Sam Smith

I don’t want to make music that is hot now; I want to make music that is hot forever.

  • Name: Sam Smith 
  • Pronouns: They/them
  • Born: May 19, 1992 
  • From: London, UK 
  • Occupation: Singer, songwriter 
  • Contribution/Impact: Smith is an English singer and songwriter who is known for singing R&B, pop, and soul music. They have won a multitude of awards and has become an incredibly successful artist.
  • Known For: “Too Good at Goodbyes”, “Stay With Me”, “I’m Not the Only One.”  
  • Awards: Won 4 Grammy Awards in 2015, 1 Golden Globe Award in 2016, 1 American Music Award in 2014, 3 Billboard Music Awards in 2015
  • Interesting Facts: Smith cites Adele and Amy Winehouse as primary influences

Sam Smith was born a natural singer and performed a lot as a child. While in high school, they studied music and saw Aretha Franklin as well as Stevie Wonder as major inspirations. They have won four Grammy Awards, all in 2015. In 2014, Smith came out as gay and later as genderqueer, eventually adopting they/them pronouns.

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