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Watch Sam Smith Perform “Pray” and “Too Good at Goodbyes” Live on SNL

Last night, Sam Smith took the stage as the featured musical guest on Saturday Night Live. Smith performed singles "Pray" and "Too Good at Goodbyes"
Rob Arcand / October 8, 2017

Sam Smith – “Pray”

Sam Smith has released "Pray," the second single from his sophomore album The Thrill of It All. The downbeat track--half spare R&B, half gospel shuffle--is…
Winston Cook-Wilson / October 6, 2017

Modern Musicians Couldn’t Help But Swipe From Tom Petty Songs

It's next to impossible to turn on the radio or press play on a Spotify playlist without hearing a fragment of melody, line of lyrics,…
Andy Cush / October 3, 2017

Watch Sam Smith Cover George Michael’s “Father Figure”

Sam Smith closed out BBC Radio 1’s month-long Live Lounge marathon today. "For this final cover, I wanted to pick my favorite artist of all…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / September 30, 2017

Video: Sam Smith – “Too Good At Goodbyes”

"Too Good at Goodbyes" is a fairly straightforward Sam Smith song, centering his vocals over a spare piano-driven arrangement with a chorus that comes in during…
Jordan Sargent / September 18, 2017

Sam Smith – “Too Good At Goodbyes”

It's been three years now since Sam Smith's debut album, and he has just unveiled his newest single. Titled "Too Good At Goodbyes," the track was…
Rob Arcand / September 8, 2017

Disclosure Brought Out Lorde and Sam Smith at Coachella

It's been a guest-heavy Coachella weekend, and U.K. electronic duo Disclosure brought out a few of their own last night. Among the faces were Lorde (singing…
Rachel Brodsky / April 17, 2016

Sam Smith on Fellow Openly Gay Oscar Winner: ‘We Should Date’

Sam Smith had a bit of a bumbling night at the Academy Awards last night. Though the British singer took home the award for Best…
Brennan Carley / February 29, 2016

Sam Smith Calls His Oscars Performance the ‘Worst Moment of My Life’

Sam Smith took home an Oscar after his performance last night, but it doesn't sound like he enjoyed himself. "It was the worst moment of my…
Anna Gaca / February 29, 2016

Sam Smith Wins Best Original Song at the 2016 Oscars for ‘Writing’s on the Wall’

Update: Backstage after his win, Sam Smith was told he was not, in fact, the first openly gay person to receive an Oscar. "S**t!" he swore, adding,…
James Grebey / February 28, 2016

Sam Smith Performed ‘Writing’s On the Wall’ at the 2016 Oscars

Update: He won. Watch his... charming acceptance speech below. Sam Smith performed his Oscar-nominated song, "Writing's On the Wall," tonight at…
Rachel Brodsky / February 28, 2016

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
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