Sam Smith is a British singer-songwriter. His full name is Samuel Frederick Smith. Smith first rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single "Latch", which peaked at #11 on the UK chart. He was then featured on Naughty Boy's "La La La," and the track earned him his first #1 single in May 2013.
Smith then released an EP titled Nirvana, which featured four tracks. There was "Stay With Me", "Nirvana", Smith's acoustic solo version of "Latch," and a live version of "I’ve Told You Now". In 2014, he then released his first studio album, In the Lonely Hour, in the UK. Smith made his US debut with an American headlining tour in the Spring of 2014, with a setlist of primarily new material, and his American television debut was on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" where he performed "Latch" with Disclosure.
Sam Smith cites Amy Winehouse as an influence, along with Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, and Mariah Carey. In May 2014, Smith declared himself as gay and stated in an interview, "In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and she didn’t love me back."
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