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!
For more info, read the full press release below:
VH1 and Spotify are partnering to crown the “You Oughta Know Artist of the Year” from the 2014 Class of “You Oughta Know” artists at the second annual “VH1 You Oughta Know Live in Concert” live from New York City’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, November 13 at 9 PM ET. Starting today, fans will begin voting for their favorite artist from the 2014 Class of “You Oughta Know” artists simply by listening to their music directly on Spotify. Each Spotify play will count as one vote, so the more fans listen, the more they vote. Spotify will keep the tally of all the plays until November 13th, when the “You Oughta Know Artist of the Year” will be crowned during the live telecast event.
The day of the live show, Thursday, November 13th, VH1 and Spotify will announce the top 3 artists via VH1’s social accounts and at YOKConcert.VH1.com. Fans will continue voting via Spotify and the Twitter hashtag formula #ArtistNameYOK to help select the “You Oughta Know Artist of the Year,” who will be announced in the live show.
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.
The VH1 “You Oughta Know” franchise 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 Know” alums go on to win not just Grammys, but Golden Globes and even Academy Awards. Lorde, a 2013 “You Oughta Know” artist, went on to sweep the music awards season racking up two Grammy Awards, 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.
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.