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Sam Smith And 5 Other British Crooners You Need To Know

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Every couple of years, a crop of young British singers invade U.S. airwaves, top the charts and dominate the press. This year is no different thanks to artists like John Newman and Sam Smith. Both are leading the charge with their infectious hits, “Love Me Again” and “Money On My Mind,” respectively. But these two are not alone. Also generating buzz are newcomers Sampha, Sohn and Tom Odell, as well as Alex Clare who surfaced stateside in 2013. These guys represent a new wave of British Crooners that you need to know this summer.

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As Heard On VH1: John Newman Brings Extra Soul To VH1 Shows

Fans of VH1’s hit reality shows may be surprised they are ahead of the curve when it comes to new music. Mob Wives: New Blood and Couples Therapy both have featured the British import, John Newman, who just recently debuted his first album, Tribute, in the U.S. In addition to being featured on VH1 shows, Newman’s songs have been picked up by the likes of Oxfam International and the Paralympics.

“It’s quite bizarre,” Newman says of hearing his songs on TV. “They’ll often cut the vocal out and you realize it’s your own song. [But] It’s all right. It’s cool.”

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“Love Me Again” Surprise Ending: John Newman Reveals The Video’s Inspiration

British singer John Newman is the latest import to make his way Stateside to see if he’ll strike gold like those who came before him. He’s not taking the challenge lightly. His first single, “Love Me Again,” a smash in the UK is a bombastic tune about love loss and (hopefully) found again. The EDM/soul track is paired with an equally energetic video, featuring two lovers who appear to be from opposite ends of town. Newman tells VH1 that the video is inspired by Baz Luhrmann’s version of Romeo & Juliet.

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