Globally recognized for his deep, emotional and sad songs, the super-talented multi-award winning pop artist, Sam Smith, has enjoyed a remarkable amount of success since his debut in the music industry. With a huge fan base and top-selling albums, he has elevated his status quo to millionaire at a reasonably young age of 26. This piece looks at the net worth of Sam Smith in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Sam Frederick Smith is a Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter. He was born on 19th May 1992, in London to parents Frederick Smith and Kate Cassidy. He is the only son in the family.
Sam attended the St. Mary’s Catholic School in Bishop’s Stortford where he held membership in the Bishop Stortford Junior Operatics and the Cantate Youth Choir. He is also an alumnus of the Youth Music Theatre UK. He was featured in their Oh! Carol production, a 2007 musical which encompassed the music of Neil Sedaka. Growing up, he was also a member of several jazz bands.
Sam Smith came out as gay to the public in May 2014 just when his career in the music industry had begun to take off. He was at the time in a romantic relationship with model and actor, Johnathan Zeizel, which he acknowledged publicly. The relationship, however, has since ended.
Though there was no confirmation from the pop star, celebrity news reported that Sam Smith dated Charlie King and Tom Daley for a brief amount of time after his breakup with Jonathan. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in September 2017, Sam admitted that he was in a relationship. The tabloids revealed his partner’s identity as Brandon Flynn. However, the pair is reported to have split in June 2018 after dating for nine months.
Sam Smith has dealt with inner battles in his life. He has admitted having had struggled with dressing as a man in his earlier age. He said at some point he owned none of the men’s clothes, but only women’s clothing and he would also apply makeup. He became more comfortable with his sexuality after coming out and is a public supporter of the LGBT community. Besides his sexuality struggles, Sam also has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder which has made his life awful during some periods of his life.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Sam’s career breakthrough came in October 2012 when he was featured in Disclosure’s single “Latch”. He took the world by storm in 2014 with the release of his debut album, In the Lonely Hour, which has tracks like “Stay with me” hitting the top spot in the UK and gaining international success. He has subsequently released his second studio album, The Thrill of It All, which is his first number one album in the US charts.
With his success, Smith holds four Grammy awards which he won in 2015 after being nominated in six categories in December 2014. He also received an award for a Best Original Song for the hit single “Writing’s on the Wall” which he took home at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards. He also has three more awards which he received at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards. The Brit Awards in 2015 recognized the artist by awarding him the Brit Awards British Breakthrough Act
Net Worth & Earnings
Sam Smith’s net worth is $30 million, a fortune that he has made from his massive success in his music career. Sam is currently one of the most sought-after international artists and has made massive collaborations with big names in the industry including John Legend.
At just the age of 26 years, Sam Smith has managed to create a strong footing for himself in the music industry. He continues to captivate many fans through his heartfelt music that is appreciated throughout the world. The future is bright and promising for this talented and iconic artist.