Dangerous Woman Ariana Grande
1 September 2014, 14:32
From his career beginnings to performing live at the MTV VMAs 2014, we chat Sam Smith's career in pictures as he hits the big-time in America.
22-year-old Samuel Frederick Smith was born in London and is the third cousin of Lily Allen and Alfie Allen. Picture: Facebook
Sam attended Youth Music Theatre UK and studied as a jazz vocalist and pianist throughout his childhood, regularly standing in as backing singer for his vocal coach at gigs.
The singer's big breakthrough came after featuring on Disclosure's 'Latch', which gave him his first Vodafone Big Top 40 hit.
Sam then guested on Naughty Boy's 'La La La', which went on to hit number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40 chart. Picture: Danny North
The star picked up the prestigious prize - which recognises the best in up-and-coming talent - and the Brit Awards in February this year.
Sam's debut solo single gave him his first Vodafone Big Top 40 No. 1.
The singer joined Swift on stage for a performance of 'Money On My Mind' at one of her sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena.
The pair met at this year's Coachella Festival, with Smith describing the star as "incredibly lovely". Picture: Getty
Smith's success continued with his second single, which again hit number one on the Vodafone Big Top 40.
The singer's debut LP topped the charts and became one of the fastest selling records of the year, shifting 101,000 copies in its first week. He also revealed the subject of the collection is about a man he used to be in love with.
Sam will be out to impress the crowd at Wembley Stadium with his first headline set at this year's Capital Summertime Ball.
The UK star's debut record 'In The Lonely Hour' becomes a huge-seller... congrats Sam!
The hit-maker is preparing for the next single release from 'In The Lonely Hour', which launched the last weekend in August.
In August the singer revealed although his album is only just out, he's already getting ready to write and record the follow-up. Picture: Press Release
Could Sam Smith follow in the footsteps of Adele and record the theme song for Bond 23? Picture: PA
It seems the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is a BIG fan of our Sam.
The UK superstar wowed the audience at the VMAs in 2014 with a powerful performance of 'Stay With Me'. (Picture: Getty)
The 'Money On My Mind' star performed a spell-binding set for Capital in late August.