You Oughta Know

by (@TaylorFerber)

How Well Do You Actually Know Sam Smith? Take Our Quiz To See If You’re A Superfan Or A Newb!


We are all mesmerized by the ridiculous pipes and English charm of Sam Smith. We haven’t been able to stop listening to his smash album In the Lonely Hour since it debuted in June. Repeat for daysss. At just 22, he’s already had enormous success, from performing at sold-out arenas to being called the male Adele. His openness and vulnerability make us feel like we all know him personally, but we’re about to test whether you’re truly the Sam Smith superfan you claim to be.

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You Won’t Be Able To Keep These Mary Lambert Covers A Secret


You Oughta Know artist Mary Lambert has a whole bunch of secrets that she’s not ashamed to talk about. Her fun hit “Secrets” carries an empowering message that will inspire you to embrace whatever you keep tucked away inside for fear of being judged. It’s liberating to know that you’re not alone and everyone has their own secrets. Listen to these five beautiful covers of “Secrets” and tune in on November 13th at 9PM ET/PT to VH1 to watch Lambert perform live at this year’s You Oughta Know Concert.

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The Greatest Celebrity Sam Smith Covers You Oughta Know


If YOK artist Sam Smith wasn’t singing hit songs like “Stay With Me”, he’d be a florist in Italy. But as fate would have it, Smith stuck to singing and we can thank him for inspiring Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert and other celebrities to sing these heavenly covers of “Stay With Me”. Cover queen Kelly Clarkson may have started this trend but these singers can definitely hold their own.

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30 Awesome Singers And Groups That You Forgot Were You Oughta Know Artists

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VH1‘s You Oughta Know Live In Concert is almost a week away and we know you’re getting pumped to see “Class of 2014″ YOK artists like Sam Smith, Tove Lo and Echosmith perform on Thursday, November 13th. But did you know that the You Oughta Know franchise goes back to 2005 and was the first place many people first heard some of the biggest artists of the past decade? Well, you oughta! Read more…


These Aloe Blacc Covers Will Make You Feel Like The Man

You Oughta Know artist Aloe Blacc‘s “The Man” sends an empowering message to all. No matter who you are, no matter what you’re going through, you can get through anything because you’re the man– or woman. With such an infectious vibe, people were compelled to create their own inspirational covers. Check out the five best covers of “The Man” and get to know Blacc better on our YOK live in concert homepage.

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