Sam Smith‘s songs are among the most popular and achingly beautiful on the Top 40 today. They are also super depressing and make us want to give him a huge hug. And we know we’re not the only ones who feel that way. So with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, VH1 asked fellow musical luminaries to step up and help make his day special. Hozier, Aloe Blacc, Pentatonix and others took time on the Grammy red carpet to write Sam some Valentine’s showing just how much we care. The messages were heartfelt and sweet, and Sam’s adorable reaction to the gift is truly priceless.
There’s no doubt that last night’s You Oughta Know Live In Concert was one of 2014’s major music highlights. And fans weren’t the only ones in the crowd. Plenty of music journalists joined in the fun by covering the show. In the gallery above, meet the reporters from BuzzFeed, The Daily Beast, and other outlets who worked the concert. You’ll also become acquainted with some of VH1’s own writers!
Here it is! You tweeted, Facebooked and Instagrammed us your X’ed-out social media profile pictures, and now we are sharing this EXCLUSIVE piece of Aloe Blacc content with you. Check out this video to learn how he wants you to dance at his shows.
Before we can celebrate another year in music, Aloe Blacc wants to give you one more gift. You’ve already unlocked an exclusive video explaining his Instagram style, but now he wants to give you a chance to unlock even more stuff!
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.
Enough of you guys did it! You tweeted, Facebooked and Instagrammed us your X’ed-out social media profile pictures, and now we are coming through on our end of the deal by bringing you these exclusive Instagram photos of Aloe Blacc showing off his style.
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.
The greatest Independence Day party is of course the Philly 4th Of July Jam. But when these artists aren’t putting on a fantastic show, they like to celebrate in their own way. And as you would imagine, they go hard. We had exclusive interviews with members of the line up as they told us what their July 4th celebrations typically entail (hint: red, white, blue and awesomeness).
Besides putting on rockin’ performances, we have a feeling artists will dress to impress at Friday’s Philly 4th of July Jam. Performer and Style King, Aloe Blacc gives us his favorite fashion tips, making us thing he’ll look especially sharp for the big event dubbed as the “largest free concert in America.”
Like many You Oughta Know artist, Aloe Blacc finds inspiration in the world around him. Whether it’s a plane ride to Switzerland or a classic Elton John, Blacc uses these moments to create hit songs, like “Wake Me Up” with Avicii and “The Man.” In an interview with VH1, Blacc explains the stories and ideas behind each of the songs on his new album, Lift Your Spirit.