You Oughta Know

by (@megsokay)

You Oughta Know Artist CHVRCHES Plays Truth Or Dare

The synthtastic band CHVRCHES is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for April and we decided that the best way to get to know that Glaswegian trio was to get them to play a little game called “Truth or Dare.” We got the band to spill on the meaning behind their album’s title, The Bones Of What You Believe, to drop their favorite curse word and to eat a sour lemon.

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by (@megsokay)

You Oughta Know Artist CHVRCHES Tackles Michael Jackson + Ginger Beards

Scottish synth pop band CHVRCHES is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the entire month of April, but we got them to open up about their tour habits, favorite music videos and more in less than 60 seconds. That’s right. We got CHVRCHES to spill the beans in our speed interview.

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by (@emilyexton)

Platinum-Selling Passenger Was Once Treated Like A Human Garbage Can

Passenger‘s breakthrough hit “Let Her Go” has been heard everywhere from the halls of VH1 to the Super Bowl. After the success of his most recent album, All The Little Lights, you’d think the lovely Brit would want to take some time to rest and reflect on everything he’s done right in the last year. Nope! He’s going right back to work.

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by (@emilyexton)

Sam Smith Is About To Take Over The World

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In need of some new sad songs to get you through tough times? What about an unthinkable falsetto you can only dream of replicating in your shower? Sam Smith has got you covered. The 21-year-old Brit is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this weekend, and if you want to impress your friends by rattling off facts about an artist everyone will be talking out before his major television appearance, we suggest you study up.

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by (@sllambe)

From Elton John To Dance Floor Battles: 10 Things That Inspired Aloe Blacc’s New Album

Like many You Oughta Know artist, Aloe Blacc finds inspiration in the world around him. Whether it’s a plane ride to Switzerland or a classic Elton John, Blacc uses these moments to create hit songs, like “Wake Me Up” with Avicii and “The Man.” In an interview with VH1, Blacc explains the stories and ideas behind each of the songs on his new album, Lift Your Spirit.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

You’re With The Band: American Authors Take You On A Guided Tour Of Their SXSW Experience

Still suffering from a serious case of FOMO after missing SXSW last week? Don’t worry, because we’ve got something even better: A guided journey through the musical awesomeness with VH1 You Oughta Know favorites American Authors

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by (@sllambe)

Music Seen: A (Stylish) Day In The Life Of Aloe Blacc

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You Oughta Know artist Aloe Blacc is one dapper fellow. Whether it’s on the red carpet or in a music video, the singer is always looking flawless. It makes sense that his style is one of his defining characteristics. He’s a soul singer with GQ sensibilities. When he stopped by the office, the VH1 team got to see that impeccable taste up close and personal. From his aviators to his navy blue velvet blazer, he impressed the staff with his fashion sense. Click through the gallery above for a day in the life of Blacc as he weathers the cold and the cameras in style.

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by (@emilyexton)

Lena Dunham’s SXSW Keynote Address Gets A Thumbs Up From JOHNNYSWIM

There’s more to South By Southwest than eating tacos. Though, ask anyone who’s been, and he or she will tell you that there’s certainly a lot of those, too. This year’s festival attendees were lucky enough to see Girls star Lena Dunham deliver the keynote address, which touched on the issue of sexism in show business. Dunham spoke firsthand, referencing Girls actor Adam Driver‘s rising star and how her female cast is not being offered similar opportunities.

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by (@sllambe)

Aloe Blacc Has His Eye On Leo DiCaprio + 3 Other Things You Need To Know About “The Man”

The singer that woke us all up on Avicii‘s hit record last fall is now “The Man” at VH1. That’s right, Aloe Blacc is the latest You Oughta Know Artist. The R&B singer joins the likes of Adele, Bruno Mars, Estelle and Leona Lewis. All of these performers created a unique blend of pop, R&B and soul, something Blacc is doing on his latest record, Lift Your Spirit (out now).

If you’re not familiar with Blacc, that’s okay because we’ve got you covered with four essential things you need to know about him. For instance, the singer has his eye on Leonardo DiCaprio. “Why,” you might be asking yourself. That’s because Blacc wants the Oscar-nominated actor to portray him in a biopic.

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