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Music Seen: YOK Artist Hozier Sells Out New York City’s Irving Plaza

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This month’s You Oughta Know artist Hozier has been dominating music and television. His critically acclaimed single “Take Me To Church” has earned him his first Grammy nomination and the number one spot on Spotify’s global chart. He’s also performed on the iconic Saturday Night Live and Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show stages, and recently sold out New York City’s famous Irving Plaza Venue.

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MUSIC SEEN: YOK Artist Vance Joy Takes On New York City

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How does Australian heartthrob and September You Oughta Know artist Vance Joy navigate through the mean streets of Manhattan? Pretty well actually if judging by the photographic evidence. Don’t believe us? Click through the gallery to see for yourself as the singer-songwriter does press and catches up with Top 20 Countdown host Jim Shearer!

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MUSIC SEEN: Spend A New York Minute With Bleachers

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What’s it like to spend a day hanging out in New York City with Jack Antonoff and Bleachers? Head up to the gallery above and find out!

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by (@sllambe)

Music Seen: A Day with the Gorgeous Tove Lo

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You Oughta Know artist Tove Lo is one glamorous girl. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, the singer is blessed with those modelesque Scandinavian genes. When Lo — born Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson — spent the day at VH1, everyone was stunned by her natural beauty. It’s no wonder she’s ready to step into the spotlight. After writing hits for Icona Pop, Adam Lambert, and Cher Lloyd, Lo is turning her attention onto herself (and letting herself shine).

Thanks to the buzz surrounding her first single, “Habits (Stay High),” Lo isn’t just about looks. She’s has an ear for smart, pop music.

Check out the behind-the-scenes photos of Lo hanging out at the VH1 office, performing her single in less than 60 seconds, and showing off those hipster model looks.

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by (@sllambe)

MUSIC SEEN: Go Behind The Scenes Of American Authors’ Live Performance

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Following in the footsteps of A Great Big World and Liv Warfield, American Authors is the latest band to get the You Oughta Know treatment in 2014. VH1 introduced fans to the band last week with a speed round interview, during which the guys spilled on all things crushes, musical favorites and influences. Now fans have the chance to go behind the scenes of the band’s Stopwatch video shoot. Zac Barnett (vocals), James Adam Shelley (guitar/banjo), Dave Rublin (bass), and Matt Sanchez (drums) stripped down and condensed their hit song, “The Best Day of My Life,” into 60 seconds.

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by (@seapeaz)

MUSIC SEEN: VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz

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Last night VH1′s Super Bowl Blitz came to a close. The six night concert series bounced from borough to borough, night after night counting down to Super Bowl XLVIII. J. Cole, Fall Out Boy, and TLC were just three of the acts that came out to hype us up for the Big Game and create some memorable music moments along the way.

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by (@unclegrambo)

MUSIC SEEN: Spend The Day With Backstreet Boys In NYC (PHOTOS)

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of Backstreet Boys global pop domination. A.J., Brian, Howie D, Kevin and Nick recently stopped by Video Hits One headquarters here in the heart of Times Square to promote their new album, In A World Like This, and our lucky photographer Jen Marigliano got to follow them around for the day.

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by (@unclegrambo)

You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: The Lumineers

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The Lumineers are one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com TONIGHT, Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. This Denver-based trio is made up of Wesley Schultz (lead vox, guitar), Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion), and Neyla Pekarek (cello, vox), and joined the VH1 You Oughta Know family back in July of 2012.

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by (@unclegrambo)

You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: HAIM

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HAIM is one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com TONIGHT, Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. This California trio is made up of sisters Este (bass, vox), Danielle (lead vox, lead guitar) and Alana (keys, vox, rhythm guitar), and just released their debut LP Days Are Gone to widespread critical acclaim and a Top 10 chart debut.

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by (@unclegrambo)

You Oughta Know In Concert Preview: Emeli Sande

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Emeli Sandé is one of the featured acts that will be performing live at the first ever You Oughta Know In Concert, which will be livestreaming exclusively on VH1.com on Monday, November 11, and then airing again in glorious HD on VH1 on Thursday, November 21. The 26-year-old British megatalent has drawn comparisons to Beyoncé and Alicia Keys, and is currently in the midst of recording her follow-up to 2012′s Our Version Of Events, which catapulted Sandé into international stardom.

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