Sam Smith

New music

Hear Sam Smith and Normani's New Song, "Dancing With a Stranger"

"For me, ["Dancing With a Stranger"] bottles everything I was feeling whilst juggling my personal life and touring."
Kristin Corry
1.11.19
Expert Witness with Robert Christgau

Robert Christgau on the Bold Pop of Janelle Monáe and Perfume Genius

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'Dirty Computer' and 'No Shape' before sifting through recent records by Taylor Swift, Pink, Sam Smith, Kesha, Lana Del Rey, and Miguel.
Robert Christgau
6.4.18
grammys 2018

Watch Elton John and Miley Cyrus Do "Tiny Dancer," an Eternal Bop, at the Grammys

Elton got the tribute fitting of a Rocket Man.
Noisey Staff
1.29.18
New music

Sam Smith is Peak Sam Smith on His New Song with Timbaland, "Pray"

It sounds like a Sam Smith song.
Lauren O'Neill
10.6.17
Noisey News

Rejoice, For Ray BLK Has Been Crowned The BBC’s Sound of 2017

Thank fuck for that.
Lauren O'Neill
1.6.17
Objectively Correct Lists

A Brief History of Things Sam Smith Does Not Know

If pop culture operated like school, then Sam Smith would be the kid who always shows up on time, behaves in class, does all his homework, and still somehow gets a D.
Emma Garland
2.29.16
Op-Eds

The Changing Face of the Male Pop Star Heartthrob

What women are after, at least in their pop idols, isn’t the fantasy of a perfect body, but rather the articulation of the complicated language of emotion. And talent.
Kat George
2.24.16
Op-Eds

Sam Smith Only Just Waking Up To Racism Shows He’s Just Part of the Problem

He may have become ‘woke’, but it's hard to ignore the fact that a man celebrated for music indebted to black culture had failed to recognise the privilege of protection that his whiteness affords him.
Moya Lothian-McLean
1.20.16
Op-Eds

The Brit Awards Are Broken, How Do We Fix Them?

You can count the number of black British artists on one hand, and is there really such a shortage of talented British women that we have to nominate Amy Winehouse again?
Joe Zadeh
1.15.16
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Disclosure Brought Lorde and Sam Smith to 'Saturday Night Live'

The duo performed "Magnets" and "Omen" with special guests.
Craig Jenkins
11.16.15
Op-Eds

The Right to Be Forgotten: Why a New Artist's Biggest Battle Is Finding a Way to Delete Their Past

In 2015, it's not unusual for a record label to sign an artist, and immediately remove every single thing they've ever done.
11.13.15
Holy Shit

A Band Called Spectres Have Employed a Publicity Tactic That Involves Lies, Sam Smith, and "Bullying"

The band claimed that Smith's manager tried to ban them from the BBC.
Noisey Staff
Ryan Bassil
10.26.15
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