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Sam Smith Writing on the wall… of fame

Full name: Samuel Frederick “Sam” Smith

 

Birth date: May 19, 1992

 

Nationality: English

 

Occupation: Singer-songwriter

 

Breaking news!
In 2016, for “Writing’s on the Wall”, the theme for the James Bond film Spectre, Sam Smith won a Golden Globe Award and the Academy Award for Best Original Song.

 

Soaring success
He became notorious in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, which peaked at number eleven on the UK Singles Chart. His subsequent feature on Naughty Boy’s “La La La” earned him his first number one single in May 2013.

 

Debut album: a success story
Sam Smith released his debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, in May 2014 on Capitol Records UK. The lead single, “Lay Me Down”, was released prior to “La La La”.

 

The second single, “Money on My Mind”, became his second song to reach the number one single position in the UK.

 

The album’s third single, “Stay with Me”, happened to become an international success, as it reached number one in the UK and number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, while the fourth single “I’m Not the Only One” reached the top five in both countries. The fifth single, “Like I Can”, reached number nine in the UK.

 

To sum it up, the album was a huge success and a living proof of consistent talent.

 

Awards and nominations
In December 2013, he was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critics’ Choice Award and the BBC’s Sound of 2014 poll. He won both.

 

In December 2014, Smith was nominated for six Grammy Awards, and at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in February 2015 he won four: Best New Artist, “Stay with Me” for Record of the Year and Song of the Year, and In the Lonely Hour for Best Pop Vocal Album. At the 2015 Brit Awards, he won the awards for British Breakthrough Act and Global Success.

 

Writing’s on the wall

 

lyrics

I’ve been here before
But always hit the floor
I’ve spent a lifetime running
And I always get away
But with you I’m feeling something
That makes me want to stay

 

I’m prepared for this
I never shoot to miss
But I feel like a storm is coming
If I’m gonna make it through the day
Then there’s no more use in running
This is something I gotta face

 

If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

 

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you’re not here I’m suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
Cause the writing’s on the wall

 

A million shards of glass
That haunt me from my past
As the stars begin to gather
And the light begins to fade
When all hope begins to shatter
Know that I won’t be afraid

 

If I risk it all
Could you break my fall?

 

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you’re not here I’m suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
Cause the writing’s on the wall

 

The writing’s on the wall

 

How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you’re not here I’m suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
How do I live? How do I breathe?
When you’re not here I’m suffocating
I want to feel love, run through my blood
Tell me is this where I give it all up?
For you I have to risk it all
Cause the writing’s on the wall