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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's Wax Statue Unveiled at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco

August 11, 2015 15:09:08 GMT

has been immortalized in wax. The British singer unveiled his wax figurine Monday, August 10 at Madame Tussauds in San Francisco.

Video Premiere: Disclosure's 'Omen' Ft. Sam Smith

July 27, 2015 09:21:03 GMT

The anticipated new collaboration between and is finally here. The British electronic music duo debuted their latest single "Omen", which features guest vocals from the 23-year-old singer, along with its accompanying music video on early Monday morning, July 27.

Sam Smith Posts 'Shush' Snap Amid Rumors He's Dating Former 'TOWIE' Star Charlie King

July 27, 2015 07:17:29 GMT

In the wake of rumors that he's dating former "The Only Way Is Essex" star Charlie King, took to Instagram to post a topless picture of himself making a "shush" gesture. However, the topless picture had nothing to do with the dating rumors.

Sam Smith Denies Recording 'James Bond' Theme, Hints at Ellie Goulding's Involvement

July 04, 2015 03:59:27 GMT

There have been rumors that is eyed to sing the theme of the next "James Bond" film, "". The British superstar has expressed desire to do the job, but he ruled himself out as potential contender in a new interview with Capital FM.

Sam Smith's Instagram Apparently Gets Hacked, Features NSFW Photo of a Naked Woman in Shower

July 03, 2015 04:00:16 GMT

's Instagram account apparently got hacked. On Thursday, July 2, the singer's Instagram was flooded with comments by fans after a super racy picture of a woman in shower suddenly popped up on his account.

Sam Smith Announces New Collaboration With Disclosure

June 20, 2015 06:08:24 GMT

and are seemingly planning to repeat the success of their breakthrough single "Latch". On Friday, June 19, the "Stay With Me" singer took to Twitter to announce that he's readying a new collaboration with the EDM duo.

Sam Smith Can Speak Again Three Weeks After Vocal Cord Surgery

June 04, 2015 03:18:05 GMT

's speaking ban has finally been lifted. The "Stay With Me" crooner is allowed to speak again three weeks after undergoing vocal cord surgery in May.

Miley Cyrus, Sam Smith and Other Celebs Praise Ireland for Legalizing Gay Marriage

May 25, 2015 10:36:17 GMT

Celebrities flooded Twitter after Republic of Ireland made history by legalizing same-sex marriage through referendum. They joined the crowd showing their support to the social progress in that country.

Sam Smith Wants to Be a Voice for Gay Youth and Set Up His Own Charity

May 20, 2015 14:11:29 GMT

Openly gay singer wants to become a voice for gay youth all over the world who face difficulty with their sexuality. Even greater, he would also like to establish his own charity.

Sam Smith Gets Authentic Harry Potter Wands on 23rd Birthday

May 20, 2015 06:08:20 GMT

Officially turning 23 years old on Tuesday, May 19, received the best present ever from his sisters, the authentic Harry Potter wands. "My sisters are actually the f***ing BEST. They got me authentic Harry Potter wands!!!!!!!!!! Best present EVERRRRRRR," he captioned an Instagram photo of himself sitting on a coach with his right hand waving one of the wands to the camera.

Billboard Music Awards 2015: Taylor Swift, Sam Smith Among Biggest Winners

May 18, 2015 03:59:06 GMT

The 2015 Billboard Music Awards was brought to a close with a performance by . The rapper played "All Day" off his new album "" after an introduction from her sisters-in-law and .

Billboard Music Awards 2015: Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor Added to Winners List

May 18, 2015 02:40:40 GMT

More winners of the 2015 Billboard Music Awards have been revealed. Following a performance of "See You Again" by and , along with violinist , presented with the Top Male Vocal Artist Award

Sam Smith Is 'High on Pain Killers' Following Throat Surgery

May 15, 2015 04:02:10 GMT

has just completed his throat surgery. He shared an update on his latest condition via Twitter, writing, "Just woken up from op. I'm high on pain killers and listening to hahahahaha."

Sam Smith Cancels More Concerts to Undergo Vocal Cord Surgery

May 07, 2015 18:18:35 GMT

gives update on his health condition after he fell ill and canceled some of his scheduled performances. The British singer says he is preparing for surgery as his vocal cord hemorrhage is getting worse. He needs more time to recuperate so he is forced to scrap more shows.

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, 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.

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