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Monday, 8 December 2014

Sam Smith receives six Grammy Nominations..!

We picked him from the start in our One ToWatch 2014 and now Sam Smith scores SIX GRAMMY Awards® nomination…

Sam is the first male artist in 34 years  and the first U.K. male artist ever – to receive nominations in the "big four" GRAMMY Awards® categories following the release of a debut album. Smith's brilliant 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. These four categories constitute the General Field of the GRAMMY nominations. In addition, he was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance for Stay With Me, bringing his total nominations to six. 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." SnapCacklePop rated it 5 stars saying “Smith delivers songs with such conviction and power, full of explosive emotional statements mixed with rocket-powered hooks and gospel choirs” Read our review here.

Over the course of 2014, Smith has won the BRIT Critics' Choice award, the BBC Sound of 2014 prize, Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock honors at the American Music Awards, a Q award, four MOBOs and the VH1 2014 You Oughta Know Artist Of The Year award and SnapCacklePops One To Watch2014.

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

Congratulations Sam, we knew you were a star from the moment we heard you. Check out Sam performing on the AMA’s last week and get your copy of In The Lonely Hour on iTunes now..!

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