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Sam Smith

Sam Smith


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

Samuel Frederick Smith

Birth Date :

May 19, 1992

Birth Place :

Bishop's Stortford, England, UK

Claim to fame :

Single "Money on My Mind" (2014)


Sam Smith was born Samuel Frederick Smith in the rural county of Cambridgeshire, England, on May 19, 1992. He is a third-cousin of singer Lily Allen and actor Alfie Allen. Starting performing at a very young age, Smith was placed in formal vocal training with a local jazz singer at the age of 8, after his parents heard him sing along to Whitney Houston's "My Love Is Your Love" one morning on the drive to his Catholic primary school. Much of his childhood and adolescence, thereafter, was spent in theater rehearsals. His mother, then a prominent banker in London, often asked her son to perform for friends and associates at dinner parties. From the age of 12, Smith's career was handled by six different managers, with guarantees of fame that never came to pass. When he was 16, his mother was fired from her job for "gross misconduct," after supposedly spending too much company time on his budding pop career.

Smith rose to fame after he's featured in Disclosure's 2012 hit single "Latch". The song peaked at No. 11 on the U.K. Singles Chart. He then released his debut single "Lay Me Down" in early 2013. The track was also confirmed as the lead single from his debut album. Later that year, Smith joined forces with Naughty Boy for "La La La" that eventually landed at No. 1 on U.K. Singles Chart. That October he released the "Nirvana" EP, which included an acoustic reading of "Latch", and by the end of February 2014 he was at the top of the U.K. singles chart once again with "Money on My Mind", an infectious track that inventively married his relaxed vocal with a frenetic beat. Smith's debut full-length, "In the Lonely Hour", was released in May in his home country, while fans in the U.S. would have to wait until June 17.

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Tom Petty Calls Sam Smith Songwriting Dispute 'a Musical Accident'

January 29, 2015 22:05:27 GMT

is pleased with the way handled their songwriting dispute. Now that matter is resolved, the classic rock star describes the similarities between his song "I Won't Back Down" and Smith's "Stay With Me" as "a musical accident no more no less."

Sam Smith Is 'Annoyed' by Comparisons to Adele, Doesn't Mind Losing a Grammy to Beyonce

January 29, 2015 07:50:30 GMT

wants everyone to stop calling him the male version of . The British singer, who graces the latest edition of Rolling Stone, admits to being "annoyed" by comparisons to the "Someone Like You" songbird as he talks about his rise to stardom in an accompanying interview with the magazine.

Sam Smith Should Pay Tom Petty Songwriting Royalties Over 'Stay With Me'

January 27, 2015 02:03:50 GMT

has been given a co-writing credit on 's hit "Stay With Me". According to The Sun, the veteran singer noticed that the song, which was one of 2014's bests, sounded very similar to his 1989 classic "I Won't Back Down". His lawyers then contacted Smith's team and the case was eventually settled out of court back in October.

Sam Smith Sparks Breakup Rumor With Boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel

January 22, 2015 19:50:03 GMT

is reportedly no longer dating Jonathan Zeizel. The British chart-topping singer hinted at their separation during an emotional performance of his song "Good Thing" at a recent concert at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Pharrell Williams, Miranda Lambert, Sam Smith Added as 2015 Grammy Performers

January 21, 2015 18:42:34 GMT

New additions to the musical guest lineup for the upcoming 57th annual Grammy Awards are unearthed. The likes of , , , , , and are set to make merry the Music's Biggest Night.

GLAAD Awards 2015 Nominees Include 'Imitation Game', 'Transparent', and Sam Smith

January 21, 2015 15:12:27 GMT

Nominees for the upcoming 26th annual GLAAD Media Awards are revealed. Vying for the honors from the LGBT community are Alan Turing biopic "", Amazon's new series "", and British rising star among others.

Sam Smith, Disclosure and More Sued Over Alleged Stolen Lyrics on Hit Songs

January 19, 2015 08:22:47 GMT

and are among some names in music being sued as they're accused of using stolen lyrics on their hit songs. According to a new report by Daily Mail, an unknown singer/songwriter named Katie Farrah Sopher says the lyrics in question are from her songbook which her ex-boyfriend Sean Sawyers stole and sold to people in the industry.

Sam Smith Leads Nominees of 2015 BRIT Awards With Five

January 16, 2015 02:21:44 GMT

and are among the biggest nominees for the 2015 BRIT Awards. The former leads the pack with five nods including British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act. His hit "Stay With Me" is up for British Single and British Video while its parent album "" is nominated for British Album of the Year.

Sam Smith Flawlessly Singing Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love' in the Shower

January 09, 2015 08:22:47 GMT

also sounds incredible singing in the shower. The British superstar's new boyfriend Jonathan Zeizel recently recorded him singing ' "Drunk in Love" in the bathroom and then shared it with fans all over the world via Instagram.

Sam Smith May Collaborate With Rihanna, Calls Some Pop Stars 'Awful'

January 06, 2015 04:52:06 GMT

may be appearing on 's upcoming eighth studio album, which is tentatively titled "R8". The British singer hinted that he had a collaboration with the Bajan beauty in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.

The 10 Hottest New Music Acts of 2014

December 26, 2014 09:05:51 GMT

With 2015 is fast approaching, AceShowbiz returns with its list of 10 hottest new stars who amazed the world with their talents in the past 12 months. These artists, mostly are teens and in their early 20s, managed to rule the charts and and took home prestigious awards at various prize-giving events while facing tough competitions with already-established acts in the game.

Beyonce and Sam Smith Among Nominees for Grammy's Album of the Year

December 06, 2014 05:16:45 GMT

The nominees for the Album of the Year award at the 57th annual Grammys are here. and , who are both now the biggest nominees with six nods each, are among musicians whose albums are featured in the coveted category.

Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande Among First Wave of 2015 Grammy Nominees

December 05, 2014 17:08:34 GMT

The Recording Academy kicked off the Grammy nomination announcement Friday, December 5 on "CBS This Morning". The first wave of nominees were revealed as and unveiled four categories for the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.

Sam Smith Among Winners in Music at 2014 NewNowNext Awards

December 03, 2014 06:44:58 GMT

The full winners list of the 2014 NewNowNext Awards has been unveiled. The winners in all fields including music, TV and Movie were announced during the ceremony at Kimpton's Surfcomber hotel on Miami's South Beach on Tuesday night, December 2.

American Music Awards 2014: Sam Smith, Luke Bryan Added to Winners List

November 24, 2014 02:45:52 GMT

The 2014 American Music Awards continues. , , and a.k.a. rocked the stage at Los Angeles' Nokia Theater with their cover of The Romantics' "What I Like About You" before was announced as the winner of Favorite Male - Latin award.

Selena Gomez and Imagine Dragons Tapped to Perform at 2014 American Music Awards

November 07, 2014 09:05:10 GMT

More performers for the 2014 American Music Awards were announced on Thursday, November 6. and are now among A-list musicians set to take the stage at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on November 23.

People's Choice Awards 2015: Sam Smith Leads Music Nominees With Four

November 05, 2014 02:13:02 GMT

The nominees for the 2015 People's Choice Awards have been announced. In music field, becomes the most nominated act as he bags four nods including Favorite Male Artist, Favorite Breakout Artist and Favorite Song for his hit "Stay With Me".

Video: Sam Smith Joined Onstage by Ed Sheeran for 'Stay With Me' at Concert

October 31, 2014 04:41:11 GMT

had a surprise for fans who attended his concert at Manchester's Albert Hall on Wednesday night, October 29. During the performance of "Stay With Me", hundreds of people in the crowd went wild when unexpected guest appeared on the stage.

Sam Smith Dominates 2014 MOBO Awards

October 23, 2014 19:50:23 GMT

MOBO (Music of Black Origin) announced winners for this year's awards in a ceremony Wednesday night, October 22. won the most prizes, taking home at least four coveted statues including Best Song and Best Album.

Kelly Clarkson Performs Amazing Cover of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me' During Concert

October 22, 2014 08:54:03 GMT

wowed fans with her cover of 's "Stay With Me" when she performed at the grand opening of the Microsoft store in Charlotte, North Carolina recently. The event marked the "" alum's first solo show since giving birth to her first child River Rose.

Sam Smith Announces Dates for 2015 North American Tour

October 17, 2014 02:54:35 GMT

is bringing his "In the Lonely Hours" tour to North America early next year. According to itinerary posted on his Facebook page on Thursday, October 16, the British sensation will kick off the 16-date trek on January 9 at Fox Theatre in Atlanta, GA.

Sam Smith Releases 'Restart' Music Video

September 30, 2014 08:38:22 GMT

has unveiled a music video for his song "Restart". Released on Vevo on September 29, the 4-minute video shows behind-the-stage footage and preparations before the British singer takes the stage in front of thousands of excited fans.

Mary J. Blige Premieres Sam Smith-Penned New Song 'Therapy'

September 23, 2014 03:56:53 GMT

has released a new song titled "Therapy". Premiered on Monday morning, September 22 on "The Elvis Duran" show on Z100 radio, the track is available for free download for fans who pre-order her new album "" on iTunes.

Mary J. Blige's 'The London Sessions' Album to Feature Sam Smith, Disclosure and More

September 02, 2014 07:52:51 GMT

is releasing a new album later this year. In a new interview with The Observer, the singer revealed that her new LP would be titled "" and she had worked with some of the brightest British stars for it.

Sam Smith Is Announced as VMA Performer as MTV Is Warned to Avoid 'Explicit Sexual Content'

August 20, 2014 07:30:44 GMT

is the latest addition to the line-up of performers for the upcoming MTV Video Music Awards. The British singer, who will make his U.S. awards show performance debut, is scheduled to grace the stage at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on Sunday night, August 24.

Sam Smith Denies Recording 'James Bond' Theme Song

August 15, 2014 08:44:12 GMT

is not following in fellow British singer 's footsteps after all. In a new interview with NME, the "Stay With Me" hitmaker denied recent rumors suggesting he would record the theme song of the next "James Bond" movie.

Chris Messina Cheats on Dianna Agron in Sam Smith's 'I'm Not the Only One' Video

August 02, 2014 01:46:17 GMT

has debuted the music video for his track "I'm Not the Only One". Directed by Luke Monaghan, the cinematic visuals features "" actress and "" star portraying an unhappily married couple.

Vin Diesel Does a Hilarious Cover of Sam Smith's 'Stay With Me'

August 01, 2014 06:48:05 GMT

showed off his singing ability when he recently visited U.K.'s Capital FM to promote his new film "". The actor, who voices Groot in the forthcoming Marvel flick, performed a cover of 's hit single "Stay With Me" and it's just hilarious.

Maroon 5, Pharrell, Sam Smith and More Announced as iTunes Fest Headliners

July 21, 2014 09:07:10 GMT

Several big names in music have been listed as performers for the 2014 iTunes Festival, which will be held for the eighth time in the U.K. in September. Apple announced on Monday, July 21 that , and would be among stars to take the stage at the Roundhouse in Camden.

Video: Sam Smith Performs Touching Cover of Whitney Houston's 'How Will I Know'

June 23, 2014 07:13:05 GMT

amazes the world again, this time with his cover of 's classic "How Will I Know". The British singer performed a stripped down version of the 1985 upbeat song during his visit to SiriusXM Hits1 in New York City on Friday, June 20.

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