"I'mma go with Frank Ocean," Macklemore declared. "I just think he's ahead of our time, in terms of how free he is as an artist, and he created an album that's cohesive yet pushing the boundaries."

He added: "[Frank is] himself. You get that by listening to the music. It's different. I'm a fan."

Ocean is expected to be in attendance and perform during the Grammy Awards on Sunday.

He joked about his upcoming Grammys appearance following his highly publicised scuffle with Chris Brown two weeks ago by quipping that a hand injury could affect his performance.

Frank Ocean at the MTV Video Music Awards

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Frank Ocean performs at the MTV Video Music Awards



The 'Thinkin Bout You' singer is nominated for six awards in all, including 'Record of the Year', 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Urban Contemporary Album'.

Rihanna, Carrie Underwood, Alicia Keys and Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, The Black Keys, Sir Elton John and Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Jack White are also slated to perform.

CBS airs the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday at 8/7c.

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