Rumors about angels might sound far-fetched but this man makes it quite believable. His angelic voice has a sensual feeling that can soften the hardest of hearts. Born on the 19th of May 1992, Samuel Frederick Smith is a singer and songwriter.
Sam Smith was featured on the Disclosure song “Latch”, which was released on the 8th of October 2012 and reached its peak at No. 11 on the UK Single Chart. In February 2013, he released the first single from his debut album, “Lay Me Down”. He was also featured on Naughty Boy’s single “La La La”. It was released on. It was released on 19 May 2103 and peaked at No. 1 on the UK Single’s Chart. The same year, he released his first EP titled “Nirvana”. “Nirvana” consisted of four tracks. The first song in his EP “Safe with Me” is produced by Two Inch Punch and premiered on MistaJam’s BBC Radio 1Xtra show on 24th July 2013. The second song on the EP is tilted “Nirvana” and is produced by Craze & Hoax and Jonathan Creek. The EP also includes Smith’s acoustic solo version of “Latch” and a live version of “I’ve Told You Now”.
Smith released his second single titled “Money on My Mind” was released on 16th February, 2014. It was later announced that same year that his debut studio album titled “In The Lonely Hour” would be released on May 26th 2014 via the stable of Capital Records. Smith describes his album as “all about unrequited love” as he has never been been loved ack by all those that had been loved back by any of his love interests. His album reached the number one spot in the UK Albums Charts and number two on the Billboard 200, and by the 5th of November it had become the second biggest selling album of 2014 in the United States behind only 1989 by Taylor Swift. In January 2015, In The Lonely Hour was named the second best selling album of 2014 in the UK, behind X by Ed Sheeran. Smith went on his debut American headlining tour in the spring of 2014 with a setlist of primarily new material.
On 20th January 2014, Smith made his American television debut performing “Latch” with Disclosure on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He also perfromed on Saturday Night Live on 29 March 2014, performing the hit ballad “Stay with me” a sensual soulful where the singer pleaded with his lover to stay and not leave,and an acoustic version of “Lay Me Down” another sensual song that talks about the loss of a lover.
On to the accolades, at the 57th edition of the Grammys held on the February 8 2015, Smith performed “Stay with me” and received four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year (for “Stay with me”) and Best Pop Vocal Album (for In The Lonely Hour), he won the Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act. On May 2017, Smith received three Billboard Music Award: Top Male Artist, Top New Artist, and Top Radio Songs Artist.