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The Greatest Celebrity Sam Smith Covers You Oughta Know

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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…

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“X”-Out Your Profile To Unlock Exclusive Aloe Blacc Content + Help Put An End To Smoking

The end of the year is near and we all know what that means, the You Oughta Know Live In Concert is just around the corner. Along with ten other amazing acts, Aloe Blacc is confirmed to perform, but prepping for this concert is not all he’s up to over the next month. Aloe Blacc is on board to help end smoking, and he wants you to help, too.

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5 Things You Oughta Know About YOK Alum Tove Lo’s US Tour

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.

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EXCLUSIVE: Lorde “Freaks Out” About The Aging Process On “Ribs”

“This song’s about getting old, which I freak out about.” That’s Lorde, VH1′s current You Oughta Know artist, on her new song “Ribs,” which she debuted at the Greenwich Village club Le Poisson Rouge when she made her North American debut there last month. Considering that Lorde is but 16-years-old, we don’t think that aging is something that she need worry much about, but when the result is something as gorgeous as “Ribs,” we’ll begrudge her on that front (but just this once!).

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by (@unclegrambo)

EXCLUSIVE: Lorde Is Coming For The Crown On Her New Song, “Still Sane (Track 10)”

Lorde, VH1′s September You Oughta Know artist, definitely has an obsession with royalty. She confessed as much to us when our own Meghan O’Keefe interviewed Lorde recently, and taking a close listen to the tracks that make up her upcoming Pure Heroine LP, there are more than a few mentions. That theme is most clearly evident on her hit song “Royals,” but here on her track “Still Sane (Track 10),” which was filmed live at New York City’s Le Poisson Rouge back on August 6, she makes her intentions known: “Hey little boy, I’m coming for the crown.”

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by (@unclegrambo)

EXCLUSIVE: Lorde Has A Winner On Her Hands With This Live Performance Of “Tennis Court”

Lorde, much like her Antipodean (and fellow You Oughta Know) compatriot Gotye, has come out of left field from Down Under and landed one of the biggest surprise singles of the year. However, whereas Gotye was not able to capture the zeitgeist the way that “Somebody I Used To Know” did with any of the other tracks on his Making Mirrors LP, Lorde seems very well set up to avoid one-hit wonder status thanks to the power of her next single, “Tennis Court.”

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by (@unclegrambo)

Passenger Busks His Way To International Stardom

Passenger is VH1′s You Oughta Know artist for the month of August, but before he earned that designation or had a worldwide #1 jam with “Let Her Go,” he made his living busking on the streets of his native United Kingdom and Australia. If you’re unfamiliar with the term “busking,” it involves setting up shop on a street corner, singing your heart out for passersby and hoping they drop some change in your guitar case as they cross your path.

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Gin Wigmore Lies About Cheap Jewelry + Other Guiltless Pleasures

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May’s You Oughta Know artist Gin Wigmore doesn’t have guilty pleasures. When you’re a tatted up blonde bombshell with an old soul tone that sounds like Amy Winehouse and Duffy made a baby, you enjoy whatever the hell you want with no shame. Instead, Gin shared several “open pleasures” with us that she enjoys with zero f’s given including, but not limited to: buying cheap jewelry and saying its expensive, and rocking Ellen (yep, that Ellen) on her booty. Read more…