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Sam Smith Bio

Jun 23, 2014

UK Crooner Sam Smith is a fan favorite in Britain and made his voice heard as a guest vocalist on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch" and Naughty Boy's "La la la," and he recently released his debut album. Find out more in his Kidzworld Bio!

Sam Smith is from London, EnglandSam Smith is from London, England

Little Londoner

Sam Smith (born Samuel Frederick Smith on May 19th, 1992) is from London, England. When he was young he studied singing and songwriting under a professional jazz vocalist and pianist. He was also a part of the Youth Music Theater UK, and starred in a production of "Oh Carol" with them in 2007. It was obvious early on that Sam was meant to sing! In fact, his mother, a banker, was so convinced that her son was meant to be a vocalist that her job accused her of being more focused on her son's music career than her own.

Pssst!: Here's a fun fact - Sam is British singer Lily Allen's third cousin! I guess talent runs in the family.

Sam Smith performing on BBC Live LoungeSam Smith performing on BBC Live LoungeCourtesy of BBC Live Lounge

Latch and La La La

Sam's first big breakthrough came in October 2012 when he was featured on the hit single "Latch" by Disclosure, which when from the underground into the mainstream in no time. His next big break came the following year when his voice was featured on the hook for Naughty Boy's hit song "La la la." Riding on the success he quickly released a 4 track EP called Settle: The Remixes featuring an acoustic version of "Latch" and "Safe With Me," "Nirvana" and "I've Told You Now."

Critics and fans alike loved it, and Sam won the BRIT Critics Choice Award in 2014!

In the Lonely Hour is Sam Smith's debut albumIn the Lonely Hour is Sam Smith's debut albumCourtesy of Capitol Records

In the Lonely Hour

In December 2013 Sam announced he would be releasing a debut album the next year and on May 26th 2014 he released In the Lonely Hour with Capitol Records. According to Sam, the album is all about unrequited love, following a real life experience where he loved someone who didn't love him back.

"I've never been in a relationship before.I've only been in unrequited relationships where people haven't loved me back," Sam told Fader. "I think I'm over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I had never felt love before."

Sam performed "Stay with Me" and "Lay Me Down" on Saturday Night Live right after the album's release, and is being hailed as the new Adele by many critics, and he's told interviewers that that he actually draws inspiration from Amy Winehouse.

Check out the first single off In The Lonely Hour, "Stay With Me" below!

 

Sam Smith - Stay With Me (Live on SNL)

 

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