Posts tagged "sam smith"

How Lady Gaga Could Beat Sam Smith at the 2016 Oscars

When the Academy Awards announced this year's Best Original Song nominees this morning, the only mild surprise was the exclusion of Furious 7 tearjerker/chart-topper "See You Again" —…
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Oscar 2016 Best Original Song Nominees: Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, the Weeknd, and More

The Academy Award nominations for this year's Best Original Song have just been announced, and they include recent Golden Globe winner "Writing's On the Wall"
Brennan Carley / January 14, 2016

Sam Smith Got Mighty Defensive When Asked About Radiohead’s ‘Spectre’ Theme

"Writing's On the Wall," the James Bond theme that Sam Smith wrote for Spectre, is by all accounts a pretty boring song. Perhaps that's why the crooner…
James Grebey / January 12, 2016

Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes Win Golden Globe for Best Original Song

Sam Smith and longtime affiliate Jimmy Napes (née Jimmy Napier) have won the Best Original Song Golden Globe for their work on Spectre's "Writing's On…
Rachel Brodsky / January 10, 2016

Academy Award Best Original Song Shortlist: Ellie Goulding, the Weeknd, Eminem, and More

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group behind the Oscars, have revealed the 74 songs that are eligible to be nominated for…
James Grebey / December 11, 2015

Hear the Golden Globes’ 2016 Best Original Song Nominees: Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, Wiz Khalifa, More

The nominees for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards are in, and that of course includes Best Original Song. Sam Smith's James Bond theme for Spectre, "Writing's…
James Grebey / December 10, 2015

Disclosure Sweep ‘SNL’ with ‘Magnets’ and ‘Omen’ with Lorde and Sam Smith

Disclosure took over Saturday Night Live last night, where they performed Caracal cuts "Magnets" and "Omen" with each song's respective guest stars, Lorde and Sam Smith. The former's…
Harley Brown / November 15, 2015

Sam Smith Releases His ‘Saddest Song,’ ‘Drowning Shadows’

Sam Smith is set to release a deluxe edition of his debut LP In the Lonely Hour this Friday, November 6. He's calling it the…
Colin Joyce / November 2, 2015

Sam Smith: ‘I Have to Grab My Balls’ to Sing ‘James Bond’ Theme

Sam Smith's renown for his angelic voice, but sometimes even he needs, um, a little bit extra to hit those really high notes. Such is…
James Grebey / October 26, 2015

Sam Smith Unveiled ‘Writing’s On the Wall’ Live on ‘Graham Norton’ Last Night

Sam Smith took a break out of his busy touring schedule to visit the U.K. television program The Graham Norton Show for the live debut of his…
Brennan Carley / October 24, 2015

Disclosure to Play ‘Saturday Night Live’ With Sam Smith and Lorde

Disclosure and two of their biggest collaborators will be the musical guests on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live, the band confirmed via Twitter today.
James Grebey / October 22, 2015

Sam Smith’s James Bond Theme Needs Way More Nonsense

I had high hopes for Sam Smith's Bond theme. He seemed like a plum candidate for the role: soulful, melodramatic, British. And the song had…
Andrew Unterberger / September 25, 2015

Sam Smith’s ‘Bond’ Theme Song Is as Bond as Bond Gets

"Writing's On the Wall," Sam Smith's theme song for the next James Bond film, Spectre, has been released in full. As befitting the franchise's epic…
Brennan Carley / September 25, 2015

Sam Smith’s Bond Theme Sounds Like — Yuuuup — a Bond Theme in New Teaser

Multiple Grammy-winning "Stay With Me" crooner Sam Smith has tweeted a small preview clip of "Writing's on the Wall," his theme song from the upcoming…
Dan Weiss / September 22, 2015

Disclosure and Sam Smith Did a Clubby Cover of Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling’

Disclosure and Sam Smith made an appearance on the BBC Radio One Live Lounge today, where they performed Caracal track "Omen" and a sped-up cover of Drake's…
Rachel Brodsky / September 16, 2015

Who’s the Biggest 2015 Star Without a No. 1 Hit?

This week, Billboard reports that Justin Bieber will debut at No. 1 on their flagship chart, the Hot 100, with his new single, "What Do You…
Andrew Unterberger / September 8, 2015

Sam Smith and Disclosure Recorded the Theme Song for New James Bond Film, ‘Spectre’

After trading as much yesterday on Instagram, Sam Smith has attained an honor bestowed on only the greatest British crooners (and Chris Cornell). Along…
Colin Joyce / September 8, 2015

We Quizzed Disclosure on Their Big-Name ‘Caracal’ Collaborators

Though it's early in the morning at the Meatpacking District's hottest hotel, the Standard, the Disclosure brothers — Howard and Guy Lawrence, British dance's biggest…
Brennan Carley / August 24, 2015

Watch Sam Smith Videobomb a Couple of Unassuming Teenagers

Shortly after his appearance at Lollapalooza, Sam Smith visited Denver’s Red Rocks Amphitheater, where he videobombed Denver's 7 News, who'd sent a reporter to interview…
Rachel Brodsky / August 6, 2015

Lollapalooza 2015: The Best (and Worst) Things We Saw On Saturday

Lollapalooza Day Two has wrapped, but the immense crowds have grown, well, immensely more crowded. Saturday brought a bevy of fine performances from Tyler, the Creator, Tame Impala, Metallica, and more.
SPIN Staff / August 2, 2015
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