Grammys 2014: Lorde, Bruno Mars + You Oughta Know’s Big Wins

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While the robots of Daft Punk, BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z and Taylor-In-Training Kacey Musgraves are out celebrating their wins at tonight’s Grammy Awards, we’re beaming with pride for our very own You Oughta Know family. VH1′s roster of emerging artists past and present were nominated in 17 categories this year, with Lorde and Bruno Mars scooping up big trophies for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, respectively.

Our YOK act from September 2013, 17-year-old Lorde also beat out the likes of Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Sara Bareilles in the Best Pop Solo Performance category–and thanked the aforementioned acts who went from being her inspirations to her peers, with grace. In addition to taking home trophies and winning over new fans with adorably humble acceptance speeches (ahem, Ms. O’Connor), the faces of YOK were all over the Grammy stage. Whether it was Gary Clark Jr. shredding for eternity or a straight-haired Lorde giving her best goth claw, it feels good to say we knew group was something special. Check out how VH1′s YOK alums fared at the 2014 Grammy Awards:

Lorde
2 wins: Song of the Year (“Royals”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Royals”)

Bruno Mars
1 win: Best Pop Vocal Album (Unorthodox Jukebox)

The Civil Wars
1 win: Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“From This Valley”)

Gary Clark Jr.
1 win: Best Traditional R&B Performance (Please Come Home)

Congrats to everyone in our You Oughta Know family on their well-deserved nominations, wins and amazing live performances. Here’s to lots more great music in 2014!

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