We’re often surprised by the range of jobs our favorite musicians had before they hit it big. But what about the things stars wish they could do instead of making millions of people happy on a nightly basis? Back in March, You Oughta Know artist Sam Smith told us that if he wasn’t singing professionally, he’d be working as a florist. Naturally this unique piece of information was all we needed to create a DIY-explosion here at VH1 HQ.
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Sam Smith is our June You Oughta Know artist, as well as the man responsible for soundtracking your most recent ugly cries. His songs are heartfelt and poignant, and it’s impossible to listen to him without feeling all of the feels. But just because he writes sad songs doesn’t mean the 22-year-old is a downer! In fact, he’s exactly the opposite.
Say hello to VH1′sJune You Oughta Know artist, Sam Smith! At just 22 years old, the English crooner has already performed on Saturday Night Live and hit the Coachella stage, and now he’s prepared to make a big splash in the United States with his debut album, In the Lonely Hour.
South African band KONGOS gets more lovable by the day! The group of brothers has charmed us beyond belief as this month’s You Oughta Know artist, and we get an even sweeter taste of the guys’ collective appeal in the clip above.
VH1′s latest You Oughta Know Artist, Kongos, might be the most crushworthy band we’ve come across, and it’s about to get harder to resist the band’s charms. You can download their latest steamy track, “Sex On The Radio,” right here, right now. Get it while it’s hot!
April’s You Oughta Know artist CHVRCHES is made up of Iain Cook, Martin Doherty and Lauren Mayberry: three musicians who all see themselves as equal parts of an awesome whole. However, the public seems to focus on the fact that Mayberry is the lone female. Mayberry, a former music journalist, spoke out against misogyny in the music business in an op ed that went viral, and she spoke to us about the role feminism has in the modern pop scene.
Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES might be VH1′s You Oughta Know Artist for the month of April, but they made the BBC’s Sound of 2013 short list last year. The annual poll is seen by industry insiders as an indication of which artists are going to be big in the future. We got to ask CHVRCHES what it was like making the list and what advice they have for current winner Sam Smith.
We already know that CHVRCHES is game for a round of Truth or Dare and that they’re fanatical about Emma Watson, but we want to get you even closer to April’s You Oughta Know artist. In this edition of Music Seen, we’re taking you behind-the-scenes of CHVRCHES recent visit to our Times Square offices.
Sure, we’re all massive fans of VH1′s April You Oughta Know artist CHVRCHES and their debut album, The Bones Of What You Believe, but who is CHVRCHES stanning for? We got the synthtastic Glaswegian trio to spill the beans on which stars, films and shows they love (and loathe) in a game we like to call “Lust or Bust.” Plus, we’ve got an exclusive album stream of the band’s upcoming reissue of The Bones Of What You Believe. Check it out!