Breakout Music Stars of 2012

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  • Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Meek Mill
  • Frank Ocean
  • Rita Ora
  • Azealia Banks
  • French Montana
  • 2 Chainz
  • Future
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Meek Mill
  • Elle Varner
  • Chief Keef

Frank Ocean

If you happen to live under a rock you might've missed Frank Ocean's infamous tumblr letter, but it's impossible to have missed his smash singles "Thinkin Bout You" "Pyramids" and "Forest Gump." Mr. Ocean's critically acclaimed album Channel Orange debuted at No. 2 on Billboard charts. Not bad at all for a skateboarding crooner...sweet baby Jesus. (Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

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