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by (@TaylorFerber)

Sam Smith Won the You Oughta Know Concert In Every Way Possible

His voice is immaculate, he’s humble and has a vulnerability that’s just damn precious. It’s no secret why we worship Sam Smith. During last night’s You Oughta Know Concert, we all caught ourselves getting teary-eyed watching him in performances that were nothing short of perfection. Did we mention he met the Queen of Funk Chaka Khan and even took the well-deserving title of You Oughta Know Artist of the Year? Lucky for you, we documented all of the magic.

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by (@alixmarie11)

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Echosmith Performs A Stripped Down Version Of “Cool Kids”

We all want to be just like the cool kids, but nothing is cooler than the acoustic version of Echosmith‘s hit song “Cool Kids”. The techy-synthetic sounds of the original track are hard to beat, even with a voice as angelic as Syndey Sierota’s. However, Echosmith outdid themselves with this one and produced something arguably even better than the version you know and love.

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by (@alixmarie11)

5 Reasons Why Echosmith ARE The Cool Kids

Echosmith‘s song “Cool Kids” has been blowing up! It has been climbing to the top of the international charts, as well as our Top 20 Countdown list and Billboard‘s Hot 100 on this side of the globe. If you don’t know Echosmith by now, maybe you aren’t one of the the cool kids (JK). But that’s why we’re here, to bring you 5 reasons you NEED to know Echosmith.

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by (@alixmarie11)

MUSIC SEEN: YOK Artists Echosmith Shows Us How NYC Should Be Done

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Talk about having great family genes! The kids in this month’s You Oughta Know band, Echosmith, are one photogenic bunch. As if that weren’t enough, they have great personalities, too! They don’t want to be like the cool kids, they are the cool kids! And lucky us, we got to spend the entire day with them.

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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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by (@alixmarie11)

You Oughta Know Alum A Great Big World Take Toyota For A Spin

On a recent trip to Los Angeles, Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino of the band A Great Big World took a spin downtown to visit the most inspiring places L.A. has to offer. With the help of Toyota, the group made stops at L.A.’s Chinatown to grab some food, walked the L.A. River (made famous by the movie Grease), and ended at the Orpheum Theater, the gorgeous restored movie palace.

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