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Frank Ocean Posts (And Then Deletes) Shirtless Selfie

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Oh hello, Frank Ocean. The other night the R&B singer was having some late night fun when he posted a shirtless selfie to his Tumblr page. The singer has since deleted the image and posted a follow-up reading, “all posts after 2am and before 7am shall be forgiven.” Oh don’t worry, your photo is forgiven Mr. Ocean. Although deleting it is not. Thankfully, Tumblr users were able to grab the image before it disappeared.

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The Speed Interview: Kelis Breaks Down Kitchen Essentials

In honor of Kelis‘s new album, Food, VH1 had her break down essentials when it comes to the kitchen. While the singer is known for her hits on the radio, she’s also turning up the heat in the kitchen for a number of years. After graduating from the culinary school, Le Cordon Bleu, Kelis has written a cookbook as well as launched a sauce line (called Feast) and starred in a cooking TV special on the Cooking Channel. This is one singer who knows her food! But just don’t ask her to do the dishes.

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Watch Regis Philbin + Nick Lachey Serenade Vanessa Minnillo

On Big Morning Buzz Live, host Nick Lachey and special guest Regis Philbin provided Vanessa Minnillo with special treat. She was the unsuspecting honoree of a duet by the two singers. The whole thing was prompted by a fan who asked if the two men would ever sing together and, of course, Philbin being the showman that he is jumped on the idea. But they couldn’t possibly sing a duet to each other so they found Nick Lachey’s wife, who happened to be in the audience with their son Camden. After she handed off her adorable son, she took center stage and tried hard not to swoon. Watch their performance of Frank Sinatra’s “It Had To Be You” above.

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From Elton John To Dance Floor Battles: 10 Things That Inspired Aloe Blacc’s New Album

Like many You Oughta Know artist, Aloe Blacc finds inspiration in the world around him. Whether it’s a plane ride to Switzerland or a classic Elton John, Blacc uses these moments to create hit songs, like “Wake Me Up” with Avicii and “The Man.” In an interview with VH1, Blacc explains the stories and ideas behind each of the songs on his new album, Lift Your Spirit.

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Music Seen: A (Stylish) Day In The Life Of Aloe Blacc

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You Oughta Know artist Aloe Blacc is one dapper fellow. Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a music video, the singer is always looking flawless. It makes sense that his style is one of his defining characteristics. He’s a soul singer with GQ sensibilities. When he stopped by the office, the VH1 team got to see that impeccable taste up close and personal. From his aviators to his navy blue velvet blazer, he impressed the staff with his fashion sense. Click through the gallery above for a day in the life of Blacc as he weathers the cold and the cameras in style.

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Watch The First Trailer For The James Brown Biopic

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“Get on up!” James Brown’s famous lyric echoes through the first trailer of the biopic starring Chadwick Boseman as the famed soul singer. Boseman is joined by Viola Davis (Ender’s Game) as Brown’s mother, Susie, Octavia Spencer (The Help), Jill Scott (Why Did I Get Married?) and Nelsan Ellis (True Blood) in this Oscar-bait film. The trailer showcases a mix of glitz, glam and the dark side of entertainment.

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Aloe Blacc Has His Eye On Leo DiCaprio + 3 Other Things You Need To Know About “The Man”

The singer that woke us all up on Avicii‘s hit record last fall is now “The Man” at VH1. That’s right, Aloe Blacc is the latest You Oughta Know Artist. The R&B singer joins the likes of Adele, Bruno Mars, Estelle and Leona Lewis. All of these performers created a unique blend of pop, R&B and soul, something Blacc is doing on his latest record, Lift Your Spirit (out now).

If you’re not familiar with Blacc, that’s okay because we’ve got you covered with four essential things you need to know about him. For instance, the singer has his eye on Leonardo DiCaprio. “Why,” you might be asking yourself. That’s because Blacc wants the Oscar-nominated actor to portray him in a biopic.

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Exclusive: Go Behind The Scenes Of Aloe Blacc’s New Video

After taking the lead on Avicii‘s hit single, “Wake Me Up,” Blacc is stepping out on this own in a big way. In the new music video for “The Man,” Aloe Blacc channels his inner-Marvin Gaye in a spirited video that captures the social discourse of the early ’70s. The You Oughta Know Artist sat down with VH1 in an exclusive interview to explain the powerful yet beautifully shot imagery in the video.

“This music video is an amalgamation of historic images that remind me of moments in time where there was struggle and triumph,” Blacc says of the video’s theme.

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10 Things You Need To Know About YOK Artist American Authors

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American Authors is truly an artist on the verge. Thanks to the success of their hit single, “Best Day of My Life,” the band has quickly become the one to watch. It is precisely why they were chosen to be VH1′s You Oughta Know: Artist on the Rise. Chances are you’ve heard the song on the radio, on TV or even at the movies but it’s safe to say you probably don’t know too much about your new favorite band. Well VH1 is here to fix that with ten essential things you need to know about the group, its name and its biggest influences (hint: Maurice Sendak plays a big part). Read more…

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Grading Mariah Carey’s Comeback Singles

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Now that 2014 is in full swing, Mariah Carey is trying to find her way to the top of the charts following the success of “#Beautiful,” which was meant to erase the distant memory of “Triumphant (Get ‘Em),” which nearly erased all the good faith “Touch My Body” and “Obsessed” earned the singer when she finally landed back on top of the charts thanks to “We Belong Together.” If you’re noticing a pattern, it’s that nearly every single has been a hit-or-miss attempt to get back to the heyday of Carey’s pre-Glitter days. With “You’re Mine (Eternal)” up to bat, we wanted to look back on all of the ‘comeback’ singles that came before it.

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