Sam Smith is a singer-songwriter who turned his heartbreak into internationally acclaimed hits.
The British star took a break from the music industry in 2016, but his new soulful singles show he’s ready to continue his domination of the charts.
Who is Sam Smith, how old is he, when is his birthday, how tall is he and what is his background?
Sam Smith is 26 years old, and was born into an affluent family in Hertfordshire on May 19, 1992. He stands at 1.85 metres tall. His father, Frederick Smith, was a stay-at-home dad and his mother, Kate Cassidy, a City banker. From singing Whitney Houston on the school run at just eight years old, to starring in a production of Oh! Carol, Smith was surrounded by and relished in performance from a young age.
Why is Sam Smith famous and what is his occupation?
Sam Smith is an artist who has had a meteoric rise over the last six years with his hit singles and albums, and has used love and loss to create critically-acclaimed songs.
What is Sam Smith’s net worth?
Smith entered the Top 20 of the Sunday Times Rich List of the UK’s richest young musicians in 2015 and 2017, with reports putting his net worth at around £6million.
How much does Sam Smith earn?
The talented star’s income is from the sales of his albums, charting singles, tours, endorsements and YouTube earnings, and these are currently reported to be £1.5 million annually.
Where does Sam Smith live?
Although he was born in Hertfordshire, Smith moved to London in his early years to advance his career. He allegedly currently lives next door to Boy George in Hampstead, London.
Where did Sam Smith go, why did he stop making music, what happened at the Oscars?
In 2016, Sam Smith and his team won an Oscar for the Best Original Song with Writing’s On The Wall. During his acceptance speech, he incorrectly and unintentionally stated that no openly-gay man had won an Oscar before. Previous, openly-gay winners include Elton John and Director Dustin Lance Black. Black, who is married to British Olympian Tom Daley, criticised Smith on Twitter and after a barrage of other negative responses, Smith took a break from the social media platform after apologising for his mistake.
Although timely, Smith’s hiatus was planned before the backlash from the Oscars occurred. He had expressed wishing to take a break in early 2016 and had spoke of his want to spend time with his family and to allow time for love. Smith discussed waiting until he felt comfortable with himself and his music again before eventually returning with his single Too Good At Goodbyes in late 2017 and his new album The Thrill Of It All.
What are Sam Smith’s biggest songs and albums, how many number ones has he had, what number one songs has he released?
Smith’s first album In the Lonely Hour was released in 2013 and became a multi-platinum selling album reaching number one in multiple countries. Smith’s second album The Thrill Of It All reached certified Gold despite only being released in early November 2017.
Smith’s 2014 soulful hit Stay With Me is arguably his most successful song, having reached multi-platinum status and making its way into the Top 10 in charts in over 12 countries. It peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Smith’s first Top 10 song as a lead artist in the United States.
The star has five other number one singles to his name as both a lead and featured artist. These are: Money on my Mind, Lay Me Down, Writing’s On The Wall, Too Good At Goodbyes and La La La (featuring Naughty Boy).
Is Sam Smith touring, where is he performing?
Sam Smith is touring the UK with a number of sell-out shows, performing hits from his new album The Thrill Of It All, he has dates across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales.
Is Sam Smith married, who has he dated in the past?
Although Smith is not married, he’s had a string of relationships that could be behind the lyrics in his heartfelt music. Smith came out publicly as gay in 2014. He has said that his parents always knew he was gay and was open about his sexual orientation as a child.
The star has also recently identified as gender non-binary and is an advocate of LGBT rights. His boyfriend is American 13 Reasons Why actor Brandon Flynn, and it is not clear when the pair began dating. He was previously linked to dancer Jonathon Ziezel briefly, in 2014, after meeting during Smith’s video shoot for Like I Can. He has also been linked to reality TV star Charlie King from The Only Way Is Essex, and model Jay Camilleri.
Does Sam Smith write his own songs, was he a contestant on The X Factor?
Not only does Smith write hit songs for himself, but he has also written for other artists such as Mary J Blige and Jessie J. He has never been a contestant on The X Factor but did perform at the 2014 finale.
How many awards has Sam Smith won, how many Grammys does he have?
Sam Smith has won over 25 awards during his career. As well as the Academy Award for Best Original Song, the singer picked up four Grammys out of the six he was nominated for at the 2014 ceremony. He has also won three Brit awards including one for Global Success.
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