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

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!

Want a preview of what to expect November 13th? Watch YOK alumna Tove Lo perform “Habits” live on Big Morning Buzz.


See the press release below for more details:





11 Acts. 2 Hours. One Stage. Live from NYC.

A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, Echosmith, KONGOS, Mary Lambert, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, and Sam Smith to Perform, Collaborate and More From NYC’s Hammerstein Ballroom


Exclusive content and on-demand performances at YOKConcert.VH1.com + VH1 App

NEW YORK, NY (October 8, 2014) — VH1 will bring its entire 2014 You Oughta Know class of artists together on one stage for an unforgettable night of music with “VH1 You Oughta Know Live in Concert” live from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, November 13 at 9 PM ET.  Since its launch in 2005, VH1’s “You Oughta Know franchise has introduced promising new artists on the rise and serves as a barometer for what and who’s hot in music today.  The 2014 class of “You Oughta Know artists taking the Hammerstein stage live include: A Great Big World, Aloe Blacc, American Authors, Bleachers, CHVRCHES, Echosmith, KONGOS, Mary Lambert, Tove Lo, Vance Joy, and Sam Smith. The LIVE concert will be hosted by Nicole Richie, whose critically acclaimed “Candidly Nicole” was picked up for a second season by VH1 and will return in 2015.

This festival-styleconcert event will feature performances by each of the eleven You Oughta Know artists, including never-before-seen collaborations and covers. Viewers will also get an inside look at the artists’ personal lives and careers through VH1 original short film profiles that will showcase exactly what and why You Oughta Know about each of the performers.

“Our You Oughta Know franchise has an excellent track record of identifying the best new artists in music before they hit it big,” said Tom Calderone, President, VH1.  “For example, Lorde performed at our first-ever ‘You Oughta Know’ concert last year before she won Song Of The Year at the Grammy Awards three months later. Who knows how many future legends we have in this year’s line-up of 11 amazing artists?  I’m so incredibly proud that VH1 is presenting what’s sure to be THE live concert of the year on television.”  Ed Sheeran, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Lorde, Gotye and Sia and many, many more.

The VH1 You Oughta Knowfranchise has helped jumpstart and break the careers of some of music’s biggest names including: Lorde, Ed Sheeran, Adele, Mumford & Sons, Gotye and Sia and many, many more. In addition to selling millions of records and going platinum many times over, VH1 You Oughta Knowalums go on to win not just Grammys, but Golden Globes and even Academy Awards. Lorde, a 2013 You Oughta Knowartist, went on to sweep the music awards season racking up two Grammy Awards (including best new artist), two Billboard Music Awards, three World Music Awards, and an MTV VMA moon man.

For more information about the show, visit YOKConcert.VH1.com, “Like” VH1 on Facebook and follow @VH1 on Twitter and use the hashtag #YOKConcert to talk about the show. For fans in the NYC area, tickets will be available at 1iota.com.

Official sponsors of the VH1 “You Oughta Know in Concert” are Burger King®, Kia, and truth®.

VH1 “You Oughta Know Live in Concert is executive produced by Michael Dempsey for Dempsey Productions and Lee Rolontz and Sandy Alouete for VH1. Lara Fried is producing for VH1.

About VH1

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