Frank Ocean to perform at 2012 MTV VMAs, Saturday Night Live | Music News

Any music aficionado who’s caught his live show, or even watched footage online, can agree that Frank Ocean is one of the industry’s best performers. So, it’s no surprise that the Odd Future crooner has been booked to play at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards, which takes place on September 6th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Ocean joins a performing line-up including Rihanna, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Green Day and Pink. The R&B star, who released his debut album, channel ORANGE, to critical acclaim earlier this year, claims three nominations at this year’s VMAs, for Best New Artist, Best Male Video and Best Direction.

As if a gig at MTV’s annual spectacle wasn’t enough, Ocean is also set to perform live on the long-running primetime U.S. television show, Saturday Night Live, on September 15th, helping to kick off its 38th season.