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MUSIC SEEN: Go Behind The Scenes With Up-And-Coming Artist A Great Big World

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A Great Big World have been named as VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the month of January, making them the first members of the 2014 class of this prestigious family of artists. The latest to join the lineage of piano-pop acts like Coldplay, Keane and The Fray, A Great Big World is made up of Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino, two guys who first met while studying at New York University.

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MUSIC SEEN: Spend The Day With Backstreet Boys In NYC (PHOTOS)

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Backstreet Boys global pop domination. A.J., Brian, Howie D, Kevin and Nick recently stopped by Video Hits One headquarters here in the heart of Times Square to promote their new album, In A World Like This, and our lucky photographer Jen Marigliano got to follow them around for the day.

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MUSIC SEEN: Go Behind The Scenes Of You Oughta Know In Concert (PHOTOS)

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VH1′s first ever You Oughta Know In Concert went down at the Roseland Ballroom on November 11, 2013, and aired on VH1 last night. It featured performances from a wide-range of You Oughta Know alumni which ran the gamut from brand new artists (Lorde, JOHNNYSWIM, HAIM) and veterans (The Lumineers, Matt Nathanson, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé) alike.

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You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: The Lumineers

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The Lumineers are one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com TONIGHT, Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. This Denver-based trio is made up of Wesley Schultz (lead vox, guitar), Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion), and Neyla Pekarek (cello, vox), and joined the VH1 You Oughta Know family back in July of 2012.

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You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: HAIM

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HAIM is one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com TONIGHT, Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. This California trio is made up of sisters Este (bass, vox), Danielle (lead vox, lead guitar) and Alana (keys, vox, rhythm guitar), and just released their debut LP Days Are Gone to widespread critical acclaim and a Top 10 chart debut.

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You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: Emeli Sande

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Emeli Sandé is one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com on Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. The 26-year-old British megatalent has drawn comparisons to Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, and is currently in the midst of recording her follow-up to 2012′s Our Version Of Events, which catapulted Sandé into international stardom.

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You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: Ed Sheeran

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Ed Sheeran is one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com on Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. The 22-year-old British troubadour became a member of the You Oughta Know family back in May of 2012, shortly before his debut album + was released here in the United States. Since that time, though, Sheeran has become a massive international star, penning tunes for the likes of One Direction, touring with Taylor Swift, and even recording the theme song for the next installment of The Hobbit.

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You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: Lorde

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Lorde will be one of the featured acts who will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com on Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. Lorde joined our You Oughta Know family in September of this year, and promptly went on to hit #1 on the pop charts all over the world with her massive smash, “Royals,” trumping establishment pop stars like Katy Perry and Lady Gaga along the way.

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MUSIC SEEN: Janelle Monae Puts Her Fashion A-Game On Display At VH1 Headquarters (PHOTOS)

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One name that you’re going to see a lot of on year-end Top 10 lists once December rolls around is Janelle Monáe, whose The Electric Lady: Suites IV And V is far and away one of the most rewarding listens of the year. In addition to her unquestioned musical prowess, Monáe is also one of the most stylish artists in the game, as you’ll see in the latest installment of VH1′s ongoing Music Seen series. Our ace photog Lauren Weissler spent a recent day trailing the Q.U.E.E.N. as she made the rounds at VH1 headquarters, including a visit with VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown host Jim Shearer. Enjoy!

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MUSIC SEEN: The HAIM Sisters Get Emotional During A Sold-Out Show At Webster Hall

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HAIM is the latest addition to VH1′s You Oughta Know family, and has signed on to be part of the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert special that’s airing on VH1 on November 21 at 9PM/8C. The three Haim sisters just released their debut LP, Days Are Gone, which will debut in the Top 10 this week when final numbers are released, and have gone from complete unknowns to selling out New York City’s Webster Hall in less than a year.

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