Today has been an active one for BBC Radio 1. First, Rihanna premiered a new song called “Towards The Sun” on the show. Then, Ed Sheeran entered the Live Lounge to cover Christina Aguilera‘s “Dirrty.”
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Sam Smith lovers, rejoice: The “I’m Not The Only One” crooner has announced that he will tour North America this summer with shows in North Carolina, Miami, San Diego, and more.
Sam Smith‘s latest post on Instagram might just be the most adorable photo of himself that he’s posted to date. The throwback photo shows a much younger version of the Grammy award-winning singer bearing a toothless smile and cheeks you could squeeze for days.
CHVRCHES and Ed Sheeran have more in common than you think. Both are former YOK artists and both love covering other artist’s songs. Chvrches recently stopped by BBC Radio 1′s Live Lounge, and while they were there, they covered a Justin Timberlake classic: “Cry Me A River.”
You Oughta Know artist George Ezra’s voice is enough to make you drop your panties, but it helps that he’s easy on the eyes, too. Check out some of the pictures from Ezra’s photo shoot in our studios, and take note of him skillfully taking a selfie with host Ellie Lee. Happy belated Valentine’s Day to you, ladies.
This month’s You Ought Know artist George Ezra has been blowing up thanks to his sultry voice, passionate lyrics, and catchy track “Budapest.” You’ve heard it on the radio, but now we’re please to bring you an exclusive video of the singer/songwriter performing his hit in New York City for the very first time! If he can make it there, he can make it anywhere, right?
Hey, metal-lovers, did you know YOK alum Vance Joy used to cover Metallica? This week on Top 20 Countdown, Joy talks to host Michelle Buteau about covering Green Day, Metallica, and possibly Hozier next.Watch the clip to find out whether or not Joy will take on “Take Me To Church.”
Former Three 6 Mafia rapper and current super-producer Juicy J has worked with everyone from Katy Perry to Lil Wayne, and he may have found his latest hit-makers at the 2015 Grammy awards. Juicy revealed that he’s teaming up with VH1 You Oughta Know vets A Great Big World!
Just when the cold weather was starting to bring us down, Echosmith warm us up with the sunny sing-song melodies of their latest single “Bright,” and its video which shows the band frolicking in an all together more pleasant locale than those of us trapped in by the season’s winter environs.