Celebrity Yearbook of 2012

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  • Frank Ocean, Best of 2012
  • Kevin Hart, Best of 2012
  • Karrueche Tran, Best of 2012
  • Beyonce, Jay-Z, Blue Ivy Carter, Best of 2012
  • Rihanna, Best of 2012
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, Best of 2012
  • Rashida Jones
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, Best of 2012
  • Boris Kodjoe, Nicole Ari Parker
  • Idris Elba, Best of 2012
  • Kerry Washington, Best of 2012
  • Will Smith, Jada Pinkett-Smith, Best of 2012
  • Jennifer Hudson, Best of 2012
  • Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, Best of 2012

Brightest New Talent: Frank Ocean

It's no secret that Hollywood is like high school, so as 2012 winds down we're taking stock of which celebs stood out this year.

While music industry insiders have known about Ocean's talent for some time, he became a household name this year with the release of his brilliant debut album channel ORANGE. But the deft lyricism of his chart-topping disc doesn't compare to the poetry of the open letter he penned to fans and colleagues, coming out about his sexuality.

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