by (@TaylorFerber)

VH1′s You Oughta Know Artist of the Year: Vote Now!

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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!

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VH1 Presents The 2nd Annual You Oughta Know Live In Concert Hosted By Nicole Richie

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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!

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by (@alixmarie11)

5 Things You Oughta Know About YOK Alum Tove Lo’s US Tour

Let’s get it out of the way right now: it’s pronounced Toe-v Low. The last two days have been HUGE for electropop singer Tove Lo. Not only did she release her debut studio album Queen Of The Clouds on Tuesday, but she also just launched her U.S. Tour last night at Webster Hall in NYC. In association with VH1′s You Oughta Know series, we livestreamed her concert across multiple platforms, but there was no comparison to seeing her live.

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First Dibs: Watch Exclusive Tove Lo Live Performance Clips From Her US Tour Stop In NYC

Last night, You Oughta Know artist Tove Lo brought the house down at Webster Hall in New York City. Performing hits off of her new album Queen of the Clouds, Tove Lo had the massive crowd singing and dancing all night long and converted everyone in the room into a fan. Watch exclusive live performance clips from last night’s show and head to her YOK artist page to learn more about this swedish singer who is about to take the music world by storm.

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by (@sllambe)

Tove Lo, Nico & Vinz and Other Scandinavian Artists You Oughta Know

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When it comes to Europe, Scandinavia is not typically the first region that comes to mind as a producer of chart-topping music acts. With the UK getting most of the attention for the British invasion, it’s easy to forget that the ‘90s saw a Scandinavian sweep with everlasting hits from Ace of Base, Aqua and The Cardigans. Of course, some of the biggest acts to come out of the region — Denmark, Norway, and Sweden — include ABBA, Robyn and Lars Ulrich of Metallica.

While it seemed like 2014 was set to be another sweep for Brit acts, like YOK artist Sam Smith and John Newman, several Scandinavian artists are making a run at the top of the charts. Among them are July YOK artist Tove Lo with her buzzworthy “Habits (Stay High)” and Nico & Vinz’s runaway hit, “Am I Wrong.”

These two acts, plus three other new groups are the Scandinavian artists you oughta know.

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Music Seen: A Day with the Gorgeous Tove Lo

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You Oughta Know artist Tove Lo is one glamorous girl. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden, the singer is blessed with those modelesque Scandinavian genes. When Lo — born Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson — spent the day at VH1, everyone was stunned by her natural beauty. It’s no wonder she’s ready to step into the spotlight. After writing hits for Icona Pop, Adam Lambert, and Cher Lloyd, Lo is turning her attention onto herself (and letting herself shine).

Thanks to the buzz surrounding her first single, “Habits (Stay High),” Lo isn’t just about looks. She’s has an ear for smart, pop music.

Check out the behind-the-scenes photos of Lo hanging out at the VH1 office, performing her single in less than 60 seconds, and showing off those hipster model looks.

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