Fact: Sam Smith and Sir Ian McKellen were among those honoured at the British Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Awards in London on Friday (13May16). Smith won the award for Music Artist of the Year, while MCKellen was given the Global Icon Award for his activism on behalf of the LGBTQ community.
Fact: Sam Smith's hitmaking partner Jimmy 'Napes' Napier was the toast of the SESAC Pop Awards in New York City on Monday night (18Apr16), winning Songwriter and Song of the Year honours for the soul singer's I'm Not the Only One. Napier earned the same two prizes from officials at the Society of European Stage Authors and Composers (SESAC) last year (15) for Smith's Stay With Me. The songwriting partners also recently claimed gold at the Oscars for their James Bond theme Writing's On The Wall.
Fact: Singer Sam Smith and songwriter Jimmy Napes calmed their Oscars nerves by sipping on tea made for them by Governors Ball chef Wolfgang Puck. The duo was handed the soothing brew by E! host Ryan Seacrest during the Academy Awards pre-show, and then made their way down the red carpet with tea in hand. The tea perhaps gave the Brits a little extra luck on the night - Smith and Napes claimed gold for their James Bond theme Writing's on the Wall.
Fact: Multi-instrumentalist Jack Garrett has been named the recipient of the Critics' Choice prize at the 2016 BRIT Awards. He beat out competition from soul singer Izzy Bizu and songwriter Frances to land the honour, which he will receive at the London ceremony in February (16). Previous winners include Adele, Sam Smith and James Bay.
Fact: Izzy Bizu, Jack Garratt and Frances have been named as the finalists for the BRIT Awards' prestigious Critics' Choice prize. The winner will be announced on 27 November (15), and the chosen artist will follow in the footsteps of previous recipients Adele, Sam Smith and Jessie J. The award will be handed out at the London ceremony on 24 February (16).
Fact: Soul singer Sam Smith surprised fans at electronic dance duo Disclosure's concert in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (29Sep15) by taking to the stage to sing their hit collaboration Latch and new track Omen. The gig marked Disclosure's first-ever arena show, and Sam praised them on Instagram.com following the appearance, writing, "SUPRISE LA xx what a night. Feel very honoured to have been on stage with two of my favourite people @disclosure to kick off the first show of there (sic) tour. This album of there's, is still flying high at number one and tonight showed exactly why."
Quote: "I knew a while ago. I've written with Jimmy Napes and he was not supposed to tell me but he did. He kind of let it drop because he is not good at lying. So I knew for ages. I decided to not acknowledge (the speculation), which I thought was OK considering I didn't place the rumour in the first place." Ellie Goulding has known for a while that Sam Smith would be singing the latest James Bond movie theme.
Quote: "I had to lie through my teeth, which isn't much fun. My lying is really good now, when you say 'genuinely' people believe it." Sam Smith did not enjoy deceiving fans over his recording of the theme song to upcoming JAMES BOND film SPECTRE. On a number of occasions, he completely denied he had been given the coveted job.
Quote: "When someone calls you gay, there's not much you can do about that because I am. Whereas, if someone calls you fat, there is something you can do about that... I went to bed last night dreaming of tuna melts. I love food." Soul star Sam Smith admits maintaining his recent weight loss is a daily struggle.
Quote: "It's been a struggle to get through. I've got to plan longer resting breaks in between shows. I just need to stop writing songs that are too high to sing!" British soul star Sam Smith jokes about life after vocal cord surgery. The singer underwent the operation in May (15) after developing a haemorrhage while on tour.
Quote: "The food is the big thing for me. I'm moving around all the time, but I just love food. I still love it. It's going to be a battle for the rest of my life. I mean it's not like this horrible diet that kills me. When I want to eat something bad I do it, but I've just got to stay on top of it, which is tough." British singer Sam Smith admits he will always struggle to control his weight.
Tweet: "My sun burn is SO BAD Lobster viiiiiiiibes". British soul star Sam Smith is suffering after spending too much time in the sun.
Fact: Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith will headline the 2015 Midtown Festival in Atlanta, Georgia's Piedmont Park in September (15). The line-up also features sets by Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, Billy Idol, Panic! At The Disco, Run The Jewels and Icona Pop
Quote: "He's bought the house next door to me in Hampstead. I saw him there the other day. He's a lovely guy. I met him just before he really blew up, which was a nice thing." Boy George is thrilled with his new London neighbour, pop star Sam Smith.
Tweet: "OVER ONE BILLION VIEWS ON MY VEVO CHANNEL Thank you, I love you all." Sam Smith thanks fans for giving his Vevo online video channel a big boost.
Fact: British pop star Sam Smith is sporting a new anchor tattoo in honour of his fans, who he calls his Little Sailors. Late last year (14) the Stay With Me hitmaker took to Instagram.com to tell his followers he wanted to get an ink tribute to them and he has now returned to the photo-sharing site to show off the small tattoo on his wrist. He added in the caption, "For you, my little sailors."
Quote: "I love Rihanna. I actually love her. She nearly turned me straight the night I met her." Sam Smith has a huge crush on Rihanna.
Tweet: "Guys I have some news... I'm straight... April fools." Gay star Sam Smith attempts to prank his Twitter followers on April Fool's Day.
Fact: British soul singer Sam Smith is the latest star to take part in U.K. Vogue magazine's monthly 'Today I'm Wearing...' feature, in which a celebrity submits an image of their 'Outfit of the Day'. Smith will take a photograph of his clothing every day for the month of April (15) and the snaps will be posted on the publication's website.
Tweet: "Thank you Juno Awards!! Gutted I couldn't be there but thank you." Sam Smith thanks voters of Canada's music prizegiving after landing the award for International Album of the Year with his debut record, In the Lonely Hour. Smith, who is currently on tour in Europe, also has reason to celebrate in his native U.K. after scoring a rare chart double by topping both the album and singles countdowns for In the Lonely Hour and Lay Me Down, his collaboration with John Legend.
Fact: British pop star Sam Smith has re-recorded his debut single Lay Me Down with U.S. star John Legend to support U.K. charity Comic Relief. The stars are due to perform the track on live telethon Comic Relief - Face The Funny on U.K. Tv on Friday (13Mar15).
Tweet: "I'd also like to thank everyone who's voted for me over the past month, I have the best fans in the world." Sam Smith is hoping for another big night as he tweets fans on the way to the Brit Awards in London. The singer is up for a string of awards at the O2 Arena ceremony on Wednesday night (25Feb15).
Quote: "Because it was such a ridiculous night, I didn't want to go to any of the celebrity parties. So I went to my (record) label's house in the (Hollywood) Hills. I flew my mum and my dad and my little sisters out (from England) and we all had some (hamburger chain) In-N-Out." British star Sam Smith celebrated his four wins at the Grammy Awards on Sunday (08Feb15) with his family until 6.30 in the morning.
Quote: "I'm not (seeing anyone). I recently split up with him (boyfriend) about three weeks ago. I couldn't bring out (album) In The Lonely Hour and go to the Grammys with someone. I had to be lonely for the Grammys!... I just gotta make sure my next boyfriend can polish my Grammys for me." British soul star Sam Smith is still single after his four Grammy wins on Sunday (08Feb15).
Tweet: "What actually happened last night? I am monumentally hungover and keep spontaneously crying... I am on another level of hungover right now. Literally feel like I'm dying." British soul star Sam Smith is recuperating after celebrating his four Grammy Award wins after Sunday's (08Feb15) prizegiving.
Tweet: "Had an awesome time at the Grammys and congratulations Sam!!! I couldn't be happier to have lost to someone as talented and deserving as you. Hahaha Love ya!" Iggy Azalea has no ill will towards four-time Grammy Award winner Sam Smith after the rapper walked away empty-handed on Sunday (08Feb15).
Quote: "To be honest, I'm making music at the moment that's even sadder - I'm a melancholy person. I think everyone has sadness in them, and I just get it out through my music." Stay With Me hitmaker Sam Smith admits his streak of creating heartbreaking tunes will continue with his next album.
Quote: "Before I made this record, I was doing everything I could to try and get my music heard. I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music and it was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen, so thank you guys for accepting me to be just me. Thank you." Four-time Grammy winner Sam Smith expressed his gratitude to fans as he picked up his second award of the night for Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour.
Quote: "This is my dream street. The houses are amazing, everything's clean, very DICkensian. Maybe I'll be able to afford one by album four." Sam Smith hopes to one day become a resident of Motcomb Street in London's posh Kensington neighbourhood.
Quote: "We're very different and I feel like the constant comparison might p**s her off. It just annoys me that people can't digest two pop stars singing really personal songs who don't look like normal pop stars." British singer Sam Smith wants critics to stop comparing his vocals to those of Adele.
Quote: "Taylor Swift is amazing. I sang with her in London once but didn’t get to properly chill with her. Then, at the American Music Awards, I got to sit down with her and chat. She’s a role model. I really respect her. And she manages to sell a lot of records and make a lot of people happy financially, but also to keep that soulfulness, that honesty." Sam Smith adds his name to the long list of celebrity Taylor Swift admirers.
Fact: British soul star Sam Smith's new boyfriend secretly posted a video on Instagram.com of the singer while he was singing Beyonce's hit Drunk in Love while taking a shower. Smith's beau Jonathan Zeizel captioned the video clip, "sam or bey (Beyonce)?"
Quote: "Even when you meet them - I won't name names - but some of these pop stars are just awful. And they have not even had half the success that you've had and yet you're so humble and kind." Sam Smith insists many of today's top stars could learn a lesson in civility from his new V magazine interviewer Chaka Khan.
Quote: "My dad got me a build-your-own tank when I was 11. I don't think he knew I was gay at that point. I got really upset." British singer Sam Smith on the worst present he’s ever received for Christmas.
Tweet: "4 Grammy Nominations and I haven't even got out of bed yet - f**king hell". British soul sensation Sam Smith couldn't believe he had been shortlisted for four top prizes at the 2015 Grammy Awards, including the coveted Record of the Year honour for Stay With Me. The nominations list was announced throughout the day on Friday (05Dec14) via Twitter.com. He later picked up another nod for Song of the Year, while he is a hot favourite to score another mention for Album of the Year, which will be unveiled on Friday night.
Fact: James Bay, George The Poet and Years & Years have been unveiled as the final three rising acts nominated for the BRIT Awards' coveted Critics' Choice prize. The award, which has helped launch the careers of stars including Adele and Sam Smith, will be handed out to the winner at the ceremony next spring (15). The new all-male shortlist marks the first time since the award's inception that a female artist has failed to make the cut.
Quote: "We've met probably about five times now, she 's just the sweetest girl ever. She's so sweet, I really get on with her. She's very calming as well, we always have lovely calm conversations, we always meet at these crazy events (awards shows), so it's nice to have a calm conversation with her." British soul sensation Sam Smith has become unlikely friends with reality Tv star Kim Kardashian.
Quote: "Beyonce asked to meet me, so I went in and said 'Hi'. It was amazing, she took my breath away. She said my voice is like butter so I am done for life now. I don't need to do anything else." British pop star Sam Smith on meeting Beyonce for the first time while attending the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles last month (Aug14).
Quote: "My main aim with the album is to take a risk. I want to get this whole genre thing out of people's minds. One day I might want to sound like Beyonce. Every day is very different for me." British singer Sam Smith on incorporating different genres in his music in the future.
Fact: British singer Sam Smith became a showbiz reporter for a day on Tuesday (19Aug14). The Stay With Me hitmaker guest-edited the Bizarre gossip column in British newspaper The Sun. In the column, published Wednesday (20Aug14), he gives his opinions of Justin Bieber's fashion sense and recalls his starstruck moment meeting Kim Kardashian.
Fact: British singer Sam Smith recruited Glee star Dianna Agron to star in the music video for his new single I'm Not the Only One, as a woman who discovers her husband, played by actor Chris Messina, is cheating on her. Last year (13), Agron starred in the promo for The Killers' Just Another Girl, taking the place of frontman Brandon Flowers in the video.
Quote: "I have been on more dates in the last two weeks than I have in a very long time. They are nice people but all a bit boring. Everything is beautiful and perfect but there is still one bit missing, which is love." British singer Sam Smith is still struggling to find that special someone despite a busy dating schedule.
Quote: "She thought I was black. I love that. It's a huge compliment." British singer Sam Smith reveals R&B star Mary J. Blige was fooled by the sound of his soulful vocals. The musicians duet on a new version of Smith's Stay With Me ballad.
Quote: "I have really rough days. But I'm trying to live in the moment and make memories that will last forever." British soul star Sam Smith admits his busy schedule has caused him severe anxiety as he struggles with obsessive-compulsive disorder (Ocd).
Quote: "No, she's not (my girlfriend). Daisy is one of my closest friends at the moment. She is lovely. I love her to bits. She is the most beautiful thing in the world as well. She is one of my closest friends." British singer Sam Smith dismisses reports he's dating model Daisy Lowe.
Quote: "I just walked onto the red carpets and everyone was singing my song to me, which is really surreal. It's a lovely way to experience the Brits for the first time." Singer/songwriter Sam Smith's arrival at the 2014 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday (19Feb14) was made extra special when fans serenaded him with his new tune Money On My Mind, which is heading for the top of the British charts. Smith was the recipient of the Critics Choice Award at the Brits.