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How Well Do You Actually Know Sam Smith? Take Our Quiz To See If You’re A Superfan Or A Newb!

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We are all mesmerized by the ridiculous pipes and English charm of Sam Smith. We haven’t been able to stop listening to his smash album In the Lonely Hour since it debuted in June. Repeat for daysss. At just 22, he’s already had enormous success, from performing at sold-out arenas to being called the male Adele. His openness and vulnerability make us feel like we all know him personally, but we’re about to test whether you’re truly the Sam Smith superfan you claim to be.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason On The Endless River, EDM, And The Band’s Future

Pink Floyd‘s The Endless River is the latest chapter in a musical continuum that has endured for nearly 50 years, and drummer Nick Mason has been present throughout. As their longest serving member, Mason has the distinction of being the only bandmate to play on every album. That’s an impressive run by any standards, but when you look at the group’s tumultuous and complicated history, it’s practically superhuman.

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Brandy or Ray J: Who’s The Better Actor?

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Brandy or Ray J? It’s a question for the ages. On paper, the answer to this question may be obvious when factoring in talent, overall charm, and taking a look at both of their resumes – Brandy, duh! – but that’s only until you look further. And by look further, I mean, “my boyfriend is out of town and I’ve binge watched every episode of Happy Endings, so I need to do something else to pass the time.” I kid, I kid. The truth of the matter is that I simply love comparing celebrity siblings.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Get The Stats + Fun Facts For The You Oughta Know Class Of 2014!

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You Oughta Know Live In Concert is just 3 short days away, and if you’re not excited yet, then clearly you have read the lineup. From Christina Aguilera favorites A Great Big World in January, to the chart busting Sam Smith in June, all the way through to Mary Lambert this month, the You Oughta Know Class of 2014 packed some serious star power. And now they’re going to be all one on stage! If that still doesn’t get you pumped, check out some impressive stats and fun facts from this year’s VH1 picks.

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You Won’t Be Able To Keep These Mary Lambert Covers A Secret

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You Oughta Know artist Mary Lambert has a whole bunch of secrets that she’s not ashamed to talk about. Her fun hit “Secrets” carries an empowering message that will inspire you to embrace whatever you keep tucked away inside for fear of being judged. It’s liberating to know that you’re not alone and everyone has their own secrets. Listen to these five beautiful covers of “Secrets” and tune in on November 13th at 9PM ET/PT to VH1 to watch Lambert perform live at this year’s You Oughta Know Concert.

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Ciara’s Top 20 Hottest And Most Fashionable Photos On Instagram

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Ciara has been through a lot this year, having given birth to a beautiful baby and announcing her split from baby daddy Future (because of the whole cheating thing…). But despite these stresses, she’s managed to become more fabulous than ever! Indeed, her Instagram account is like her own personal issue of Vogue, featuring gorgeous photos of her posing in high fashion brands, contorting and smizing in ways that would leave Tyra Banks speechless.

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These YOK Throwback Videos Will Get You Psyched For VH1′s YOK Live In Concert

VH1′s You Oughta Know live in concert is quickly approaching and we couldn’t be more excited. In preparation for one of the best nights in music, we’ve complied a few former YOK artist throwback videos that will prove how successful we’ve been at breaking music’s biggest and brightest stars before they hit superstardom. Are you familiar with a singer from New Zealand named Lorde? Have you heard of an artist from the UK named Adele?! Check out these former YOK stars and tune in to VH1 on November 13th at 9 PM ET/PT to watch this year’s amazing show.

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Christina Perri Steps Back To Her You Oughta Know Days On This Week’s Top 20 Countdown

Our You Oughta Know Concert is less than a week away and former YOK stars like Christina Perri have started to reminisce about the days they were just starting out. This week on Top 20 Countdown, host Jim Shearer sits down with Perri to talk about her experience on YOK and what she’s been up to since then.

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REM’s Michael Stipe Applauds Lady Gaga For Her Role As An Activist

REM‘s Michael Stipe explains why being a musician and being political is not a bad thing. Stipe also shows his admiration for Lady Gaga and her ability to spread her message of self-acceptance to the people.

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