UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP'S SAM SMITH BAGS FOUR AWARDS AT THE JUST CONCLUDED 57TH GRAMMY AWARDS CEREMONY IN LA
Win includes the prestigious `Record of the Year’, `Song Of The Year’ and `Best New Artist’ Awards!
It's been a big year for Universal Music Group’s artist Sam Smith with the young Brit taking home some of the biggest laurels the Grammy’s have to offer. The British Singer won two of the top Grammy awards `Record Of The Year’ and `Song Of The Year’for his heartbreak single “Stay with Me (Dark child Version),”and was also anointed the`Best New Artist’. His debut album “In The Lonely Hour” won `Best Pop Vocal Album’.
Just over two years ago, Sam Smith captured hearts throughout the world when he released a stripped-back, acoustic video of “Lay Me Down”. Two years later and Sam Smith is still the name on everyone’s lips as last year saw Sam sell over five million copies worldwide of ‘In The Lonely Hour’ making him one of the fastest-selling British debut artists of all time.
2014 saw Sam go from newcomer to international superstar having now collected an impressive array of prestigious music awards with four more to his name after last night’s Grammys. It was also recently announced he was the only artist in the world last year to reach over 1 million album sales in both the UK and the US.
As he accepted the award for `Record of the Year’, the 22-year old Smith said, "I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys."
Smith also sent out a message to viewers earlier during the telecast urging audiences to accept themselves for who they are saying, "Before I made this record, I was doing everything to try and get my music heard, I tried to lose weight and I was making awful music and it was only until that I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen."
Commenting on Sam Smith’s Grammy win, Sunil D’Sa, Vice President – Marketing, Universal Music Group, South Asia says, “Sam Smith was one of the exciting new artists that we broke in India in 2014. His debut album “In The Lonely Hour” was one of the highest selling International albums last year here. And now with his well-deserved Grammy haul, we are confident that this album will scale new heights in India and establish Sam as a talent to reckon with. 5 million+ album sales globally, 4 prestigious Grammy awards, it’s time for every music fan in India to experience the brilliance of Sam Smith!”
2015 is shaping up to be bigger than the last year with Sam’s escalating success and multi-national sales making him one of the UK’s most exciting home-grown talents.
`In The Lonely Hour’ is available exclusively on Universal Music across all physical and digital platforms.