Ian Axel and Chad Vaccarino make up the duo that is A Great Big World. The pair teamed up while they were both students at NYU, and they've been making music together ever since. Their brand of upbeat, hopeful pop sounds a little bit like Fun. at times, and a little bit like Broadway at other times, so it's no wonder that they got a huge break when their song, "This Is the New Year" was featured on an episode of Glee.

A Great Big World stopped by the iHeartRadio studios when they were in New York City recently, where they let us get to know Ian and Chad in their own, handwritten words.

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