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MUSIC SEEN: You Oughta Know Artist Jessie Ware Experiences The Sights And Sounds Of New York City

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Jessie Ware is VH1’s You Oughta Know artist this month, and we had the great fortune of spending a few days with her in New York City earlier this month. Jessie’s debut album, Devotion, hits U.S. shores tomorrow (4/16/13), and if you didn’t happen to pick it up when it was released in the U.K. last fall, you’re in for a treat. It’s one of the lushest R&B albums we’ve heard in years, one that has evoked comparisons to Sade and Blue Lines-era Massive Attack, and racked up a number of “Best Of” awards (including many mentions in VH1’s Best 10 Albums of 2012).

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Jessie Ware Pens A Doomed Love Song For Big Pun

We couldn’t be more thrilled to have Jessie Ware as our You Oughta Know artist for the month of April. We’ve been full-on stans for her debut LP, Devotion, ever since it was released in the U.K. late last summer, and we can’t wait until U.S. audiences are able to hear the album when its U.S. edition drops next Tuesday (4/16). One of our favorite tracks on the album is a bouncy number called “If You’re Never Gonna Move,” which draws its inspiration from a picture that Jessie Ware once saw of the hip-hop artist Big Pun.

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You Oughta Know Alumni Dawes Take To The Skies In Their “From A Window Seat” Video

Dawes has been a favorite around the VH1 offices since they were our You Oughta Know band back in September of 2011. Their album at that time, Nothing Is Wrong, racked up a string of critical accolades thanks to its narrative-driven lyrics and laid back, Laurel Canyon vibe. The group just released their third studio album, Stories Don’t End, and VH1 is excited to share the video for that album’s lead single, “From A Window Seat,” with you tonight.

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Pre-Teen Girls Cover “Ho Hey” On Nashville, We Fall In Love With The Song All Over Again

As much as we love “Ho Hey” by The Lumineers, we’ll readily admit that we’re a little burnt out on it. It’s been on constant rotation for us since we first saw them play at SXSW in March of 2012, and 13 months is a long time to listen to any song, regardless of its merits. We chuckled when The Chickeneers performed their all-cluck version of the song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last week, but when we finally got around to watching this week’s episode of Nashville on our DVR, we fell in love with the song all over again, thanks to two young girls named Lennon and Maisy Stella.

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You Oughta Know Artist Jessie Ware Rocks PAPER Magazine Party

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“No one knows who I am,” Jessie Ware said in our interview yesterday. The 28-year-old British chanteuse couldn’t be more wrong.

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