Sam Smith: A Biography of the Award-Winning Singer

Sam Smith
Sam Smith

Sam Smith is an English singer-songwriter who has received various honors and plaudits for his work. Smith is noted for their beautiful voice, passionate lyrics, and candor about their personal life and identity. If you want to know Sam Smith’s age, height, weight, net worth, and wife, scroll down the page.

Early Life and Career

Smith was born on May 19, 1992, in London, to parents Frederick Smith and broker Kate Cassidy. Smith grew up in Great Chishill and went to Thomas More Primary School. They were bullied as children for having breasts and had liposuction at the age of 12.

Smith, who performed in the 2007 performance of Oh! Carol, a Neil Sedaka musical, is a member of Youth Music Theatre UK. They had been in jazz ensembles before entering the musical theatre. They acquired songwriting and vocals while studying with jazz pianist Joanna Eden.


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Smith made their debut in October 2012, when they appeared on Disclosure’s single “Latch,” which reached number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. They were on Naughty Boy’s single “La La La” the next year, which went to number one in the UK.

Capitol Records UK released Smith’s debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, in May 2014. “Lay Me Down,” the album’s main song, was released before “La La La.” “Money on My Mind,” the album’s second single, became their second number-one single in the United Kingdom.

Its third single, “Stay with Me,” was a worldwide success, reaching number one in the United Kingdom and number two on the Billboard Hot 100, while successive singles “I’m Not the Only One” and “Like I Can” charted in the UK.

At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, the album won four awards: Best Pop Vocal Album, Best New Artist, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year. It was also nominated for Album of the Year and Best Pop Solo Performance. Smith’s song “Writing’s on the Wall” was used as the theme for the James Bond film Spectre (2015), and it earned Smith both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Sam Smith Personal Life and Identity

Smith has been open about their sexuality and gender identification and has dated both men and women. Smith claimed that a relationship with a man served as the inspiration for their debut record when he came out as gay in May 2014.

Smith dated actor and model Jonathan Zeizel in 2014, but they split up later that year. Smith also dated actor Brandon Flynn from September 2017 to June 2018. Smith was speculated to be dating designer Christian Cowan in January 2023 after they were spotted together in New York City.

Smith came out as genderqueer in October 2017, saying, “I feel just as much a woman as I do a man.” Smith also stated that they had dabbled with women’s attire and makeup since childhood and felt more comfortable in their flesh as a result.

Smith declared in September 2019 that they preferred to use their pronouns and thanked the LGBTQ+ community for their acceptance and support. Smith also stated that they were “not male or female,” but rather “a mixture of all these different things.”

Sam Smith Net Worth and Achievements

Smith has a net worth of $45 million as of 2023. Smith’s fortune has come from music sales, tours, endorsements, and other businesses. Smith has also contributed to several charities and causes, including War Child, Comic Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Sam Smith

Smith has garnered five Grammy Awards, three Brit Awards, three Billboard Songs Awards, and an American Music Award, as well as a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for their songs.

In the Lonely Hour was the best-selling debut album of the 2010s and the sixth best-selling album of the decade on the UK Albums Chart, while Smith’s albums spent the fourth-most weeks at number one in the 2010s, trailing Ed Sheeran, Adele, and Eminem.

Smith is the first openly transgender musician to chart at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as win a Grammy Award.

Sam Smith Car Collection

Sam Smith recently paid USD 700,000 for a Ferrari Portofino. Sam Smith also owns a USD 90,000 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Below is a list of additional vehicles that Sam Smith owns.
  • Aston Martin DBX
  • BMW X8
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class
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