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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Mary Lambert doesn’t care if you know what her secrets are, which is why the fabulous artist has no shame admitting she is through and through, a cat lady. She chats with us about her new album Heart On My Sleeve, after being surprised with (and shedding a few tears over) adorable furry friends.
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.
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.
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.
We aren’t the only ones who think You Oughta Know amazing, up-and-coming artists. Taylor Swift thinks so too. Why else would she cover Vance Joy‘s “Riptide,” perform with Sam Smith and hang with Lorde? The real question remains: will she make an appearance at this year’s You Oughta Know Live in Concert to prove her devotion?
VH1′s You Oughta Know artist from down under Vance Joy says he’s afraid of dentists, the dark and pretty girls in his hit “Riptide,” but what really terrifies him most? Watch the video above to find out. Read more…
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!
Acoustic loving Australian Vance Joy is September’s VH1 You Oughta Know artist! Find out why he thinks kangaroos are cool but still creepy and what advice he has for aspiring musicians. Check back all month long to see exclusive interviews and videos with Vance Joy at VH1′s You Oughta Know.
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.