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Hot 100: Sam Smith lands first Billboard top 10 hit with ‘Stay With Me’

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British singer Sam Smith has already soared to the top of the charts in the U.K. and now that success has transcended over to the U.S. According to Billboard Wednesday, the soulful singer has scored his first top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 with is hit single “Stay With Me.” The song made a jump from 19 to 10 just two weeks after reaching No.1 on the U.K.’s Official Singles Chart.

The single is from Smith’s debut album, “In The Lonely Hour,” set for release in the U.S. on June 17. The title song from the album debuts at No. 69 on the Hot 100 this week as the young singer may see the album potentially hit number one in both countries. It will be quite an accomplishment for Smith, who has been promoting his album with a summer tour.

He is already “gobsmacked” by the news of scoring his first top 10 hit. He told Billboard after hearing the good news, “I keep asking my team if they’ve made a mistake. Thank you so much, America, for everything.” It is highly likely Smith will continue to rise on the charts. He recently released a collaborated version of the song performed with R&B queen Mary J. Blige. If Sam Smith wasn’t known before, sharing his voice with Blige will definitely bring more attention his way.

Smith has also seen his collaboration with British duo Disclosure reach success as the song “Latch” has reach No. 17 in its 12th week making it Smith’s third top 20 hit. The duo has much admiration for Smith, describing him in a recent interview with PrideSource as a “brilliant man” who is “really grounded, loads of fun and just a really, really nice guy, and also immensely talented.” The music world is certainly finding that out.


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