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Lorde Reigns Over The 2014 Grammys With “Royals” And Claw Hands

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Lorde can officially no longer say that she’ll never be a royal. The 17-year-old You Oughta Know artist has officially cemented her place as a pop princess with her understated, yet outstanding, Grammy Awards performance of “Royals” tonight. Lorde kept true to her roots with her performance and gave us a simple stage, a simple outfit and absolutely bonkers dance moves. HASHTAG CLAW HANDS!

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Music Seen: A Great Big World Plays The Entirety Of Their New Album Live For The First Time Ever

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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.

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A Great Big World Performs “This Is The New Year” Live In Concert

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.

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A Great Big World Live Out Their “Rockstar” Dreams Live In Concert

“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.

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A Great Big World’s Live Performance Of “Say Something” Will Give You Goosebumps

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.

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A Great Big World Prefers Their Lingerie To Be Silky

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.

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Sharon Jones Can’t Resist The Urge To Sing “Respect,” Even While In The Hospital Undergoing Chemotherapy

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.

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A Great Big World Takes On Eminem … And Emerges Victorious!

A Great Big World have been named VH1′s first You Oughta Know artist of 2014, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be livestreaming a concert of theirs on January 16—that’s tomorrow night!— at 9PM/8C at agreatbigworld.vh1.com.

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Colbie Caillat’s Palms Rise To The Universe In Her New “Hold On” Video

Colbie Caillat made her name writing and recording breezy, slightly crunchy, acoustic guitar-driven tunes like “Bubbly,” “Realize” and “Lucky.” Her work to date has been successful both on the commercial (6MM albums sold!) and critical (2 Grammy Awards!) fronts, but being a creative artist like she is, it seems like she’s ready for a change of pace when it comes to the work that she produces. Enter her new single “Hold On,” which sees Caillat exploring a slightly more electronic sound than she has in the past.

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Learn Why A Great Big World’s Band Name Is NOT Mom-Approved

A Great Big World have the honor of being VH1′s first You Oughta Know artist of 2014, and we’ve done little else so far this year besides sitting in our office staring at our calendar, (not so) patiently waiting for January 16 to arrive. “What’s January 16?”, you ask. That’s when the exciting two-piece will be playing a concert at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom, which VH1 will be livestreaming at agreatbigworld.vh1.com at 9 PM/8C.

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