Musician and songwriter Samuel Frederick Smith was born in England on May 19, 1992. They first gained widespread attention in October 2012 when they were included on Disclosure’s breakout track “Latch,” which reached number eleven on the UK Singles Chart.
In May 2013, they were featured on Naughty Boy’s “La La La,” which went on to become a number one record. After being nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll in December 2013, Smith took home the honors in both categories.
Sam Smith Early Life
Sam Smith was conceived in the city of London. He grew up in a pleasant, prosperous family environment. He played the lead role of Bob Cratchit in Oh! Carol at the Youth Music Theatre UK in 2007. Singer and songwriter training came courtesy of English jazz pianist Joanna Eden.
In 2012, Smith collaborated with electronic music act Disclosure on a track titled “Latch,” providing vocals. When the two heard his singing for the first time, they were shocked to find out he wasn’t a female. The song became a massive success all over the world.
Sam Smith Personal Life
During the height of his musical stardom in May 2014, Sam Smith announced his sexual orientation to the world. He has been in a relationship with actor Jonathan Zeizel before, he has said. As he accepted the Grammy for Record of the Year for “Stay With Me,” he alluded to the breakup.
“Smith remarked,” “I’d like to express my gratitude to the man who inspired this record and captured my heart this time last year. I appreciate your heartbreak because it resulted in four Grammy Awards for me.” Sam came out as gender non-conforming in October 2017, explaining that he feels “as much a woman as I am a man.” (He has not indicated a pronoun choice as of October 2017.)
Profession As A Pop Star
Sam Smith is widely regarded as one of the most exciting up-and-coming British performers after his single “Latch” topped the charts in the United Kingdom in early 2013. When Naughty Boy released their single “La La La” in May 2013, he provided vocals and co-wrote the song.
In 2014, it became another of the year’s top twenty pop songs in the United States, having debuted at number one in the United Kingdom. To kick off the year 2014, Smith was awarded the two most prestigious prizes for a new artist in the United Kingdom. Both the Sound of 2014 survey conducted by the BBC and the Critic’s Choice award at the Brit Awards went to him.
After these feats, the single “Stay With Me” became an international hit. Sam Smith’s album In the Lonely Hour came out in May of 2014. Although it peaked at number two on the Billboard 200, by year’s end it had outsold everyone’s favorite 1989 by Taylor Swift by a wide margin.
Including Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year, Sam Smith won four Grammys in February 2015. His third top 10 pop song from In the Lonely Hour, “Lay Me Down,” was released in March. The new James Bond theme song, “Writing’s on the Wall,” was released at the end of September after Smith revealed towards the end of the summer that he had been hired to record the song for the Spectre soundtrack.
Following in the footsteps of Sam Smith’s musical inspiration Adele, whose “Skyfall” was the first James Bond theme to win an Academy Award, was nominated for and won the award for Best Original Song in the United States. Sam Smith spent the majority of 2016 writing and recording songs for his upcoming album, The Thrill of It All.
The first product of those sessions, the single “Too Good at Goodbyes,” was released in September of 2017. It reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Sam’s fifth top 10 hits in the United States.
Sam Smith Confirms He is gay
The “Lay Me Down” singer, who just received the Critics’ Choice Award at the BRITs, came out as gay for the first time after admitting he was left heartbroken last year, but he argued that his s*xuality “is a non-issue” because he has never tried to hide it. The 22-year-old actor revealed to The FADER’s June/July issue, “I’ve never been in a relationship before.
My only experiences with romantic relationships have been with persons who did not return my feelings. (Recent CD) I wrote “In the Lonely Hour” about a guy I loved deeply last year who didn’t feel the same way about me. Now that everything has been laid bare, I can go on and perhaps meet a man who will love me as much as he has loved me.
Sam said he had always felt secure in his s*xuality despite never discussing it before. “I am happy with who I am, and my life is fantastic,” he remarked. For closure’s sake, I needed to vent about him. I wanted it to be quite apparent that the story centers on a male protagonist, so I made that statement.
I’ve never had any unusual treatment or problems of any kind. Although I am aware that others experience difficulties, my own life is as routine to me as the use of my right arm. Because this is irrelevant, I want it to become the standard.