Sam Smith

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Sam Smith
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It seems like everything Sam Smith touches turns to gold. His soaring vocals on Disclosure's "Latch" brought him universal attention, and then his falsetto-laden feature on Naughty Boy's "La La La" earned him his first number-one single and the 2014 Brit Critics' Choice Award. But the soulful wunderkind will probably be crooning mostly from his first studio album, In the Lonely Hour, a set of songs that show a distinct and stripped-down deviation from the dance-floor hits that first made Smith's voice famous.

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