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Sam Smith Treats Ellen Degeneres to a Birthday Performance of ‘Lay Me Down’

The Grammy-nominated Brit kept things poised and powerful

Ellen Degeneres kept her birthday week celebrations rolling along nicely after Kanye West’s visit yesterday by inviting the recently Grammy-nominated Sam Smith — recipient of the Taylor Swift “Seal of Approval” — to perform his newest single, “Lay Me Down.” Watch above to hear Smith’s pristine vocals as he classes up the joint, and revisit the Year in Sam Smith as a pre-Grammys primer.