- Sat Feb 18, 2017, 2:08 AM GMT
The 'American Idol' alum denies that he has a fling with the 'Stay With Me' singer despite acknowledging that Smith is a nice and funny guy.READ MORE
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.
The 'Ghost Town' singer addresses the rumor mills about his Instagram picture with the 'Writing's on the Wall' crooner.READ MORE
The 'Writing's on the Wall' singer says on Twitter that he's 'logging off for a while' just days after getting called out for claiming to be the first openly gay Oscar winner.READ MORE
The British crooner says he doesn't like the song off his 2014 debut album days after he called his performance at the 2016 Oscars the 'worst moment of [his] life.'READ MORE
'Singing was horrible. I hated every minute,' the British singer said of performing the song, which won him the Best Original Song Award at the Sunday, February 28 ceremony.READ MORE