THE THRILL OF IT ALL, SAM SMITH’S NEW ALBUM, IS OUT TODAY
“(SAM SMITH IS) ONE OF THE MIGHTIEST, MOST EXPRESSIVE SINGERS OF HIS GENERATION.”
**** – ROLLING STONE
“SAM SMITH IS A COLOSSAL FORCE IN CONTEMPORARY POP MUSIC.
RIAA Certifies Lead Single, “Too Good At Goodbyes,” Platinum
Tickets On Sale Now For 2018 North American Arena Tour
The Thrill Of It All (Capitol Records), Sam Smith’s sophomore album, is now available at http://samsmith.world/TTOIAUS. Rolling Stone awarded it four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” NPR declares, “Sam Smith is a colossal force in contemporary pop music.” The Thrill Of It All finds Smith once again working alongside close friend and long-time collaborator Jimmy Napes plus Timbaland, Malay, Jason “Poo Bear” Boyd and Stargate. He was also joined in the studio by The Dap Kings, gospel choirs and YEBBA, a young singer he discovered on YouTube, who duets with him on “No Peace.”
The album contains the global hit “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales chart and was certified Platinum by the RIAA today. The single topped the U.S. and U.K. iTunes charts and has over 500 million combined streams worldwide. Views of the official video, which can be seen HERE, are nearing 200 million.
Smith is launching The Thrill Of It All with a series of television appearances. He will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” on November 7 and on “TODAY” on November 8. View his Carpool Karaoke segment of “The Late Late Show with James Corden” HERE. Recently Smith performed on “Saturday Night Live” and “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
His interview with NPR’s “Morning Edition” airs today. Fans can get an early look at The New York Times’ in-depth feature on Smith slated to run in Sunday’s Arts & Leisure section, HERE.
Tickets are on sale now for the North American leg of The Thrill Of It All arenatour, which kick offs on June 18, 2018 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto and include shows at Barclays Center in Brooklyn (June 27), New York City’s Madison Square Garden (June 29) and STAPLES Center in Los Angeles (August 28 & 29). Each ticket purchased online for any of the U.S. dates on The Thrill Of It All tour will include a copy of Smith’s new album. For additional details, visit http://samsmithworld.com.
Released in June 2014, Smith’s In The Lonely Hour was the biggest selling U.K. male debut in the SoundScan era and went on to sell 13 million adjusted albums worldwide. In February 2015, Smith set a GRAMMY® record, winning a total of four awards – the most ever received by a U.K. artist following the release of a debut album. He was named Best New Artist, In The Lonely Hour took Best Pop Vocal Album honors and his single “Stay With Me” won awards for both Record and Song of the Year. Smith hasalso earned an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others