Tag Archives: Sam Smith

Matt Baume On Gay Oscar Winners [VIDEO]

“Sam Smith just won an Oscar and noted that he’s the first openly gay man to win an Academy Award — but wait, that can’t be right, can it? Well, no. Here some of Oscar’s queerest moments — and honestly, I think it’s a GOOD thing that Sam lost count.”

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2016 Oscar Winners & Sam Smith’s Flub

All of the nominees and winners are listed below, but first here’s the deal with Sam Smith’s mostly-wonderful acceptance speech. Via Vanity Fair: When Sam Smith took the stage on Sunday night to accept his Oscar for best original song, for the Spectre theme he co-wrote with James Napier, he incorrectly paraphrased a statement Ian McKellen made about the lack ...

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Disclosure & Lorde – Magnets [VIDEO]

Last night house music kingpins Disclosure were joined by Lorde to perform their latest hit on Saturday Night Live where the chugging track was livened up with all-female drum line. Later in the show Sam Smith joined the band to perform their dance hit from this summer, Omen. Smith first came to wide notice with Disclosure’s 2012 monster smash, Latch. ...

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [VIDEO]

Backed by a full orchestra, Sam Smith on Friday performed his smash Bond theme on the Graham Norton show. Writing’s On The Wall has become the greatest-selling Bond theme in UK history and is the first to hit #1 on the British pop singles chart. Watch below.

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Sam Smith – Writing’s On The Wall [VIDEO]

Sam Smith’s song from the upcoming James Bond flick Spectre has become the first-ever Bond theme to top the British pop singles chart. (Adele’s Skyfall and Duran Duran’s A View To A Kill both peaked at #2 in the UK.) Last week we got the audio for the track and out today is the production video which includes scenes from ...

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Sam Smith- Writing’s On The Wall [AUDIO]

Sam Smith has released his theme song to the upcoming James Bond film, Spectre. Via Vanity Fair: Smith is the first British male solo artist to sing the Bond theme in 50 years. Tom Jones recorded “Thunderball’s” main track in 1965. “Writing’s on the Wall” was penned by Smith and frequent collaborator Jimmy Napes. “This is one of the highlights ...

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Sam Smith Vents On LGBT Rights

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Sam Smith Dominates 2015 Grammys

Tonight was the Sam Smith Show at the Grammys: The Grammys stayed with Sam Smith throughout the 57th awards show Sunday in Los Angeles. “Thank you all for the best night of my life” remarked a grateful Smith as he took home four top awards: best new artist, song of the year and record of the year for Stay With ...

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Sam Smith Video Features Gay Wedding Filmed At Anglican Church In London

Via Rolling Stone: Grammy nominee and Rolling Stone cover star Sam Smith unveiled the video for his new single “Lay Me Down,” the latest track off his platinum-selling debut album In the Lonely Hour. The video, filmed at the parish church of St. Margaret, Lee outside London and directed by Ryan Hope, finds Smith performing his ballad in front of ...

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Pop Stars Unite For Queen Cover

Posted last night to the Tonight Show‘s YouTube channel: “In honor of the Super Bowl, Jimmy and the Roots join Carrie Underwood, Sam Smith, Ariana Grande, Blake Shelton, Usher, Meghan Trainor, One Direction, and Christina Aguilera for an a cappella version of We Are The Champions.”

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Tom Petty: No Lawsuit, No Hard Feelings

“About the Sam Smith thing. Let me say I have never had any hard feelings toward Sam. All my years of songwriting have shown me these things can happen. Most times you catch it before it gets out the studio door but in this case it got by. Sam’s people were very understanding of our predicament and we easily came ...

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Sam Smith Agrees To Pay Royalites To Tom Petty On Grammy-Nominated Hit

Via Stereogum: Tom Petty has been awarded a songwriting credit on Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me,” which bears a close resemblance to Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” According to The Sun, the deal was settled out of court back in October, but is just coming to light now. Both Petty and singer/composer Jeff Lynne were given a 12.5% writing credit. ...

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Sam Smith Goes Platinum

Sam Smith today became this year’s only artist to sell one million albums in both the UK and the United States. Smith is only the second artist to hit platinum status in the US this year, following Taylor Swift’s 1989. The multi-artist soundtrack for Disney’s Frozen is the year’s biggest domestic seller with 3.4M copies.

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Sam Smith – Like I Can

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Tweet Of The Day – Sam Smith

For the first time ever, Grammy nominations were not announced all at once today and instead they’ve been trickling out on Twitter since early morning. So far gay crooner Sam Smith has in fact been nominated for five Grammys including Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, and Song Of The Year. The nominations for Album Of The Year, for ...

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Band Aid 30 – Do They Know It’s Christmas

The third remake of the 1984 charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas debuted on British television last night. Via the Guardian: The more cynical might suggest that in the age of twitchforkings and twitterstorms, when it sometimes seems that no pop cultural event can pass without someone somewhere forensically examining it in the hope of find something they can ...

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COVERS: The 2014 Out 100

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BRITAIN: Pop Music Stars Perform Beach Boys Classic God Only Knows

With a cast of new performers, the BBC has restaged its 1997 star-studded take on the Beach Boys classic, God Only Knows. Via the Guardian: As in 1997, the BBC has succeeded in gathering together a fairly staggering array of stars. Joining Brian Wilson, the song’s writer, are Sir Elton John, One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Pharrell Williams. Jake Bugg, Lorde, ...

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Sam Smith – Restart

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Disclosure & Sam Smith – Latch

Latch was released two years ago in the UK where it reached #11 on the pop chart. This week it rises to #7 on Billboard‘s US Hot 100 pop singles chart and remains at #1 on the US dance/electronic chart. Disclosure, who say they take their influences from legendary gay nightclubs like the Paradise Garage, play San Francisco’s Outside Lands ...

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