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– In February, singer Sam Smith announced his forthcoming album called The Thrill of it All.
– On Friday, he revealed the tracklisting for the project.
– One song, titled “Too Good At Goodbyes,” features vocals from Ed Sheeran.
– The rest of the songs are written by Smith himself.
– He wrote the album while working on his debut studio album, The Thrill Of It All, which was released in November 2016.
– The album includes 11 tracks, including collaborations with Justin Bieber, Pharrell Williams, John Legend, Sia, and Kanye West.
– The Thrill Of It Al debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart.
Samuel Frederick Smith was born in 15th Century England. He became one of the most important mathematicians of his era. His work included the invention of logarithms, trigonometry, calculus, and algebra. At the age of 23 he invented the slide rule and published his book “The Arithmetic Schoolmaster.” In it he described how to teach arithmetic to children. Before long he had become known throughout Europe as a teacher of mathematics.
In 1611 he married Elizabeth Brackenbury. They had three sons together. After her death, he remarried Mary Woodforde. She bore him six daughters and four sons. This second marriage lasted until his death.
Smith began his music career in 2007, releasing two songs, “Bad Day All week” and “When it’s alright”, before he signed a record deal with RCA Records in early 2008. In late January 2008, Smith performed “Bad Day All Week”, along with fellow American Idol contestant Taylor Hicks, during the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. He had been nominated for Best New Artist, but lost out to Justin Bieber.
In April 2008, Smith played a concert in Nashville, Tennessee, where he debuted several new songs including “I Feel Like Dancin'”. On July 24, 2008, Smith released another single titled “The A Team”. His debut album, 21, was released on October 7, 2008. The album charted at number one on Billboard 200 selling over 300,000 copies in its first week. It became Smith’s highest charting album to date.
On November 8, 2008, Smith won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Artist. In December 2008, Smith embarked on his first headlining tour, called the Good Luck Tour. After touring North America, Smith went on hiatus to focus on recording his sophomore studio album.
2010–2011: Second studio album, Thrill Seeker
In February 2010, Smith announced that he would begin working on his second album in Los Angeles, California. During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Smith stated that he wanted to make a concept album about growing up and having fun. He described the album as being “a little darker, more rock n roll, a lot heavier.”
He later revealed that the album would feature guest appearances by artists such as Chris Cornell, Kid Rock, and Timbaland. At the end of May, Smith confirmed that he had completed work on the album, saying “the record is done now. I just want to put it out there and see what happens.”
In June 2010, Smith confirmed that he would release the album in September 2010 and that he hoped to tour in support of it. On August 31, 2010, Smith premiered the song “Never Again” on AOL Music. On September 14, Smith premiered the complete track listing for Thrill Seeker via Rolling Stone. The following day, “Never Again” was released to radio stations across the United States.
In January 2012, it was announced that British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran had signed a record deal with Asylum Records. He released his debut studio album +, produced by Pharrell Williams, on 5 June 2013. This marked the start of what was dubbed “the x factor generation” of pop music, with the likes of One Direction, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Ellie Goulding, Louis Tomlinson, James Arthur and Sam Fender having achieved success.
Sheeran’s breakthrough came in September 2012, when he performed the track “Thinking Out Loud” live on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. After performing several tracks from his upcoming debut album, including “Don’t”, “Lego House” and “You Need Me, I Don’t Need You”, he was invited onto the show again to perform “The A Team”. The performance went viral online and led to him being nominated for Best Newcomer at the Brit Awards.
His second single, “Give Me Love”, was released on 22 November 2012, and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Charts. On 13 December 2012, he released the third single from the album, “Sing”, featuring American rapper Future. The song topped the charts in Ireland and Scotland, becoming Sheeran’s first number-one hit there. The song
2014–2016: In the Lonely Hour and international success
Smith’s debut album, titled, was released on 26 May 2014. It debuted at number one on both the UK Albums Chart and US Billboard 200 chart. The album features the singles “Lay Me Down”, “I Feel Good”, “Too Good At Goodbyes” and “Latch”. It became Smith’s most successful release worldwide, topping charts in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
The album received critical acclaim, receiving universal acclaim from critics and praise from music publications. Rolling Stone named it the fifth best album of 2014, while Spin magazine placed it at number five on their list of the 50 Best Albums of 2014. Pitchfork Media ranked the album at number six on their Top 10 albums of 2014 list. The album won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. In the Lonely Hours lead single “Latch” reached number three on the US Billboard Hot 100. The track also peaked within the top ten in several countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Sweden, Spain and Switzerland.
In June 2016, Smith released her second studio album, titled, which spawned four singles. The album debuted atop the US Billboard 200 chart, becoming Smith’s third consecutive number one album in the region. It sold over 804,000 copies in its opening week, making it the biggest selling album in the UK in 2016. In the Lonely Hours second single, “Stay With Me”, topped the US Dance/Electronic Songs chart and reached the top twenty of the Billboard Hot 100. The song also peaked within the top forty of the Canadian Hot 100 and the Swedish Singles Chart. Its follow up single, “Say Something Loving”, entered the US Adult Contemporary chart at number eight, while reaching the top thirty of the Australian ARIA Charts. The final single from the album, “Too Good at Goodbye”, peaked within the top fifty of the US Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
2016–2018: The Thrill of It All
In January 2016, following the release of her debut EP, Smith revealed she was working on her follow-up album, saying “I’m writing my second album now. I’ve got about 20 tracks, some of them are really good.” She added that she wanted to make sure that there was no filler on the album.
During an interview with BBC Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac in June 2016, Smith confirmed that she had written enough material for a second album, adding that she hoped to finish recording it over the summer. She stated that she had been inspired by artists such as Adele, Rihanna, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran.
On 7 August 2016, Smith announced via Twitter that she had finished mixing her second album. She later tweeted that she had taken inspiration from the likes of Adele, Sam Smith, Frank Ocean, James Blake, John Legend, Drake, Kanye West, Sia and Beyoncé.
Smith released her second studio album, titled Thriller, on 22 September 2017. It includes the singles “Too Good at Good-Byes”, “End Game”, “The Other Side”, “Stay Awake” and “Gods Will Be Watching You”. The latter three singles peaked within the Top 10 of the UK Singles Chart. “Stay Awake” became Smith’s third consecutive song to peak inside the Top 5 of the UK charts.
2019–present: Love Goes and Gloria
In January 2019, Smith released her fifth album titled Reputation. The album debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart, becoming her third number one album in the United States. The album features collaborations with artists such as Zayn Malik, Camila Cabello, Shawn Mendes, Khalid, Travis Scott, Post Malone, Halsey, Ty Dolla $ign, Bryson Tiller, Jonas Brothers and Fifth Harmony. The album received generally positive reviews from critics.
On 15 February 2019, Smith announced she had signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner Chappell Music Publishing. She will continue to work closely with WMG’s A&R team and executive producer Greg Kurstin.
On 13 April 2019, Smith released the lead single off Reputation, called “Gloria”, featuring Miguel. The song peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100. The song became Smith’s fourth consecutive top 10 hit on the chart.
On 27 June 2019, Smith released the second single off Reputation, “Dancing With a Stranger”, with Normani. The song peaked at seven on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and several European territories. It also became Smith’s sixth consecutive top five hit on the Hot 100.
On 17 August 2019, Smith released the third single off Reputation, a remix version of “Dancing With a Stranger”, featuring American rapper 21 Savage. The song peaked at six on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Smith’s seventh top 10 hit.
On 18 November 2019, Smith released the fourth single off Reputation, another remix version of “Dance with Me Tonight”, featuring Canadian singer PartyNextDoor. The song peaked at eight on the Billboard Hot 100 making it Smith’s eighth top 10 hit.
In December 2019, Smith revealed that she has written over 20 songs for the next Reputation album.