Welcome to the VH1 You Oughta Know family, Echosmith! As part of their initiation, we threw them a curve ball: our Stop/Watch Challenge. This can separate the boys from the men and the rookies from the professionals. For newcomers, we think these cool kids did pretty well.
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Let’s get it out of the way right now: it’s pronounced Toe-v Low. The last two days have been HUGE for electropop singer Tove Lo. Not only did she release her debut studio album Queen Of The Clouds on Tuesday, but she also just launched her U.S. Tour last night at Webster Hall in NYC. In association with VH1′s You Oughta Know series, we livestreamed her concert across multiple platforms, but there was no comparison to seeing her live.
VH1′s You Oughta Know artist from down under Vance Joy says he’s afraid of dentists, the dark and pretty girls in his hit “Riptide,” but what really terrifies him most? Watch the video above to find out. Read more…
How does Australian heartthrob and September You Oughta Know artist Vance Joy navigate through the mean streets of Manhattan? Pretty well actually if judging by the photographic evidence. Don’t believe us? Click through the gallery to see for yourself as the singer-songwriter does press and catches up with Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer!
Besides being a totally cool, up and coming singer-songwriter, September You Oughta Know artist Vance Joy is one of many awesome musicians that hail from the “Land Down Under” A.K.A. Australia. But how well does he really know his native land? VH1 News correspondent Ellie Lee puts the singer to the test by quizzing him about all things Aussie. Read more…
Acoustic loving Australian Vance Joy is September’s VH1 You Oughta Know artist! Find out why he thinks kangaroos are cool but still creepy and what advice he has for aspiring musicians. Check back all month long to see exclusive interviews and videos with Vance Joy at VH1′s You Oughta Know.
On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of the band A Great Big World took a spin downtown to visit the most inspiring places L.A. has to offer. With the help of Toyota, the group made stops at L.A.’s Chinatown to grab some food, walked the L.A. River (made famous by the movie Grease), and ended at the Orpheum Theater, the gorgeous restored movie palace.
It’s the start of a new month, which means that we have a brand new You Oughta Know musician that we’d love for you to meet. Today we’re pleased to introduce Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy as September’s honorary YOK. You can learn the personal stats on him later this month, but for now we’ll just let his music do the talking. That’s right, we have his upcoming debut album Dream Your Life Away, available now for exclusive streaming! The album isn’t due out until next Tuesday, September 9th, but you can listen here (for free) until then.
Bleachers, this month’s You Oughta Know artist, channeled the spirit of the `80s for the band’s debut LP, Strange Desire. Given that the band’s founder, Jack Antonoff, is so fond of the decade he was born, VH1 decided to challenge him to a little quiz.