I had the television on right before I was going to sleep and the 2013 Victoria Secret Fashion Show was playing. At the same time, I was very impressed and loved the performance by Ian Axel of A Great Big World. I instantly Shazamed (iOS/Android/Windows) the song and found out that their album is set to land on January 14, 2014. I'm excited and of already downloaded both singles. There are two versions and both are great; Say Something and Say Something feat. Christina Aguilera. Check it out! You can also listen to a few different songs on their website.
The story of A Great Big World began in the crowded practice rooms at NYU. Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino were both studying music business while fostering dreams of writing and performing on Broadway and beyond. Ian quickly saw potential in partnering with Chad, and started lobbying him to work together on new songs. Chad smiles, "I kept blowing him off for awhile, and then one day I heard him singing nervously at the piano. I was like, 'your voice is amazing. Let's work on these songs. Let's be friends.’"
via Amazon biography
Here's an amazing performance that was on NBC The Voice:
Christina Aguilera and A Great Big World: "Say Something"
I thought that Taylor Swift worked out well too. VS has definitely stepped it up a notch with all the musical performances the past few years!