Sam Smith is a British pop singer and songwriter. In the last few years he has become very popular around the world. The year 2014 was a very big year for Sam Smith. In this year he released his second album called “In the Lonely Hour”, and it was the second biggest selling album. Only Taylor Swift’s album “1989” sold more.
In 2014 he was also nominated for six Grammy Awards, and in February 2015 he won four of them. He won the Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Vocal Album awards. Interestingly, Sam Smith is mostly influenced by female artists. He said he only started listening to male artists a few years ago. He said Lady Gaga, Adele, Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Amy Winehouse and Mariah Carey are among the artists who influenced him.