Gavin DeGraw is one of the featured artists performing during VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz next week. Gavin’s concert from New Jersey’s Wellmont Theater on Saturday, February 1 will be broadcast live on VH1, where he’ll be performing songs from his brand new album, Make A Move. Speaking of which, we’re excited to premiere the brand new video for the album’s title track for you right now!
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Super Bowl XLVIII promises to be yet another instant classic as the overpowering offense of the Denver Broncos will be matching up against the destructive defense of the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, February 2. VH1 will be there to help get you pumped up for the big game all next week with our incredible lineup of Super Bowl Blitz performances featuring the likes of J. Cole, Janelle Monae, the Goo Goo Dolls and much more. Catch our pre-show every night at 10:50/9:50C on SuperBowl.VH1.com and in the VH1 App and watch the shows live every night at 11/10C on VH1, VH1.com and in the VH1 App.
A Great Big World‘s debut album, Is There Anybody Out There?, just hit stores yesterday, but those of you who turned into VH1′s exclusive livestream of the band’s concert from New York City’s Highline Ballroom last week were lucky enough to get a special introduction to the material.
A Great Big World already has a #1 song under their belts (“Say Something”) and, by this time next week, we’ll know if they can add “#1 Album” to their LinkedIn profiles, too! That’s right, today is release day for the You Oughta Know artist’s debut album, Is There Anybody Out There?, an album they performed in its entirety live in New York City just last week.
“Rockstar” is the first song on A Great Big World‘s new LP, and its lyrics hold the clues to the title the band chose for their debut album. The band performed this track, along with all of the other cuts that ended up on Is There Anybody Out There?—which, btw, drops tomorrow!—in front of a sold-out (and amped-up) audience at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom last week.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a day specifically set aside to honor the life and legacy of one of the single-most influential civil rights leaders in our country’s history. Since its earliest days, the music industry been at the cultural forefront when it comes to honoring political activists through song, and MLK Jr. is no exception. From hip hop to rock, from soul to EDM, here are the 10 most noteworthy samples and shout-outs about the fallen civil rights icon in music history.
Drake served as both the host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, marking the 27th time in the show’s 38 seasons that an individual was asked by Lorne Michaels to pull double duty; if you’re keeping score at home, Lady Gaga also did double duty back in November. It’s been a minute since we’ve seen Drake act, but any traces of rustiness were not apparent when he stepped on stage in Studio 8H last night. More on his work momentarily, but first, we’re curious: What other musicians did the best job of being hilarious during sketches AND singing their faces off?
A Great Big World blew the roof off of Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom last night, playing their new album Is There Anybody Out There? in its entirety in front of a live audience for the first time ever. The album doesn’t officially drop until Tuesday (1/21), but if you were lucky enough to snag a ticket for the sold-out show or you tuned into the VH1 livestream last night, you got to pay witness to a new act really starting to come into its own. But if you happened to miss the show, you’re in luck — we’ll be rolling out clips from last night’s big show over the course of the next couple of days.
When we sit down to chat with the new members of our You Oughta Know family each month, we inevitably end up learning some kooky things about them, (which isn’t surprising considering that the franchise is called “You Oughta Know,” after all!). Our chat with A Great Big World—who, we should mention, you can watch in concert tonight at 9PM/8C on an exclusive VH1 livestream—was no exception, as we learned all about Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino‘s preferences when it comes to lingerie.
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings just released their sixth studio album, Give The People What They Want, this week. The recording process for this particular album from the You Oughta Know alums was significantly different than in any of their others, though, as lead singer Sharon Jones was diagnosed with stage II pancreatic cancer near the end of the studio sessions. This diagnosis threatened not only the release date of the album but, far more importantly, Jones’ life.