This Mash Up ‘Thinking Out Loud,’ ‘I’m Not the Only One’ Is EVERYTHING

YouTube singing sensation Sam Tsui partnered with Casey Breves to gift the world with this amazing mash-up of Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” and Sam Smith’s “I’m Not The Only One.”

In this simple music video, Tsui flexes his vocals for Ed’s “Thinking Out Loud” while Casey simultaneously performs Sam’s “I’m Not the Only One.”

The 25 Most Popular Music Videos Of 2014

YouTube has released its list of the most popular music videos from around the world in 2014 and, unsurprisingly, it reads like a tour of the year’s biggest break-out hits.

From The Chainsmokers to Katy Perry, Kiesza to Enrique Iglesias, these are the videos that were impossible to miss this year.

25. 6AM by J Balvin feat. Farruko

Current number of views: 151,381,502

24. Black Widow by Iggy Azalea feat. Rita Ora

Current number of views: 161,258,868

23. Stay With Me by Sam Smith

Current number of views: 167,263,813

22. Hideaway by Kiesza

Current number of views: 164,543,814

21. Hangover by Psy feat. Snoop Dogg

Current number of views: 164,170,842

20. This Is How We Do by Katy Perry

Current number of views: 182,535,238

19. Loyal by Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne and Tyga

Current number of views: 190,848,202

18. Break Free by Ariana Grande feat. Zedd

Current number of views: 200,239,890

17. Bad by David Guetta and Showtek feat. Cassy

Current number of views: 195,744,396

16. El Perdedor by Enrique Iglesias feat. Marco Antonio Solís

Current number of views: 213,132,012

15. Adrenalina by Wisin feat. Jennifer Lopez and Ricky Martin

Current number of views: 234,733,137

14. #SELFIE by Chainsmokers

Current number of views: 266,419,896

13. Summer by Calvin Harris

Current number of views: 303,803,560

12. We Are One (Ole Ola) by Pitbull feat. Jennifer Lopez

Current number of views: 316,565,544

11. Problem by Ariana Grande feat. Iggy Azalea

Current number of views: 326,305,479

10. Anaconda by Nicki Minaj

Current number of views: 326,851,132

9. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor

Current number of views: 362,334,505

8. Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

Current number of views: 356,571,381

7. Chandelier by Sia

Current number of views: 369,305,886

6. Fancy by Iggy Azalea feat. Charli XCX

Current number of views: 386,940,006

5. Wiggle by Jason Derulo feat. Snoop Dogg

Current number of views: 400,257,237

4. La La La (Brazil 2014) by Shakira feat. Carlinhos Brown

Current number of views: 418,581,580

3. Can’t Remember to Forget You by Shakira feat. Rihanna

Current number of views: 442,988,853

2. Bailando by Enrique Iglesias feat. Descemer Bueno and Gente De Zona

Current number of views: 587,902,553

1. Dark Horse by Katy Perry feat. Juicy J

Current number of views: 715,995,746

11 Covers That Prove Kelly Clarkson Can Sing Anything

Three Grammys, 13 Billboard Music Awards and 12 years after being crowned the first American Idol, Kelly Clarkson is still amazing as ever.

The “Stronger” singer thrilled fans this week when she announced a new album for 2015.

Of course, it’s not just new songs we love Kelly for: When she tours, Clarkson invites fans to make song requests online and then picks one to perform when she gets into town—everything from Etta James to Eminem.

11. “Hit Me With Your Best Shot,” Pat Benatar

10. “Scrubs,” TLC

9. “You & I,” Lady Gaga

8. “You’re Still The One,” Shania Twain

7. “We are Young,” Fun feat. Janelle Monae

6. “Someone Like You,” Adele

5. “We Found Love In a Hopeless Place,” Rihanna

4. “Call Me Maybe,” Carly Rae Jepsen

3. “Always Be My Baby,” Mariah Carey

2. “Wide Awake,” Katy Perry

1. “I’ll Stand By You,” The Pretenders

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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He’s YouTube royalty.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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Troye Sivan, 19, started vlogging back in 2012, since then his channel has amassed over 2.5 million subscribers and 100 million views. He’s collaborated with A-list YouTubers like Zoella, Hannah Hart and Marcus Butler. His friendship with Tyler Oakley has spawned its own fandom, one with its own shipping portmanteau (Troyler, obvs) and the power to win the boys a Teen Choice Award.

He’s equal parts Lorde and Justin Bieber.

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Troye Sivan is what happens when you mix Lorde’s down-under roots and alt-pop sensibility with Bieber’s rabid fan-base and mainstream ambitions. It sounds crazy on paper but delightful through headphones.

His personality hasn’t been sanitized an overly cautious management team.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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Like most teens, Troye’s got sex on the brain and a sense of humor that would make most parents blush. Unlike most teen stars, however, these aspects of his personality haven’t been sandblasted away in an effort to make him seem as non-threatening as possible. He announced the release of his music video with a vlog in which he also pondered the consequences of horizontal butt-cracks.

He created his own opportunities.

Before he signed with EMI Music Australia, Troye wrote and released a lot of music independently. He recorded videos of himself singing cover songs, wrote musicalyear-end recaps and released an independent charity single inspired by The Fault In Our Stars. He wasn’t just handed a record deal because he had 2 million followers, he worked hard for it.

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His Tumblr-inspired aesthetic is the real deal.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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When you look at the visuals for TRXYE it’s obvious that years of reblogging has paid off for Troye. While other, older pop stars pluck indiscriminately from Tumblr’s pages in an effort to stay relevant, Troye’s moody, colorful aesthetic is clearly homegrown.

He’s outsourced promotion to his dedicated stan-base.

All Troye did to promote TRXYE was talk about it on social media; he didn’t do a press tour or give interviews. Instead, he relied on the power of his fans to propel him to the top of the charts with their GIFs, hashtags and vlogs. It ended up being a smart strategy because both “Happy Little Pill” and TRXYE debuted at the top of the iTunes chart in dozens of countries around the globe.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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He’s openly gay.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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This shouldn’t be a big deal, but when you can count the number of out-and-proud pop stars on one hand, it kind of is. Especially when you consider the fact that Adam Lambert, Frank Ocean and Sam Smith all waited until after they had experienced some success before to talk openly about being queer. Troye, however, came out a full year before his major-label debut.

His EP, TRXYE, has been out for less than a week and it’s already charting worldwide.

Everything You Need To Know About The YouTuber-Turned-Pop Star Troye Sivan

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What’s the point at which someone stops being Internet famous and starts just being plain-old famous? Surely it coincides with debuting at the top of the iTunes chart in fifty different countries and cracking the Billboard top five, right? It must.

What are you waiting for? Watch the music video for his single “Happy Little Pill” and get on the Troye Sivan bandwagon.

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Bebe Rexha Debuts ‘I Can’t Stop Drinking About You’ – Watch Now!

Bebe Rexha, 24-year-old Albanian-American singer who was once the lead singer of Pete Wentz’s band Black Cards, is embarking on a solo career now with the lead single from her debut album.

“‘I Can’t Stop Drinking About You‘ is about that gut-sinking feeling you get right after your heart’s been broken,” Bebe told Billboard. “I wanted the song to be a snapshot of how someone feels at that exact moment. The video is modest and raw, and I tried to capture that feeling of heart break and the whirlwind of the emotions that come with it: a little bit of anger, frustration, sadness, the craziness, and the fear of the unknown. It’s the aftermath of love gone wrong.”