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Sam Smith & Normani’s New Video

SAM SMITH & NORMANI RELEASE OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE, “DANCING WITH A STRANGER

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Today, Sam Smith & Normaniunveiled the video for their hit single, “Dancing With A Stranger.” Directed by Vaughan Arnell (James Blunt, George Michael), the clip was shot in London. Moving through a sleek, stark home, each artist confronts the empty feeling that follows a break-up and the impulse to fill the void with ephemeral connections. View “Dancing With A Stranger” HERE.

Released earlier this month by Capitol Records, “Dancing With A Stranger” has already racked up over 80 million cumulative streams worldwide. Hailing it as a “Song You Need to Know,” Rolling Stone described it as “deliciously retro” and noted, “Their soulful, understated delivery suggests a moody narrative of two people looking to get an ex off their mind, falling into the arms of someone exciting, nameless and new. Calling it “one of the first genuinely great songs of 2019.” Idolator noted, “they expertly capture the frustration and loneliness of heartbreak, bottling it and presenting it as something both deeply personal and infinitely relatable.” Out said “Dancing With A Stranger” is “a Perfect Breakup Anthem.” Entertainment Weekly observed, “Sam Smith and Normani have teamed up to soundtrack your weekend festivities.” Billboard said, “They’re a smouldering combo, and they’ve delivered something fiery with “Dancing With A Stranger.”

“Dancing With A Stranger” is the first new music from Smith in 2019 and follows his summer 2018 global hit with Calvin Harris, “Promises.” Smith will perform with Harris on February 20 at the BRIT Awards, which will be live streamed on YouTube. Already a three-time BRIT winner, Smith is nominated in the British Male Solo Artist category this year. He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards, a BET Award and six MOBO Awards, among others.

Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 20 million album equivalent units worldwide. His sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.”

Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single “Love Lies” with Khalid. “Love Lies” soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio and went double platinum in the U.S. “Love Lies” was the first single Normani released following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of new tracks including two songs with Calvin Harris and her recent single, “Waves” feat.6LACK. Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. She is currently working on her debut solo album. This March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.

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Sam Smith × New Album

THE THRILL OF IT ALL, SAM SMITH’S NEW ALBUM, IS OUT TODAY

 

“(SAM SMITH IS) ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST, MOST EXPRESSIVE SINGERS OF HIS GENERATION.”

**** – ROLLING STONE

 

“SAM SMITH IS A COLOSSAL FORCE IN CONTEMPORARY POP MUSIC.

– NPR

 

RIAA Certifies Lead Single, “Too Good At Goodbyes,” Platinum

 

Tickets On Sale Now For 2018 North American Arena Tour

 

 

The Thrill Of It All (Capitol Records), Sam Smith’s sophomore album, is now available at http://samsmith.world/TTOIAUS. Rolling Stone awarded it four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” NPR declares, “Sam Smith is a colossal force in contemporary pop music.” The Thrill Of It All finds Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes plus Timbaland, Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate. He was also joined in the studio by The Dap Kings, gospel choirs and YEBBA, a young singer he discovered on YouTube, who duets with him on “No Peace.”

 

The album contains the global hit “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA today. The single topped the U.S. and U.K. iTunes charts and has over 500 million combined streams worldwide. Views of the official video, which can be seen HERE, are nearing 200 million. 

 

Smith is launching The Thrill Of It All with a series of television appearances. He will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on November 7 and on “TODAY” on November 8. View his Carpool Karaoke segment of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” HERE. Recently Smith performed on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” 

 

His interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” airs today. Fans can get an early look at The New York Times’ in-depth feature on Smith slated to run in Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section, HERE.

 

Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of The Thrill Of It All arenatour, which kick offs on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (August 28 & 29). Each ticket purchased online for any of the U.S. dates on The Thrill Of It All tour will include a copy of Smith’s new album. For additional details, visit http://samsmithworld.com.

 

Released in June 2014, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling U.K. male debut in the SoundScan era and went on to sell 13 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY® record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. He was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith hasalso earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others

THE THRILL OF IT ALL

THE THRILL OF IT ALL, 

SAM SMITH’S NEW ALBUM,

OUT NOVEMBER 3rd ON CAPITOL RECORDS

 

Smith Announces 2018 North American Arena Tour

Ticket Pre-Sale For Fans Begins October 11th

Tickets Go On Sale To General Public October 12th

 

Smith Performs On “Saturday Night Live” October 7th

 
 

Sam Smith’s sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, will be released worldwide on November 3rd via Capitol Records. The pre-order is underway now at http://samsmith.world/TTOIAUS. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive the new track “Pray” plus the first single, “Too Good At Goodbyes.”See below for full track listing.

 

Today, Smith announced the North American dates for The Thrill Of It All tour. The arena run will kick off on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (August 28 & 29). See below for itinerary. An exclusive 24-hour ticket pre-sale for fans will begin on Wednesday, October 11, at 10:00 AM local time at http://samsmithworld.com. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, October 12, at 10:00 AM local time. Each ticket purchased online for any of the U.S. dates on The Thrill Of It All tour will include a copy of Smith’s new album. Visit http://samsmithworld.com for additional details.

 

Smith will be the musical guest on “Saturday Night Live” on October 7. He recently gave fans a taste of his new album during a series of intimate shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin. The Thrill Of It All finds Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes plus Timbaland, Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate. He also collaborates with the unsigned artist YEBBA on the song “No Peace.”

 

“Too Good At Goodbyes,” the album’s first single, is a global smash, hitting No. 1 on the U.K. and Global Spotify Charts andtopping the U.K. and U.S. iTunes charts. It has captured the top spot on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart Top 100 for three consecutive weeks, markingSmith’s sixth No. 1 single there. In the U.S., “Too Good At Goodbyes,” debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart. Worldwide Spotify streams of the single already exceed 100 million. Views of the official video,which can be seen HERE, are nearing 60 million.

 

Rolling Stone hailed “Too Good At Goodbyes” as “poignant” and TIME observed, “Cue the swelling violins, gospel chorus and Smith’s inevitable return to dominance.” Vulture said, “Crooning with his trademark soul, Smith packs an emotional punch with his lyrics…It’s been a long wait…but if the rest of his upcoming album is as moving as this new song, it has certainly been worth it.”

 

Released in June 2014, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling U.K. male debut in the SoundScan era and went on to sell 13 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY® record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. He was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith has also earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.

 

The Thrill Of It All – Standard Track Listing

 

Too Good At Goodbyes

Say It First

One Last Song

Midnight Train

Burning

Him

Baby, You Make Me Crazy

No Peace (feat. YEBBA)

Palace

Pray

 

U.S. Deluxe Edition also includes:

 

Nothing Left For You

The Thrill Of It All

Scars

One Day At A Time

 

The Thrill Of It All Tour – 2018 North American Dates

 

6/18 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre

6/19 Montreal, QC Bell Centre 

6/22 Detroit, MI Little Caesars Arena 

6/23 Columbus, OH Nationwide Arena

6/26 Boston, MA TD Garden 

6/27 Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center

6/29 New York, NY Madison Square Garden 

7/3 Washington, DC Capital One Arena

7/4 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center 

7/6 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center 

7/7 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena 

7/10 Duluth, GA Infinite Energy Center 

7/11 Orlando, FL Amway Center 

7/13 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena 

7/14 Miami, FL AmericanAirlines Arena

7/17 New Orleans, LA Smoothie King Center 

7/18 Houston, TX Toyota Center 

7/20 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center 

7/21 Austin, TX Frank Erwin Center

7/25 Monterrey, MEX Arena Monterrey

7/27 Mexico City, MEX Palacio de los Deportes

8/14 Saint Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center 

8/15 Chicago, IL United Center 

8/17 St. Louis, MO Chaifetz Arena 

8/18 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center 

8/21 Denver, CO Pepsi Center 

8/22 Salt Lake City, UT Vivint Smart Home Arena 

8/24 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center

8/28 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

8/29 Los Angeles, CA STAPLES Center

8/31 Glendale, AZ Gila River Arena

9/1 San Diego, CA Valley View Casino Center

9/4 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena 

9/5 San Jose, CA SAP Center 

9/7 Portland, OR Moda Center 

9/8 Seattle, WA KeyArena 

9/10 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena 

9/12 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place

9/13 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome


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Sam Smith × Official Video

Premieres The Video For “Too Good At Goodbyes” Today



 Sam Smith premieres the official video for his new single “Too Good At Goodbyes” today. The video was directed by Luke Monaghan, watch it HERE.

 

“Too Good At Goodbyes” is the first new music from Smith since the release of his Oscar and Golden Globe-winning “Writing’s On The Wall,” the James Bond theme song for Spectre. Written with longstanding collaborator Jimmy Napes, as well as Stargate, “Too Good At Goodbyes” once again demonstrates Smith’s undeniably unique vocal range and emotive songwriting talents.

 

Released in June 2014, Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling UK male debut in the Soundscan era and has gone on to sell 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. Smith was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. On In The Lonely Hour, Smith also earned three Billboard Music Awards, three Brit Awards and six MOBO Awards, among others. 

 

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Sam Smith

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Announces New Single “Too Good At Goodbyes” Out Now 

Smith To Perform A Series of Intimate Shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin

Following the breakout global success of his debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has revealed his new single, Too Good At Goodbyes,” out now via Capitol Records worldwide. 

“Too Good At Goodbyes” is the first new music from Smith since the release of his Oscar and Golden Globe-winning “Writing’s On The Wall,” the James Bond theme song for Spectre. Written with longstanding collaborator Jimmy Napes, as well as Stargate, “Too Good At Goodbyes” once again demonstrates Smith’s undeniably unique vocal range and emotive songwriting talents. Smith offers the following about the soulful torch song: “This song is about a relationship I was in and it’s basically about getting good at getting dumped. It’s been a long while since I’ve put any music out and I feel that this first single sets the tone of what is to come.”

For his musical return, Smith will perform a series of intimate shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, and get up close and personal with his fans as he unveils his new repertoire. Show details below, with venues to be announced shortly.         

Released in June 2014, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling UK male debut in the Soundscan era and has gone on to sell 12.5 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. Smith was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. On In The Lonely Hour, Smith also earned three Billboard Music Awards, three Brit Awards and six MOBO Awards, among others.

 

Show Dates*:

11th September: LA

13th September: NYC

15th September: London

18th September: Berlin

 

*Venues announced shortly