Sam Smith is an English singer and songwriter. They rose to prominence in 2012 after being featured on Disclosure's breakthrough single Latch, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. Sam was subsequently featured on Naughty Boy's La La La, which became a number one single. They were nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics' Choice Award and the BBC's Sound of 2014 poll, winning both.
Sam Smith's debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour was released in 2014. The album's second single, Money on My Mind, became their second number one single in the UK. The third single, Stay with Me, was an international success, reaching number one in the UK and number two on the US Billboard Hot 100, while their singles I'm Not the Only one and Like I Can reached the top ten in the UK. The album won four awards, at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards.
For the song Writing's on the Wall, the theme for the James Bond film Spectre, they won the Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Their second studio album, The Thrill of It All, was released in 2017 and debuted atop the UK and US album charts. The lead single, Too Good at Goodbyes, reached number one in the UK and Australia and number four in the US. They released the single Promises with Calvin Harris and Dancing with a Stranger with Normani. There were a string of commercially successful singles following this, all of which feature on the third album Love Goes.