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SAM SMITH & NORMANI

SAM SMITH & NORMANI ANNOUNCE ‘DANCING WITH A STRANGER’ OUT JANUARY 11th

Sam Smith & Normani announce their joint single ‘Dancing With A Stranger’ to be released worldwide via Capitol Records on Friday, January 11th. Presave link to download/stream the single here.

‘Dancing With a Stranger’ is a smooth slice of sultry, R&B influenced pop where Sam and Normani’s vocals effortlessly glide over the production. The collaboration between the two came about through a chance encounter at the studio in Los Angeles as Sam was writing the single with pop legends Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and with both artists being long-term fans of each other, it was a no-brainer for Normani to join Sam on the new track.

Sam Smith has spent the past year travelling around the world on tour in support of his sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 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 Éc;one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.Éd; Éc;Dancing With a StrangerÉd; is the first new music from Sam Smith in 2019 and follows on from his global hit with Calvin Harris Éc;PromisesÉd; which stormed the charts last summer.&#a0;Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 17 million album equivalent units worldwide.&#a0;He has won four GRAMMY awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.

On the new single Sam Smith says, Éc;Iߣm so excited for everyone to hear Éc;Dancing With a Stranger,Éd; which I wrote on The Thrill Of It All tour last year. For me it bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring.&#a0;It is also such a beautiful moment for me as Iߣm a huge, huge fan of Normani and everything she is. Iߣm so excited to watch her light shine. I hope everyone enjoys hearing this song as much as I do.Éd;

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 in the US and 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 tracks with Calvin Harris and her recent single, Éc;WavesÉd; feat. 6LACK. In addition to working with Calvin Harris, Khalid, and 6LACK, Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. Normani is currently working on her debut solo album and this March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.

Normani explains about the collaboration, I’m truly blessed having the opportunity to create with one of the greatest vocalists of this decade. I think about the artists that I frequently listen to daily and Sam Smith has definitely been one of them for some time now. I never thought in a trillion years that I would be able to state that I have a record with this extremely gifted being. Iߣm super proud to share this song with Sam and cannot wait for the rest of the world to experience it – from the first moment that I heard the song I knew how special it was. Iߣm deeply in love with this body of work and I hope that you all will be too. Iߣm so thankful that Sam put his trust in me to help him bring this song to life. To my fans, thank you for all of your continued support. I love y’all!!! I pray you guys enjoy this.

[Image credit: Steve Schofield]

Netsky × David Guetta

LISTEN TO “ICE COLD” HERE: https://netsky.lnk.to/IceColdPR

WATCH OFFICIAL VISUALIZER FOR “ICE COLD” HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldExLvib3Ts

Today, award-winning globally renowned electronic music producer NETSKY shares a new club anthem “Ice Cold” [feat. David Guetta] via Republic Records and Casablanca Records. Get it HERE. Watch official visualizer HERE.

“Ice Cold” opens the duality of upcoming Palmtrees & Powerlines, the two-part project that explores both NETSKY’s magnetic brand of pop music (on Palmtrees) and his genre-bending innovation as a creator of club tracks (onPowerlines). “Ice Cold”, with its dancefloor vibes, finds its home in Powerlines, where previously released “Téquila Limonada” feat. A.CHAL, aligns with Palmtrees. Each song from Palmtrees & Powerlines will find a place within one of these two worlds NETSKY has built.

About their “Ice Cold” collaboration, Guetta excitedly said, “Working with NETSKY on this track was amazing. He’s such a great producer, and I’m really happy with the end result.

NETSKY recently produced two cuts on the Guetta’s recent album 7, including “Light Headed” [feat. Sia] and “Battle” [feat. Faouzia].

“’Ice Cold’ was such a fun song to make.” NETSKY adds about the new song, “I remember both Stargate and David Guetta making me crank up this demo in a LA studio and all of us vibing to it together. Working with David was amazing, it was inspiring seeing his work routine and energy in studio and I’m so excited to be releasing this single today.”

Stay tuned for more to come from Palmtrees & Powerlines.

ABOUT NETSKY:
NETSKY quietly emerged as not only Belgium’s hottest musical export this decade, but also as a tried-and-true electronic music trendsetter. Beyond standout sets at Coachella, Glastonbury, Pukkelpop, and beyond, he drew a capacity crowd of 18,000 in 2017 in Antwerp’s Sportpaleis Arena. He envisioned and ignited “Netsky & Friends” as an extension of his creative influence, curating and hosting a stage at Tomorrowland and descending on numerous other markets throughout 2018 and beyond. Among countless awards, he became the highest ranking drum ‘n’ bass DJ in the coveted DJ Mag Top 100 in addition to making history as “the youngest ever recipient of the Flemish Culture Award for Music.Amidst a catalog of hits, his smash “Rio” attracted a feature from hip-hop titan Mackelmore on the “Rio Remix”—which would be noted as an unofficial Olympics 2016 anthem. Appropriately, he served as the official artist ambassador for the Belgian Olympic team. Everyone from Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa to Jack Ü has also sought him out for remixes. However, he truly goes worldwide in partnership with Republic Records and Casablanca Records, and the upcoming release of Palmtrees & Powerlines.

ABOUT CASABLANCA RECORDS
Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance and Electronic music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, Netsky and Phantoms.

ABOUT REPUBLIC RECORDS
A division of Universal Music Group, the world’s leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Black Sabbath, Florence + the Machine, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Jacquees, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (Belly, NAV, The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Jaden Smith, Justine Skye, The Dream), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels’ STAR, The Four), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

The Initial Cocktail Outing Party

Hooch App and Samsung Next presented

The Initial Cocktail Outing Party

in Austin during SxSW

with performance by Grammy Nominated Artist Fat Joe (All the Way Up, What’s Luv, Lean Back),

and special DJ set by Grammy Awarded Producers Stargate (Beyoncé, Rihanna, Coldplay)

Attendees enjoyed cocktails with the Hooch App while danced the night away to over a dozen hits by Fat Joe and experienced a rare Stargate on stage DJ set including debut of their latest single for the very first time.

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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http://samsmith.world/TTOIAUS

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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