Samuel Frederick known as Sam Smith was born on May 19 , 1992 in London. A natural singer, Smith began performing as a child.Smith was placed in formal vocal training with a local jazz singer at the age of 8, after his parents heard him sing along to Whitney Houston’s “My Love Is Your Love”.His mother, then a prominent banker in London, often asked her son to perform for friends and associates at dinner parties.From the age of 12, Smith’s career was handled by six different managers, with guarantees of fame that never came to pass. When he was 16, his mother was fired from her job for “gross misconduct,” after supposedly spending too much company time on his budding pop career.
Sam Smith rose to fame after he’s featured in Disclosure’s 2012 hit single “Latch”.The song peaked at No. 11 on the U.K. Singles Chart. He then released his debut single “Lay Me Down” in early 2013.His subsequent feature—on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”—earned him his first number one single in May 2013.In December 2013, he was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll, both of which he won.
Smith’s second single “Money in my mind ” became his second number 1 single in the UK. The albums third single “stay with me” was an international success.He made his US debut on late night with Jimmy fallon,followed by a performance on “Saturday Night Live” in March 2014.”In the Lonely Hour”, was released in May in his home country, while fans in the U.S. would have to wait until June 17.
In May 2014, Smith came out to the public as gay . I’ve made my music so that it could be about anything and everybody – whether it’s a guy, a female or a goat – and everybody can relate to that,” he continued and added that he’d never been in a love relationship before. He said that there was a man he loved that didn’t love him back.At the 2015 Grammy Awards, where he won four categories, he said, “I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys!”.