Grammys 2014: Lorde, Bruno Mars + You Oughta Know’s Big Wins

  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

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  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Singer Lorde accepts the Best Pop Solo Performance award for ’Royals’ onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Singer Lorde accepts the Best Pop Solo Performance award for ’Royals’ onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Lorde performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know Beyonce

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Lorde and Beyonce attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know Taylor Swift

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Singers Taylor Swift (L) and Lorde attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

  • Lorde Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know Sara Bareilles

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Singer Sara Bareilles (L) presents musician Lorde the Song of the Year award for ’Royals’ onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Bruno Mars Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Musician Bruno Mars accepts the Best Pop Vocal Album award for ’Unorthodox Jukebox’ onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Bruno Mars Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Model Jessica Caban (L) and recording artist Bruno Mars attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

  • Civil Wars Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Singer/songwriter John Paul White of The Civil Wars accepts the Best Country Duo/Group Performance for ’From This Valley’ onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Civil Wars Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: (L-R) John Paul White of The Civil Wars, Jenny White and guest attend the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)

  • Gary Clark Jr Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Musician Gary Clark Jr., winner of Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Please Come Home” poses in the press room during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

  • Gary Clark Jr Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Musician Gary Clark Jr. accepts the Best Traditional R&B Performance Award for “Please Come Home” onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards Pre-Telecast Show at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Gary Clark Jr Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Musicians Keith Urban (L) and Gary Clark Jr. perform onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • Gary Clark Jr Grammys VH1 You Oughta Know

    LOS ANGELES, CA – JANUARY 26: Musician Gary Clark Jr. performs onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

While the robots of Daft Punk, BeyoncĂ© and Jay Z and Taylor-In-Training Kacey Musgraves are out celebrating their wins at tonight’s Grammy Awards, we’re beaming with pride for our very own You Oughta Know family. VH1’s roster of emerging artists past and present were nominated in 17 categories this year, with Lorde and Bruno Mars scooping up big trophies for Song of the Year and Best Pop Vocal Album, respectively.

Our YOK act from September 2013, 17-year-old Lorde also beat out the likes of Justin Timberlake, Katy Perry and Sara Bareilles in the Best Pop Solo Performance category–and thanked the aforementioned acts who went from being her inspirations to her peers, with grace. In addition to taking home trophies and winning over new fans with adorably humble acceptance speeches (ahem, Ms. O’Connor), the faces of YOK were all over the Grammy stage. Whether it was Gary Clark Jr. shredding for eternity or a straight-haired Lorde giving her best goth claw, it feels good to say we knew group was something special. Check out how VH1’s YOK alums fared at the 2014 Grammy Awards:

Lorde
2 wins: Song of the Year (“Royals”), Best Pop Solo Performance (“Royals”)

Bruno Mars
1 win: Best Pop Vocal Album (Unorthodox Jukebox)

The Civil Wars
1 win: Best Country Duo/Group Performance (“From This Valley”)

Gary Clark Jr.
1 win: Best Traditional R&B Performance (Please Come Home)

Congrats to everyone in our You Oughta Know family on their well-deserved nominations, wins and amazing live performances. Here’s to lots more great music in 2014!

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