Sam Smith Becomes First UK Male Artist to Have Single Hit #1 at AAA, AC and Pop Radio

image006Sam Smithsrecord-breaking streak continues, as he becomes the first UK male artist toever to have his debut single,Stay With Me,reach #1 at AAA, AC and Pop radio. The gospel-induced soul ballad is being equally adored acrosssevenradio formats in the U.S., and has been certified three times platinum. Stay With Me remains the #1 song on Spotify for three consecutive weeks while Smith is the #1 artist on the platform.

According to Capitol Music Group Chairman Steve Barnett, Sams feat is further validation of what all of us at Capitol have known since first hearing the voice and songs of this amazing new artist: That Sams artistry would shatter the boundaries that too often pigeonhole artists, and his appeal wouldnt be limited to any one audience or radio format. Fans are embracing Stay With Me as a classic, and we couldnt be happier for Sam.

Smith initially made U.S. pop music history with his debut album,In The Lonely Hour, selling more copies in its first week of release than any other UK male artist in the history ofSoundscan. The album remains on the Billboard 200 chart in the Top 10, eight weeks after its release.

The British sensation will make his way back to the States for a fall North American tour. This run has completely sold out,including two shows at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, two shows in New York City and the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The MTV Artist to Watch alum is nominated for twoMTV Video Music Awardsin the categories of Best Male and Artist To Watch,set tobroadcastlive onSunday, August 24that 9pm ET/PT. Meanwhile, his video for new singleIm Not The Only Oneis approaching four million views in less than two weeks.

 

SAM SMITH FALL NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

September 15Boston, Mass.House of Blues

September 16Washington, D.C.Echostage

September 18New York, N.Y.United Palace Theatre

September 19New York, N.Y.Hammerstein Ballroom

September 21Toronto, ONTKoolHaus

September 22Chicago, Ill.Riviera Theater

September 24Vancouver, BCOrpheum Theatre

September 25Seattle, Wash.Paramount Theater

September 26Portland, Ore.Edgefield

September 28Oakland, Calif.Fox Theatre

September 29Los Angeles, Calif.The Greek Theatre

September 30Los Angeles, Calif.The Greek Theatre

October 4Houston, TexasHouse of Blues

October 6Atlanta, Ga.Tabernacle

October 7Nashville, Tenn.Ryman Auditorium

October 9Dallas, TexasHouse of Blues

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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