For most of us, being a teenager means slogging through high school, struggling with adolescence and desperately hoping for a hot date for the school dance. However, there are some teenagers out there who are instant musical legends. It didn’t take them years of doing crappy gigs to get to the top; the 20 pop music prodigies on our list wrote and recorded landmark albums before they were even old enough to legally drink.
Jimmy Fallon has officially become the sixth host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, leaving the reins of his precious Late Night to SNL buddy Seth Meyers. It’ll be a tough act to follow, as Fallon has had an unparalleled effect on the music world during his time at 12:35 AM. For starters, he hired The Roots as his house band. And no disrespect to Paul Shaffer, but that’s pretty darn cool.
Music lovers rejoice, because you oughta know that VH1 is releasing its very first You Oughta Know compilation CD! The monthly artist showcase has introduced many groundbreaking (and hit making) artists to the world, and now some of their finest tracks are all together on one disc!
We hate to say we told you so, but … we told you so! All year we’ve been bringing you the best new music so you can stay aurally informed, and if you’ve been doing your homework and keeping abreast of the hottest new acts with us, you’ll notice that more than a few of our amazing You Oughta Know artists, both past and present, scored well-deserved props when the 2014 Grammy Nominees were announced tonight.
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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