My heart is broken. Let people be people, let's love together. The world is with you Orlando ❤️ https://t.co/pH5tBYn60o
Sam Smith (born May 19th 1992)
Sam Smith is a British pop singer best known for his multi-platinum hit 'Stay With Me'.
Net worth: Sam Smith has an estimated net worth of $15 million according to The Squandor (2015).
Musical career: Sam Smith's first major musical venture was featuring on Disclosure's 2012 platinum hit 'Latch'. This was followed up by his first single 'Lay Me Down' in 2013 and an appearance on Naughty Boy's number one 'La La La', as well as his first EP 'Nirvana'. In 2014, he released his debut album 'In The Lonely Hour' through Capitol Records. It topped the UK chart and reached number two in the US, and featured the hit singles 'Money On My Mind', 'Stay With Me' and 'I'm Not The Only One'. That year he also embarked on his first US headline tour, and performed on both 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and 'Saturday Night Live'. He joined the Band Aid 30 team for the new rendition of Bob Geldof's 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'. He has won six MOBO awards, a Brit and BBC's Sound of 2014.
Personal life: Sam Smith was raised in London by parents Kate and Frederick. He studied at St Mary's Catholic School in Bishop's Stortford as well as Youth Music Theatre UK and featured in their 2007 show 'Oh! Carol'. He performed in various jazz bands under the tutelage of Joanna Eden and was part of two choirs: the Bishop's Stortford Junior Operatics and Cantate Youth Choir. He came out as homosexual in 2014. He has admitted to suffering from OCD. He is Lily Allen's third cousin.
'25' sold more than Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Sam Smith put together in 2015 - despite only being on sale for the last five weeks of the year!
Confirming what we essentially already knew, Adele’s global domination is total, with the news that her latest album 25 outsold the rest of the top five bestsellers around the world put together in 2015.
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), a global body representing the music industry, reports that her long-awaited third album sold 17.4 million units in 2015, despite only coming out in late November. As a result, the organisation concludes that Adele has helped to reverse “two decades of almost uninterrupted decline” in the music business.
Adele performing live in Birmingham in April 2016
The new rendition was aired on BBC Radio 1.
Sam Smith is just one of those singers that never manages to leave a dry eye in the house. Now, he's taken things a step further by performing a sensational cover of the late Amy Winehouse's ballad 'Love Is A Losing Game' on BBC Radio 1 after seeing the biopic.
Sam Smith pays tribute to late idol Amy Winehouse
The 'Amy' documentary was probably one of the most touching films of the year, receiving widespread critical acclaim for its candid portrayal of Amy Winehouse's rise to stardom and her tragic fall from grace. As fans will know, the talented singer's short life was tainted by relationship woes and self-esteem issues in addition to the substance addiction she fell victim to - which makes her hits all the more moving when you hear them.
After three years of pretty much constant recording and touring, Smith is taking some time out to concentrate on his love life.
Having enjoyed an incredibly successful 18 months since his debut album was released, Sam Smith has announced that he’ll be taking a short break from all musical activity as he concentrates on his love life.
He told Entertainment Tonight at the red carpet premiere of the new James Bond movie Spectre, for which he sang the theme tune ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, that he’ll be taking a bit of time off from all touring and recording activities in order to focus on his personal life.
Sam Smith has announced a short break from music
Continue reading: Sam Smith Announces Break From Music
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge weren't the only special guests at the Royal James Bond screening.
The world premiere of the new James Bond film 'Spectre' was a Royal affair last night (October 26th 2015), as the red carpet played host to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (aka Prince William and Kate Middleton) as well as the stellar cast led by Daniel Craig and a number of other superstar faces from Shirley Bassey to Martin Freeman.
Lea Seydoux, Daniel Craig and Monica Bellucci at 'Spectre' premiere
The Royal Film Performance took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London in association with the Cinema and Television Benevolent Fund (CTBF); a charity that raises money for people working behind the scenes in the movie and television industry who have suffered financial setbacks in their lives. As well as the future King and his wife, Prince Harry was also spotted at the event, while previous events have even seen the Queen herself in attendance.
The star still recognises that he needs to be a spokesperson for LGBT people though.
Sam Smith is well known in the music industry for always having been open with his sexuality, and that's something that he's proud to be an icon for. However, he also admits that he wants to be role model for everyone out there - not just gay men.
Sam Smith wants to represent everyone who listens to his music
Confessing that he'd been out as gay since the tender age of 10, the 'Writings On The Wall' singer said in an interview that he was happy to represent the LGBT community, as long as that meant he could represent other people as well. 'There's nothing in my life that I'm prouder of', Smith told NME about coming out as a young boy. '[But] I didn't want [my] album to appeal to just one community, I wanted it to appeal to all of them. I wanted anyone, gay or straight, to be able to relate to me singing about men, like I was able to relate to Stevie Wonder or John Legend singing about girls.'
Continue reading: Sam Smith Wants His Music To Appeal To Everyone, Not Just Gay Fans
The trophies were to acknowledge his Bond theme song reaching Number 1, and for his debut album spending the highest amount of consecutive weeks in the UK Top Ten.
British singer Sam Smith has had a pretty incredible 18 months, rocketing to international superstardom with his debut album, and now he’s able to add not just one, but TWO Guinness World Records to his growing list of accolades.
The pair of records were given to him to honour his James Bond theme tune, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’, becoming the first such 007 track to reach the top of the UK Singles Chart earlier this month, and the second was to acknowledge his first album In The Lonely Hour staying in the Top Ten of the UK Albums Chart for the longest consecutive amount of weeks.
Since it was released on May 26th last year, the album has, to date, spent 69 weeks in a row inside the Top Ten, passing the previous record held by Emeli Sande for her album Our Version of Events (63 weeks) more than a month ago.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Receives Two Guinness World Records At Once
While over in the singles chart, Justin Bieber has knocked Sam Smith off the top spot.
Rudimental have scored their second number one album, with We The Generation topping the UK chart this weekend. The album follows the success of their 2013 debut Home and features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Bobby Womack and Lianne La Havas.
Rudimental are at number one with We The Generation.
Speaking to the Official Charts Company member Amir Amor said, "This is mad! When I think back to some of the seminal bands I’ve always loved, they all had at least two major records.”
Continue reading: Rudimental Score Second Number One Album With 'We The Generation'
'Writing's On The Wall' leads the soundtrack for 'Spectre'.
Sam Smith confesses he wanted to abandon the funky pop anthems for his take on the new James Bond theme for 'Spectre', and release a track that was memorable enough to be associated with the franchise rather than something that reflected himself. The result is the orchestral 'Writing's On The Wall'.
Sam Smith wanted Bond theme to be 'classic'
The 23-year-old singer reveals that, instead of taking on the usual pop aesthetic that has made him a success thus far, he wanted to create something 'timelessly classic' for 'Spectre'. Thus, it's not a driving rhythm or melancholic balladry we have here, but soaring cinematic soundscapes; the perfect combination of harmonic strings, building piano and a crescendo of a voice that goes from one end of Smith's range to the another quite remarkably. It's an impressive change in direction, perhaps surprisingly so in that he enlisted the help of trusted friend and producer Jimmy Napes (who previously worked on hits 'Stay With Me' and 'Lay Me Down') as well as Disclosure who brought themselves and Smith to worldwide attention with their 2012 single 'Latch'. A sound very different from anything we've heard from these guys so far.
Continue reading: Sam Smith Explains His 'Timelessly Classic' Take On James Bond Theme
The video for 'Writing’s On The Wall' is finally here on Global James Bond Day.
The video for Sam Smith’s Spectre theme, ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has finally dropped, giving 007 fans a look at some more footage from the upcoming film. Released to coincide with Global James Bond Day and the 53rd anniversary of first Bond film Dr. No, the video features Smith performing the song, intercut with scenes from Spectre.
The video for Sam Smith’s 'Writing's On The Wall’ has just dropped.
Directed by Luke Monaghan, the video is careful not to give away too much about the upcoming film. Smith is shown dressed in a sharp suit and singing the ballad in a variety of locations, including in an empty colosseum and in front of a row of coffins draped in Union Jacks.
Continue reading: Watch The Video For Sam Smith's 'Spectre' Theme 'Writing's On The Wall'
The song from ‘Spectre’ is the first Bond theme to top the UK singles chart.
Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ has become the first Bond theme to top the UK singles chart. The theme from the upcoming film Spectre, went straight in at number one in this week’s singles chart, with combined chart sales and streams of 70,000 copies, knocking Justin Bieber off the top spot.
Sam Smith is on top of the UK chart with ‘Writing’s On The Wall’
Speaking to the Official Charts Company Smith said, "It’s been an unforgettable experience working with Barbara [Broccoli] and Sam [Mendes] to become part of this British legacy. I couldn’t have done this without my fans – this is a special moment I’ll never forget.”
Sam Smith and John Legend - The pair recorded the track together in Los Angeles, earlier this year. The single is produced by Jimmy Napes and Steve Fitzmaurice and was written by Sam Smith, James Napier and Elvin Smith. Universal will donate 100% of its profits from the sale of the single to Comic Relief. - - Thursday 5th February 2015
Sam Smith - Celebrities at the Sarm studios to record the Band Aid 30 single 'Do they Know It's Christmas'. The new Band Aid 30 song and music video will debut on The X Factor results show Sunday night (16Nov). at The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th November 2014
Date of birth
19th May, 1992
My heart is broken. Let people be people, let's love together. The world is with you Orlando ❤️ https://t.co/pH5tBYn60o
I'm logging off for a while. Some Martinis shaken not stirred are definitely in order.
@theweeknd @LeoDiCaprio @TheAcademy you were sensational last night sir x
@IanMcKellen Thank you Ian xx I am a huge fan xx Sorry for the hiccup.
@DLanceBlack well 'Milk' was a masterpiece sir xx
x @common @johnlegend @jimmynapes https://t.co/h5zODHlBTa
Congratulations to my brother, my family... @jimmynapes x https://t.co/70Bnfx7CU6
I can't put into words how I feel other than... Hungover and Insanely happy x https://t.co/apGme6HGhM
Apologies for the mix up @DLanceBlack I'll be sure to check out your films now x Belated Congrats on the Oscar x
My point was to shine some light on the LGBT community who i love so dearly.
Second openly gay man to win an oscar or third or fourth or 100th, It wasn't my point.
So hungover. genuinely feels like a dream
I've never been so fucking nervous in my entire life. PHWOAAAAAAAR
Just posted a photo https://t.co/IcMsfYsv8M
Thank you @laurensarmes @pauledmonds217 @katesomerville georginahamed and DUNHILL. I feel so… https://t.co/AOLZiAMgme
LET'S GO @jimmynapes https://t.co/6gfCGmdLQu
Thanks dad for the good luck present 😩 https://t.co/IJO6BMn4uV
Just watched 'Brooklyn' the film. I am ugly crying. Unbelievable. I am also completely in love with @EmoryCohen !! My heart is hurting