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Born in 1992, Sam Smith is a soul-inspired singer who has become one of the most in-demand artists in recent times. Blessed with a beautiful voice, he has the ability to take you on a roller coaster ride of emotions with his heart-felt music and some of his hit songs like, I’m Not the Only One and Too Good at Goodbyes. Emerging from London, England, he is among the most commercially successful stars to arrive during the dawn of 2010s. Smith has also made two Guinness World Records.
Sam Smith is not just skilled at producing captivating melodies but he is also an excellent live performer and has played shows in some of the most famous venues around including the iconic, Madison Square Garden. The three-time Billboard Music Award winner is now ready to kick off his second headlining tour in March of 2018, so if you want to be a part of his upcoming concert series then book your Sam Smith tickets today.
Stepping Under the Limelight
Sam Smith was passionate about creative arts from the beginning. He featured in the Youth Music Theatre UK production of ‘Oh! Carol’ in 2007 and also joined many jazz groups. Moreover, he learned singing and songwriting from the famous jazz pianist, Joanna Eden. In 2012, he was discovered by Guy and Howard Lawrence collectively known as Disclosure who asked him to provide vocals on their song, Latch. He did and the single was released on October 8, 2012. This track single handedly changed Smith’s life and brought him his breakthrough success as it peaked at the seventh and eleventh spot on the Billboard Hot 100 and UK Singles chart respectively. In addition, it was certified three times platinum in the United States.
In May of 2013, Shahid Khan, famously known as Naughty Boy, approached Sam Smith and asked him to collaborate on a song. The result was, La La La which turned out to be the fastest selling single of that year in the United Kingdom. It won a couple of MOBO Awards under the categories of ‘Best Video’ and ‘Best Song’ and featured in the comedy film, ‘The Internship.’ On top of that, this track entered the UK Singles chart at the top spot and went double platinum in the United States, Australia and Italy.
A few months later, Sam Smith’s first extended play, ‘Nirvana’ came out. The EP contained three new songs, Safe With Me, Lay Me Down and Nirvana along with a live version of, I’ve Told You Now and an acoustic version of Latch.
Reaching the Stars
2014 started off great for Sam Smith as he delivered his live performance of Latch with Disclosure on ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ for the first time. He also made his debut as a musical guest on Saturday Night Live on March 29th and later, Smith made it to the cover of ‘The Fader.’ In the same year, he spawned his debut studio effort, ‘In the Lonely Hour.’ Released by Capitol Records, the album became a big hit and went on to top the charts in countries including, Sweden, Ireland, Australia and the United Kingdom. It was also included in the HuffPost’s list of ‘The 23 Best Albums of 2014’ and earned him a Grammy Award for ‘Best Pop Vocal Album.’
‘In the Lonely Hour’ achieved multi-platinum status in multiple countries across the world and received 62/100 rating from Metacritic. Plus, it yielded singles like, Money on My Mind, Like I Can, Lay Me Down, Stay with Me and I’m Not the Only One. The latter two became radio staples and enjoyed great critical success. Stay with Me sold over seven million copies in the US and won two Grammys for ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Song of the Year.’ It has been covered by artists like Ed Sheeran and Kelly Clarkson and also appeared in the popular television series, ‘Bad Education’ and ‘Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce.’ Whereas, I’m Not the Only One was certified multi-platinum by the RIAA and featured in TV shows such as ‘Suits’ and ‘The Flash.’
Taking His Career to New Heights
In 2015, Sam Smith worked with Disclosure again and released the song, Omens which was included on the electronic music duo’s second record, ‘Caracal.’ The track made a huge impact in the European countries and featured in an EA Sports video game, ‘FIFA 16.’ Later in the year, Smith recorded and released the official theme song for the James Bond film, ‘Spectre.’ The track got him his first Academy Award for ‘Best Original Song’ and went platinum in the UK. Moreover, it turned out to be the first James Bond theme to top the UK Singles chart.
Sam Smith then took a break for two years and on November 3, 2017, he came out with his sophomore studio album, ‘The Thrill of It All.’ It made the Rolling Stone’s list of the ’50 Best Albums of 2017’ and topped the Billboard 200 and UK Albums chart. It also received 4/5 stars from Rolling Stone, NME, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph each. The album spawned two hit singles, Too Good at Goodbyes and One Last Song. The former debuted at the first spot on the UK Singles chart and stayed there for three consecutive weeks.
Sam Smith Tour Tickets
Sam Smith is going to embark on ‘The Thrill of It All Tour’ and is scheduled to perform thirty one shows in Europe, thirty nine in North America and eight in Oceana. He plans to start the trek on March 20th, 2018, with a show in Sheffield, England. From there, Smith will go on to rock the stage in cities like, Dublin, London, Oslo and Paris before he kicks off the North American leg of the tour in June 2018 which will go on till September 2018. After that, he will begin the trek’s Oceania leg in November 2018 and will conclude the road trip by taking the stage at the Perth Arena on November 20, 2018.
This is the best opportunity to watch him perform live, so get your Sam Smith tour tickets from here and enjoy the show.