Sam Smith – Shay’s Spotlight Artist of the Week
Sam Smith is a British singer/songwriter who is making waves with his debut album. His album, In the Lonely Hour, was released earlier this year but it was his third single, Stay with Me, from the album that really hit home with fans and listeners. That song placed him at the top of charts in both the U.S. and U.K. He has also teamed up with the group Disclosure for the hit Latch and joined Naughty Boy on the #1 hit 'LaLaLa'.Born in London, England in 1992 Sam performed from an early age. He attended the Youth Music Theatre UK and studied under Jazz vocalist and pianist Joanna Eden. He added Catholic school where he was a member of the Bishop's Stortford Junior Operatics and Cantate Youth Choir.
If you've been in love, but never had it returned then you will identify with Sam's album. Most of the album is about that subject. However, at the age of only 22, we will see his work grow and mature and take on new meanings as he experiences more of what life has to offer.
His American appearances have included, Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, Jimmy Fallon and most recently the MTV VMA awards show. He is developing a following in both his homeland and the U.S. as well. Look for more great music to come from Sam Smith!