Is Sam Smith your new favorite thing? If not he may be soon!
The British singer-songwriter phenom is breaking out all over the place, and his fantastic new album In The Lonely Hour is making its way into playlists all over the world.
But what do you know about the up-and-comer? Here are ten facts you may have missed out on!
He's An Award-Winner
Sam has already grabbed the BBC's Sound of 2014 award and the BRIT Awards' Critics' Choice award this year!
He Got Started Young
Sam performed in the UK's Youth Music Theatre's production of Oh! Carol at 15 years old!
He's Been Fully Disclosed
After years of singing professionally, he got his first big break singing on the Disclosure track Latch.
He's A Hopeless Romantic
As if you couldn't tell, most of Sam's songs are about love and longing. In fact, Sam wrote the entire album In The Lonely Hour about his unrequited crush on one guy!
Sam is third-cousin to Alfie Allen, who plays Theon Greyjoy on Game Of Thrones!
Of course that means…
He's Related To Lily freakin' Allen!
Sam has opened up about his battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder, saying he has to consistently double check that none of the taps in his house are leaking.
He Got His Mum Fired!
Sam's mother Kate Cassidy was banker making over a million dollars a year when she was fired in 2009- after her company claimed she was spending too much time working on her son's career!
He Learned Songwriting In The Garden Of Eden
Sam studied singing and songwriting under jazz great Joanna Eden!
He Has A Special Connection To Adele!
On In the Lonely Hour Sam worked closely with Eg White and Fraser T, two songwriters who have also worked with the Skyfall songstress!
[Images via Joe/WENN, Youth Music Theatre, HBO, YouTube, Facebook, Apega/WENN.]
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