Sam Smith Is The First Male Artist In 34 Years To Be Nominated In All “Big Four” Grammy Categories Following A Debut Album Release

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Sam Smith is the first male artist in 34 years and the first UK artist ever, to be nominated in all “big four” Grammy categories following the release of his debut album.

As announced today, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour  was nominated for Album Of The Year while his 4x multi-Platinum single “Stay With Me” was nominated for Record and Song Of The Year. Smith also received a nod for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album,  and Best Pop Solo Performance for “Stay With Me.” Bringing the grand total of nominations to SIX.

Smith made chart history in the U.S. with In The Lonely Hour, which sold more copies in its first week of release than any other U.K. male artist debut in the 23-year history of SoundScan. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The Associated Press hailed it as “a passionate, heart-wrenching album” and The Washington Post observed, “‘In the Lonely Hour’ shows off every facet of Smith’s voice to goose pimple-raising effect.”

His newest single, “I’m Not the Only One,” was recently certified Platinum in the US. It marks his third Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 this year, a feat unrivaled by any other male artist in 2014. It follows his 4x multi-Platinum breakthrough hit, “Stay With Me,” which was played across eight radio formats and climbed to No. 1 at five formats.

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Smith made chart history in the U.S. with In The Lonely Hour, which sold more copies in its first week of release than any other U.K. male artist debut in the 23-year history of SoundScan. It entered the Billboard 200 at No. 2 and has been certified Platinum by the RIAA. The Associated Press hailed it as “a passionate, heart-wrenching album” and The Washington Post observed, “‘In the Lonely Hour’ shows off every facet of Smith’s voice to goose pimple-raising effect.”

“I’m Not the Only One,” Smith’s new single, was recently certified Platinum in the US. It marks his third Top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot 100 this year, a feat unrivaled by any other male artist in 2014. It follows his 4x multi-Platinum breakthrough hit, “Stay With Me,” which was played across eight radio formats and climbed to No. 1 at five formats.

The 57th Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast will take place live from STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 8, 2015.

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Smith is kicking off his North American Tour on January 9 and includes shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden and the Forum in Los Angeles.

SAM SMITH ARENA/THEATRE TOUR 2015

January 9 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre
January 10 Nashville, TN Grand Ole Opry House
January 12 Fairfax, VA Patriot Center
January 13 Philadelphia, PA The Liacouras Center
January 15 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
January 17 Boston, MA Agganis Arena
January 19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
January 20 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
January 22 Detroit, MI Masonic Temple Theatre
January 23 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion
January 24 St. Paul, MN Roy Wilkins Auditorium
January 26 Broomfield, CO 1st Bank Center
January 29 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
January 30 Los Angeles, CA The Forum
January 31 San Francisco, CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
February 2 Seattle, WA Key Arena
February 4 Vancouver, BC Rogers Arena