At the young age of 22, Sam Smith has created quite the name for himself, rising to fame quickly with his song “Latch” in 2012. His most recent album, “In the Lonely Hour,” which released in England in May and the United States one month later, topped the United Kingdom’s top ten in the Billboard 200.

 

 

He has a voice is mature beyond his years. His latest album, “In the Lonely Hour,” has a brilliant combination of jazz and gospel influences, in an all around modern album that appeals to people of all ages.

 

Sam Smith (www.interviewmagazine.com)

Sam Smith (interviewmagazine.com)

Sam Smith is an artist that was set for success since the start of his career. Smith, who some have referred to as the “male Adele,” began singing as a young boy of eight, while in school.

 

 

Growing up in a small British town outside of London, Smith trained to be a jazz singer. The Wall Street Journal reports that Smith “had his first manager by age 12,” and “moved to London to tend bar while playing gigs around the city” at the age of 18. He collaborated with Disclosure in 2012 for the hit single “Latch,” which soon topped the charts. The song currently has over 55 million views on YouTube and continues to be a radio hit.

 

 

 

 

Since then, Smith has collaborated with Naughty Boy, Nile Rogers, and Jimmy Napes. According to the Brit Awards, the top six songs that made Sam Smith a musical staple include “Latch” his collaboration with Disclosure; “Latch” (Acoustic); “La La La” his collaboration with Naughty Boy; “Nirvana” one of the first songs he recorded by himself; “Together” a collaboration with Disclosure, Nile Rogers, and Jimmy Napes; and finally “Money on my Mind” from his album “In the Lonely Hour.” In 2014, just two years after being discovered on the global spotlight, Sam Smith has already become an international sensation, topping charts in various continents, winning the Critics’ Choice Award at the 2014 Brit Awards, and being named the BBC Sound of 2014.

 

 

One thing is for sure, Sam Smith is not anywhere close to being done impressing us, and we are excited to see what else he has in store.

 

 

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