Sam Smith is a singer-songwriter born in England. The talented musician gained fame in the UK in October 2012 when he lent his amazing vocals to the single “Latch” by the English duo Disclosure. His popularity continued to grow as he appeared on Naughty Boy’s 2013 chart leading single “La La La La”.
Having become a household name on the British music scene, Sam Smith gained international fame in May 2014 after the release of his first studio album “In the Lonely Hour”, which included the singles “Money on My Mind” and “Stay with Me”. In February 2015 Smith received 4 awards at the 57th annual Grammy Awards out of a total of 6 nominations. He also received 3 awards at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards.
In 2016, Sam Smith received a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for “Writing’s on the Wall”, the title song of the James Bond film Spectre (2015). Smith’s second studio work The Thrill of It All was released in November 2017 and debuted at number 1 on the British album charts and number 1 on the US Billboard 200.
Sam Smith Bio – Age
Samuel Frederick Smith was born in London on 19 May 1992, the son of Frederick Smith and Kate Cassidy. The young Smith went to school at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, England.
He was a member of several choir groups, including the Bishop’s Stortford Junior Operatics and the Cantate Youth Choir. He also sang in several jazz bands and later enrolled in the Youth Music Theatre UK. Sam Smith was also taught by English jazz singer/pianist Joanna Eden.
After a few uneventful years in the British music scene, Sam Smith finally made his breakthrough when he appeared on the single “Latch” in 2012. After its release on October 8, 2012, the song debuted at #26 on the UK singles charts and peaked at #11, and in 2012 Smith was featured on Naughty Boy’s single “La La La La”, which made its way to the top of the UK singles charts. His debut EP Nirvana was released on May 19, 2013.
Sam Smith’s first studio album In the Lonely Hour was released on 26th May 2014 and the album made it to the top of the UK album charts and to number 2 on the Billboard 200, with the album’s first three singles making their way to the top of the UK singles charts. Smith also played the third single from the album “Stay With Me” live at the MTV Video Music Awards 2014 and has since been named in the Lonely Hour as the second highest-selling album of 2014 behind Ed Sheeran’s album x.
Sam Smith continued his meteoric rise to fame when he performed at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, where he also received 4 Grammy Awards for Best New Artist, Record and Song of the Year (for “Stay With Me”) and Best Pop Vocal Album (for “In the Lonely Hour”). At the Brit Awards 2015 in February 2015 he also won the British Breakthrough Act Award. Smith’s winning streak continued at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards where he won 3 awards for “Top Male Artist”, “Top New Artist” and “Top Radio Songs Artist”.
Also in 2015, Smith wrote, “Writing’s on the Wall” with Jimmy Napes as the theme song for the 24th James Bond film Spectre. Writing’s on the Wall” became the first James Bond film theme to reach number 1 in the British singles charts. The song also earned Smith a Golden Globe and an Oscar for best original song. Sam Smith’s second studio album The Thrill of It All debuted at number 1 on the British album charts and also became the singer’s first number 1 album in the United States.
Sam Smith’s father Frederick Smith is a former delivery van driver and his mother Kate Cassidy worked as a stockbroker. He grew up with his 2 sisters Lily and Mabel. Smith is undoubtedly one of the most incredible musical talents from the UK, but he owes many of his successes to the immense support he received from his family. When they realized that their little boy was indeed a musical genius, Smith’s parents quickly found him a music teacher to help him sharpen his emerging talents.
In 2008, his mother, Kate Cassidy, lost her job at a municipal bank because she “spent time in the company” to promote her little son’s music career. Following a lawsuit, Smith’s mother received £800,000 in compensation from her former employers, which she spent in equal parts on her son’s London branch, where he was increasingly seeking a music career.
Sam Smith is also related to his singer-songwriter Lily Allen and Game of Thrones actor Alfie Allen, who are both his third cousins.
Height and Body Measurements
Sam Smith stands at a height of 188 cm (6 feet 2 inches). The singer was known for struggling with his weight when he first stepped into the limelight. However, he has managed to get his weight under control.
According to the “Stay With Me” singer, he was able to reform his diet by enlisting the help of nutritionist Amelia Freer. Since he released his debut album in 2014, the singer has lost an astonishing 49 pounds. Sam Smith now maintains an average body weight of 91 kg (200 lb).
Dating or Married; Is Sam Smith Gay, Who Is His Boyfriend?
The talented English singer turned out to be gay in May 2014. He also confessed to an earlier relationship with the actor and model Jonathan Zeizel. During his acceptance speech at the 57th annual Grammy Awards, Smith announced that the single “Stay with Me” was inspired by his previous relationship with a man who had broken his heart.
In an interview with the British gay lifestyle magazine Attitude in October 2017, Smith also admitted that in his teenage years he mainly wore female clothing and that he usually wore make-up to school. He also admitted that his second album The Thrill of It All was a testimony to his sexual orientation.
According to information available to the public, Sam Smith is currently unmarried. However, the multi-grammy winning singer seems to be unavailable. In an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show in September 2017, Smith admitted that he is in a relationship. But then he did not reveal the identity of his lover.
Nevertheless, it was widely reported that Smith is dating American actor Brandon Flynn. The couple has since confirmed their relationship through countless appearances both on the red carpet and on social media.