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If Sam Smith’s Performance Of “Stay With Me” On Big Morning Buzz Live Doesn’t Make You Teary, You Have No Soul

Earlier this year we told you that Sam Smith was poised to take over the world. Well, we hate to say we told you so, but…it’s definitely starting to look that way! The young British soulster stormed the charts in 2013 with vocal turns on hits like Disclosure‘s “Latch” and Naughty Boy‘s “La La La,” and now he’s striking out on his own with the release of his debut disc, In The Lonely Hour. Tapped as June’s You Oughta Know artist, Smith swung by VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live today to serve up a stirring rendition of “Stay With Me,” his third single. Was it amazing? Yes! Did we tear up? Maybe…

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Sam Smith Dreams Of Becoming A Florist And Moving To Italy

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 Can’t Wait To Bring A Lamb On His Tour Bus

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.

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CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry On Why It’s Good That Feminism Is “The New Black”

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.

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