Being a budding favorite in the UK with four Grammy Awards, an English immensely talented pop singer and songwriter Sam Smith is considered one of the rare singers who succeeds in pop stardom simply because people love hearing his voice. For his unique and miraculous voice, Sam Smith came to prominence internationally as a featured artist on the single Latch in 2012 , Naughty boys’ La La La and his debut album In The Lonely Hour, which earned him No. 1 on UK Single Chart too. Sam Smith also gained huge recognition in the US and made him one of the world biggest names with the smash hit Stay with Me. For his work on In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith was awarded 4 Grammys including Best new Artist in the 2015 Grammy’s and was named Favorite Pop/Rock Male Artist at the 2014 American Music Awards.
Sam Smith was born to his father, a broker
Frederick Smithand her mother, a successful banker Kate Cassidy. Before participating in Youth Music Theatre UK and starring in their production Oh! Carol, he had studied singing and songwriting under jazz pianist Joanna Eden. He used to be a student at St. Mary's Catholic School as well and became a member of the Bishop's Stortford Junior Operatics before beginning his singing career in 2012.
Sam Smith acknowledged to the public he is gay, it is also revealed that he fell in love with a guy, about whom In The Lonely Hour is, but his love was not requited. Smith also had a romantic relationship with model Jonathan “Jongo” Zeizel. They began dating in 2014 but soon split in January 2015.
- The meaning of the name Smith: Blacksmith Or Other Skilled Worker