The British singer-songwriter, Sam Smith, has released his debut studio album In the Lonely Hour from the United Kingdom on May 26 of this year, via Capitol Records. In celebration of the success of his album, Sam Smith tickets will be hitting up a whopping 16 locations in the U.S. and Canada for his In the Lonely Hour Tour beginning January 9th and finishing on February 4th. You may know him from when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch” in October 2012, or when he was featured on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”, which earned him his first number 1 single in May 2013.
His soulful voice has captured millions across the globe as the album includes the hit singles “Money on My Mind” and “Stay with Me”, both of which landed the number one spot in the UK and the latter becoming a worldwide hit, peaking in the top ten in over ten countries, including the difficult to win over, United States. The album has received positive reviews both critically and commercially; Billboard gives his very first shot at an album an 8.5/10, explaining “Smith bares more than his vocal cords on this record. Every story of unrequited love that’s been put to song is powerful in its own right.” Furthermore, Music OMH awards the new artist 4 out of 5 stars, a feat most musicians never receive in their entire career, insisting, “Sam Smith is big for a reason, and has certain expectation attributed to him. In The Lonely Hour doesn’t buckle under that, it succeeds despite it, and will cement Smith as a bona-fide UK icon.”