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Sam Smith

Sam Smith

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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)

Biography


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


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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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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".
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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Sam Smith Joined by Mary J. Blige for 'Stay With Me' at New York Gig

June 19, 2014 04:54:40 GMT

brought out a special guest when he played a concert at The Apollo Theater in New York City on Tuesday night, June 17. The British sensation was in the middle of performing his hit "Stay With Me" when appeared onstage.
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Artist of the Week: Sam Smith

June 16, 2014 06:41:35 GMT

This has clearly been a great year for . The U.K. star, who found fame after being featured in 's 2012 breakthrough single called "Latch", is currently enjoying bigger success after the release of his debut album "".
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Sam Smith Opens Up About Sexuality and Unrequited Love

May 29, 2014 03:09:35 GMT

talks about sexuality and love life in a candid interview with The Fader. The British singer-songwriter, who is openly gay, tells the magazine that his debut album "" is actually about a man who does not love him back.
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Video: Sam Smith Performs 'Stay With Me' During First 'SNL' Appearance

March 31, 2014 03:15:11 GMT

served as the musical guest in the Saturday, March 29 episode of "". During his first appearance on the NBC show, the British singer wowed fans with the live performance of his two songs called "Stay With Me" and "Lay Me Down".
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