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Curiosities you may not have known about Sam Smith, who turns 31 today

Samuel Frederick Smith was born on 19 May 1992 in London. After lending his voice to the tracks 'Latch' and 'La La La' by electronic group Disclosure and DJ Naughty Boy respectively, the singer successfully launched his solo career, releasing the album 'In The Lonley Hour' in 2014. 

Considered one of the best voices in modern soul pop, Sam Smith has quickly broken record after record and won many prestigious awards.

Here are some trivia you might not know about the voice of hit songs such as 'Stay With Me', 'Unholy' and 'Too Good at Goodbyes'.

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Happy Birthday to Sam Smith
Samuel Frederick Smith was born on 19 May 1992 in London. After lending his voice as a 'guest' for the tracks 'Latch' and 'La La La' by the electronic group Disclosure and DJ Naughty Boy respectively, the singer launched a solo career, releasing the hit record 'In The Lonley Hour' in 2014. Considered to be one of the best voices in modern soul pop, Sam Smith has quickly conquered several records, also winning many prestigious awards.
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Sam Smith has two famous cousins
The performer of hit songs such as 'Stay With Me', 'Unholy' and 'Too Good at Goodbyes', is a distant cousin of singer Lily Allen and her younger brother Alfie, an actor known for his role as Theon Greyjoy in 'Game of Thrones'.
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Sam Smith's mother's million-dollar lawsuit
Kate Cassidy, the singer's mother, is a successful banker: in 2009, however, she filed for £1.5 million compensation in the Supreme Court against her former employer, who had fired her. The reason for the dismissal? Kate allegedly spent too much time managing her son's nascent music career.
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Sam Smith's awards
Although his career has only been going strong for about 10 years, the singer-songwriter has already won many awards. Among them is the Academy Award for Best Song for 'Writing's on the Wall', a track on the soundtrack of the film 'Spectre' from the James Bond saga. Smith also won five Grammy Awards, including four in 2015: 'Best Pop Vocal Album' for 'In the Lonely Hour', 'Record of the Year' and 'Song of the Year' for 'Stay with Me', and finally 'Best New Artist'. The remaining Grammy came in 2023: 'Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group' for 'Unholy', sung with Kim Petras.
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Sam Smith's musical idols 
There are many artists who have inspired Sam Smith, both in the past and in recent times. Among Smith's major influences are Chaka Khan, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Marvin Gaye, Amy Winehouse and Christina Aguilera. In addition, the singer-songwriter mentioned Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey in an interview, calling them the greatest R&B voices.
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The bizarre theory concerning Adele and Sam Smith
A strange theory has been circulating on TikTok for some time and, of course, without any logical proof: Adele and Sam Smith would actually be the same person. Those who support the theory cite several pieces of evidence: for instance, it seems that Adele's voice, slowed down, would be extremely similar to that of her colleague, but their faces would also match. Smith joked about this bizarre story, claiming that, indeed, no one has ever seen him and Adele in the same room!
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