VH1′s first ever You Oughta Know In Concert went down at the Roseland Ballroom on November 11, 2013, and aired on VH1 last night. It featured performances from a wide-range of You Oughta Know alumni which ran the gamut from brand new artists (Lorde, JOHNNYSWIM, HAIM) and veterans (The Lumineers, Matt Nathanson, Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé) alike.
The last 18 months have been very good to Ed Sheeran. Since being named a You Oughta Know artist in May 2012, Ed has gone on to perform at the London Olympic games, receive a Song of the Year nomination at the Grammy Awards (for “The A Team”), and tour the country with Taylor Swift. Not too shabby. Despite his busy schedule, Ed was still able to carve out some time for a You Oughta Know In Concert performance that astonished us all.
Clocking in at five minutes and 26 seconds, “Give Me Love” is the longest song on Ed Sheeran‘s debut album, +. However, when he performed the song at last week’s You Oughta Know In Concert special (airing Thursday, November 21 at 9/8C), he delighted the audience by extending the song for three more glorious minutes.
VH1′s first ever You Oughta Know In Concert special will be livestreaming from New York City’s legendary Roseland Ballroom tonight starting at 8PM/7C. Featuring live performances from the likes of Lorde, The Lumineers, HAIM, Johnnyswim and more, the concert will also air on VH1 on Thursday, November 21.
Ed Sheeran 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 22-year-old British troubadour became a member of the You Oughta Know family back in May of 2012, shortly before his debut album + was released here in the United States. Since that time, though, Sheeran has become a massive international star, penning tunes for the likes of One Direction, touring with Taylor Swift, and even recording the theme song for the next installment of The Hobbit.
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As musical genres continue to blur, everyone listens to everyone. It’s why Jay Z told Miley Cyrus to keep twerking and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend listens to A$AP Ferg. According to Pharrell, Miley is a “byproduct of America,” raised in an era where “hip-hop is king.” So it’s only natural that she, as well as many of her peers, are venturing outside of their musical molds, ready to experiment with new sounds.
Big news to share! VH1′s You Oughta Know franchise, which is responsible for introducing artists such as Adele, The Civil Wars, and The Lumineers to a broader audience, is getting its very own special! The first-ever You Oughta Know In Concert event will be broadcast on Thursday, November 21 at 9PM/8C only on VH1, and will feature performances from the likes of Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Lorde, HAIM and more!