Sam Smith Covers Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know'

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By now, you've probably heard of Sam Smith. He's been on everyone's mind lately, especially with the release of his cover of Whitney Houston's song "How Will I Know" — released late last week — which already has more than 2 million views.

The 22-year-old British singer is currently touring in intimate venues across the U.S., like the House of Blues and the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Check out Sam Smith's cover above, and let us know what you think!

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4 Songs You Didn't Know Were World Cup Anthems

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If you follow the FIFA World Cup, you may already know that every four years, the organization commissions an official anthem to represent the event. These multilingual songs are then used as warm-ups to the event, in addition to serving as a little momento from the big day.

But sometimes the songs become popular hits — and we're not even aware of their connection to fútbol. Here are four of the most popular, starting with...

#1 - Pitbull featuring Jennifer Lopez and Claudia Leitte, We Are One (Ole Ola)

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4 Reasons to Love Lyric Videos

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When it comes to lyric videos, there's some debate as to when they first originated. Some argue the first lyric video comes from Bob Dylan. The video for his song, "Subterranean Homesick Blues," was released in 1965, and it featured Dylan standing with cue cards bearing certain words in the song — "trench coat"; "kid"; "alley way."

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At the Billboard awards show over the weekend, Michael Jackson performed as a hologram. That is a sentence we now say and it is true. Jackson's hologram sang along to a newly-released song, "Slave to the Rhythm," the latest off his posthumous album Xscape. The spectacle was all anyone could talk about that night, the next day, and probably for a while to come.

So maybe holograms are ushering in a new form of live entertainment?

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We don't always do Beyonce-only news, but this week, I thought: why not? Mostly, I found three Beyonce-related things I wanted to post about on the blog and I couldn't do it without at least acknowledging that yes, I know it's overkill. So a Beyonce post works, guys. Here's what's going on with Mrs. Knowles-Carter this week:

Swing Version of "Drunk In Love"

People do covers of Beyonce's songs all the time — some are great, some are good, some are okay, some are terrible. This one is pretty great. It's fun and re-imagines the song in a whole new way, big-band style!

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