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The Year in Sam Smith

Looking back on the year that the young crooner latched onto America

If you knew who Sam Smith was way back in January, then congratulations! You were ahead of the curve. If you know who Sam Smith is now that it’s December, then congratulations! You’re a human being who lives on planet Earth! In just about 365 days this young, angel-voiced singer-songwriter went from a fairly unknown featured artist to tying Beyoncé and Pharrell Williams for the most number of 2015 Grammy nominations. What did you do this year? Here’s what Sam Smith’s pulled off.