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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.

Latest News

Sam Smith Cancels More Tour Dates as He Seeks Treatment in the U.S.

May 05, 2015 09:17:07 GMT

has axed more dates on his tour because of his illness. After canceling a handful of Australian shows last week due to a hemorrhage on his vocal chords, the British singer wrote in an Instagram post sent out on Monday, April 5 that concerts scheduled to take place in Japan and the Philippines wouldn't be happening either.

Sam Smith Reschedules Australian Shows due to Vocal Chord Hemorrhage

April 29, 2015 06:33:37 GMT

is forced to cancel the remaining dates in the Australian leg of his tour due to a hemorrhage on his vocal chords. The British singer announced the cancellation and apologized to fans in a statement posted on his Instagram page on Tuesday, April 28.

Sam Smith Confesses That Being Called Fat Hurts Him More Than Any Homophobic Slurs

April 21, 2015 06:47:22 GMT

opened up about his longtime weight battle in an interview with Australia's "60 Minutes". On the show which aired on Sunday, April 19, the English singer admitted that being called fat was more hurtful than any anti-gay slurs.

Paul McCartney, Metallica, Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine Booked for 2015 Lollapalooza

March 25, 2015 16:24:24 GMT

Lollapalooza announces lineup for this year's festivity as summer is coming closer. Former member , heavy metal band , British rising star , and indie rock band are lined up to make merry the music event.

Sam Smith Lost 14 Pounds in Two Weeks

March 19, 2015 09:30:25 GMT

has dropped 14 pounds. The "I'm Not the Only One" singer revealed through Instagram pictures how he shed 14 pounds in just two weeks. In a picture posted on Tuesday, March 17, he was seen holding Amelia Freer's book, "Eat. Nurish. Glow." He captioned it, "Three weeks ago I met a woman who has completely changed my life. Amelia Freer has helped me lose over a stone in 2 weeks and has completely transformed my relationship with food."

Video: Sam Smith and John Legend Perform 'Lay Me Down' for Red Nose Day

March 16, 2015 04:51:41 GMT

recently reunited with to perform the duet version of "Lay Me Down". The duo delivered the first live rendition of the song during BBC One's "Comic Relief - Face the Funny" event for Red Nose Day.

Sam Smith Cancels Show in Milan due to Laryngitis

March 10, 2015 07:32:21 GMT

had to cancel his show in Milan, Italy due to laryngitis. The singer took to Twitter to announce the disappointing news and apologize to fans just hours before the concert was slated to take place at the city's Alcatraz Club on Monday night, March 9.

Sam Smith Still Waiting for his Grammy Trophies: 'It's Annoying'

February 27, 2015 04:20:17 GMT

was one of the biggest winners at the 2015 Grammy Awards earlier this month. The British sensation won in four different categories including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for his hit "Stay With Me", but he's just revealed that he has yet to receive any of the trophies.

Kim Kardashian Takes Selfie With Kanye, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith After Selfie Fail at BRIT Awards

February 26, 2015 09:10:11 GMT

took selfie with her husband , and at the 2015 BRIT Awards on Wednesday, February 26. She captioned it, "Britt Awards!!! @TaylorSwift @samsmithworld."

Sam Smith and Charli XCX Among Nominees for 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards

February 19, 2015 09:16:38 GMT

and are among the nominees for the 2015 mtvU Woodie Awards. The two British singers are pitted against each other and some other names like , Run the Jewels, and Porter Robinson for the biggest prize of the event, Woodie's Artist of the Year.

Nathan Sykes of The Wanted to Make Music With Sam Smith

February 17, 2015 04:39:18 GMT

Still working on his debut solo album, Nathan Sykes has aimed high by promising collaboration with British singer-songwriter . In an exclusive interview with E! News, he just couldn't stop talking about how much he adores him.

Grammy Awards 2015: Beck Earns Album of the Year, Sam Smith Dominates Winners List

February 09, 2015 05:20:36 GMT

and were the biggest winners of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which has just been wrapped up. The 44-year-old musician, whose "" was named the Best Rock Album earlier in the day, surprised the crowd at Los Angeles' Staples Center as well as millions of viewers at home when the same effort was unexpectedly announced as the winner for the coveted Best Album of the Year.

Grammy Awards 2015: Sam Smith and Pharrell Among Early Winners

February 09, 2015 02:12:53 GMT

The 57th Annual Grammy Awards has officially started. kicked off the event, which is currently airing live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, with the live performance of their hits "Rock or Bust" and "Highway to Hell".

NAACP Image Awards 2015: Beyonce, Pharrell and Sam Smith Among Winners in Music

February 07, 2015 06:35:27 GMT

The complete winners list of the 2015 NAACP Image Awards has been revealed. was among the winners at the awards event airing on Friday night, February 6 as she took home the Outstanding Female Artist trophy after edging out competitors including , and .

Sam Smith Gets Married in 'Lay Me Down' Music Video

February 06, 2015 01:58:11 GMT

has released the official music video for his new single, "Lay Me Down". Premiering on Thursday, February 5, the clip was shot at the parish church of St. Margaret, Lee outside London by director Ryan Hope.

Sam Smith and Iggy Azalea Lead Nominees for 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards

February 04, 2015 19:29:55 GMT

Artists vying for 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards are revealed. British new singer and Aussie rising star dominate the nomination with five nods each. and trail closely behind with four each.

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.

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