Who Is Sam Smith?

Every year in music we get a set of new stars ready to take on the task of breaking into the US music market. As EDM continues to die (let us rejoice) R&B music for that past year leading into 2014 has been on the comeback. Acts such as Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Robin Thicke, Adele, Alicia Keys, and Beyoncé just to name a few, have been able to put the struggling genre back to the forefront of music.

So who is one of R&B’s hottest new talents? I would gladly nominate Sam Smith. This talented young vocalist many musical influences include Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Prince and Beyoncé. The 21 – year – old soul singer/songwriter from the UK is finally generating a nice buzz here in the states. Sam Smith is currently signed to Capital Records and will be releasing his upcoming debut album, In The Lonely Hour, June 17th.

The UK has a talented bunch of singers representing them! Adele, Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis, and Emeli Sandé just to name a few were all successful finding success stateside, and hopefully Sam Smith can as well. Check out Sam Smith performing his new single “Stay With Me” on SNL. You can also download his EP, Nirvana, on iTunes now.

Stateside success: “Lay Me Down,” Naughty Boy “La La La” and Disclosure “Latch”