Posts By Emily Exton
You aren’t the only one who hasn’t stopped listening to Sam Smith over the last few months. And if you reserve space in your love tank for another adorable, uber-talented Englishman, today is your lucky day.
We’re often surprised by the range of jobs our favorite musicians had before they hit it big. But what about the things stars wish they could do instead of making millions of people happy on a nightly basis? Back in March, You Oughta Know artist Sam Smith told us that if he wasn’t singing professionally, he’d be working as a florist. Naturally this unique piece of information was all we needed to create a DIY-explosion here at VH1 HQ.
In addition to working on her second album, partying at the Cannes Film Festival and dating Calvin Harris, Rita Ora will soon be seen on the big screen. The multi-talented singer scored a role in the highly anticipated film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey, scheduled for release on February 13, 2015. “It was one of the best experiences of my life,” Rita told VH1 of her time on set. This is a woman who’s worked with J.Cole and Sia, so that’s pretty high praise.
Sam Smith is our June You Oughta Know artist, as well as the man responsible for soundtracking your most recent ugly cries. His songs are heartfelt and poignant, and it’s impossible to listen to him without feeling all of the feels. But just because he writes sad songs doesn’t mean the 22-year-old is a downer! In fact, he’s exactly the opposite.
Say hello to VH1’sJune You Oughta Know artist, Sam Smith! At just 22 years old, the English crooner has already performed on Saturday Night Live and hit the Coachella stage, and now he’s prepared to make a big splash in the United States with his debut album, In the Lonely Hour.
Pharrell and Miley Cyrus struck up a unique musical bond that was showcased on the former Disney’s starlet‘s 2013 album, Bangerz. An endorsement from the producer extraordinaire helped Miley’s credibility, allowing her to become more than the girl who twerked all up on Robin Thicke at the VMAs. And she’s returned the favor by lending vocals to Pharrell’s latest solo album, G I R L. Lovers of liner notes and music nerds have probably noticed that Miley’s not listed as a featured artist on “Come Get It Bae,” but that unmistakable drawl is most definitely hers. So what gives?
In honor of this week’s release of Mariah Carey‘s 14th studio album, Me. I Am Mariah… The Elusive Chanteuse, we’re going back to a time when Ms. Mariah was just a (very successful) girl who liked to wear fitted jeans and flirty tanks. Then again, she’s always preferred a nice top that shows off her best assets.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are marrying this weekend somewhere on the planet Earth. We think. Whether it’s a Parisian affair fit for the Carters or a glorious event in Florence, Italy, we know the union between one K and another can only come with some spectacle.
With a history of summertime smashes, we’ve been itching for new music from Nicki Minaj ever since the days started to grow longer. Yes, she made the jump to the big screen in The Other Woman, but Nicki was never going to leave music for good, Barbz.