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Sam Smith's star continues to rise

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:25

May 27 - The British singer prepares to release his debut album ''In The Lonely Hour''. Alicia Powell reports.

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British singer Sam Smith continues to top the charts. Fresh off his Critics' Choice Award at the BRITs and his top spot on BBC's "Sound of 2014" list - Smith is celebrating his third Number One with "Stay With Me". Ahead of the release of his debut album "In The Lonely Hour", Smith described the wide range of feelings he's experienced over the last year. SOUNDBITE: Sam Smith, singer, saying (English): "I'm an emotional person, that's why I do what I do, and it's been mental. I've had moments where I've never been happy, or never felt as happy as that in my life, but there's moments when I've never felt so alone in what's happening, because it's only me, it's only happening to me right now. So, it's hard sometimes, but I'm having the most amazing ride I could ever ask for." Smith insisted he'd "take a risk" with this album and didn't want it to fall into any specific genre. SOUNDBITE: Sam Smith, singer, saying (English): "With this album I wanted to create a concept piece, and so I decided to focus on something that I feel really strongly about which is unrequited love and how that form of love is just as important as other forms of love. I spent my whole life kind of being pitied, I guess, in a way, because I have never been in a relationship myself." Smith says the songs will take fans on an emotional roller coaster. SOUNDBITE: Sam Smith, singer, saying (English): "I want you to listen to this album and I want you to think you know me and then I want to bring out something else and you think, "What? Where has that come from?" That's what I want to do." "In The Lonely Hour" was released on May 26th.

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Sam Smith's star continues to rise

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 - 01:25