Whilst his first album ‘In The Lonely Hour‘ became the fastest-selling debut album of the year so far (101K copies in first week,) 22 year old singer-songwriter Sam Smith, who received wide acclaim for his work on Disclosure‘s 2013 lead single ‘Latch,’ continued his so-far impressive oeuvre on the other side of the globe. The start of the week saw Sam Smith team up with the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J Blige on ABC’s Good Morning America to give a live performance of their collaborative duet of Darkchild‘s ‘Stay With Me’ remix.
The ‘Money on my Mind’ singer also commented on his debut album’s sales saying ”It’s amazing. I was a bit scared a few days ago because I knew that Coldplay’s album had come out. I’m so happy.” ‘In The Lonely Hour’ took the number one spot on the album charts knocking off Coldplay’s Ghost Stories from the summit.
In The Lonely Hour is available to buy on iTunes and other music outlets.