When it comes to the You Oughta Know class of 2014, we all know the artists this year TOTALLY brought it – but now it’s up to you to decide who should be crowned You Oughta Know Artist of the Year. Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Bleachers and Mary Lambert were just a few of the stellar performers to join the VH1 family. Represent your favorite in the simplest voting system known to man. Either listen to any Spotify track (1 play = 1 vote) by your favorite artist or tweet your vote using the hashtag formula #ArtistNameYOK. Then, watch You Oughta Know Live Concert on November 13 at 9/8 C to see who takes the title of You Oughta Know Artist of the Year. Told you it was easy. Let the voting begin!
According to Billboard’s 2014 cover story on brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence of Disclosure, Guy admitted that he thought “Latch” was “too weird for the radio and not clubby enough for the clubs.” Clearly, he was wrong. This explosive EDM pop crossover hit held the attention of radio stations all over the country for weeks on end and launched the initial buzz on fellow UK artist Sam Smith. The song got so big that it still produces plenty of covers today, even though the single was released two years ago in October 2012. Listen to the best “Latch” covers on the Internet right now and rediscover why this song will never get old.
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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?
Get ready for this year’s VH1 “You Oughta Know” concert hosted by Nicole Richie with performances by former YOK artists such as Sam Smith, Tove Lo, Aloe Blacc and more. Tune in to watch some of the biggest names in music perform all of your favorite hits in this two-hour special. This exciting live show will go down on November 13th at 9 PM ET/PT only on VH1!