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Artist profile for sam smith

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Artist profile for sam smith

  1. 1. Artist Profile: Sam Smith Jamie Dear
  2. 2. • He rose to fame in October 2012 when he was features on Disclosure’s breakthrough single ‘Latch’ – this song managed to get on the UK Top 20. • Soon after in May 2013, he featured on Naughty Boy’s “La La La” which peaked at number one soon after its release. • In 2013, he was nominated for the 2014 Brit Critic’s Choice Award as well as the BBC’s Sound of 2014. He won both of these awards and soon after, in May 2014, he released his own debut studio album called ‘In the Lonely Hour’ on Capitol Records. • Songs including ‘Stay with me’ and ‘Money on my Mind’ had international success with ‘Stay with me’ being nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year. When and how Sam Smith’s career begin?
  3. 3. Who creates his outfits and tour concepts? How is this funded? • Sam Smith is the one to decide what he wears and how he wears it. Brands like Calvin Klein have asked Sam Smith to wear a whole range of custom Calvin Klein Collection suits for his North American tour. • His first concert tour which was in support of his debut album In the Lonely Hour (2014) began 9th January 2015 and is expected to finish on the 12th December 2015. His label, Capitol Records and PMR Records, helps fund his tours. He also gets money from his album which proved to be an international success as aforementioned. • As previously stated, he not only gets money from his album and his worldwide hits, he also receives money from companies like Calvin Klein who pay him to wear their clothing lines. His labels also help fund his tours.
  4. 4. Research and describe Sam Smith’s fans • Sam Smith’s fans are devoted to him. • His fans are referred to as Little Sailors. • He has quite a large LGBT fan base. • Much like Sam Smith, his fans are generally quite emotional people and so they relate to his music on an emotional level. • They like to promote equality and tolerance as well as individualism; you should be able to express yourself and be who you want to be without being told otherwise. • They see Sam Smith as a good role model because he is true to himself and is an optimist therefore he sees the good in every situation which is why his fans adore him so much. • He allows his fans to feel confident and happy because he preaches that the best way is to be yourself and so his fans are somewhat inspired to be themselves and not a follower of the crowd. • He has a wide range of fans: both male and female, young and old. He doesn’t limit himself because the message he tries to give out, is universal and applies to everyone which is again, why his fans love him.
  5. 5. Find 3 shocking or impressive outfits or accessories Sam Smith has sported
  6. 6. What sorts of views does Sam Smith have about the world? How do fans respond to this? Famous Quotes? “This world ain’t exactly what my heart expected.” “It was only until I started being myself did the music start to flow and people start to listen.” “I sell records in countries where gay men get killed, and that’s a big thing for me, because maybe one person in that country will pick up my album, realize it’s by a gay artist, and it might change their opinion.” “Well thanks to the guy who broke my heart. You’ve got me 4 Grammy's tonight.” • Sam Smith, like Lady Gaga, believes and strives for equality in society. He is all for the LGBT community and wants to make a mark on the world. He wants to make people realise that you can be who you want and that you don’t need to hide it. • Although he doesn’t stress this, he does like to emphasise how it is alright to be whoever you want to be. • He believes that you shouldn’t be fake and that you should be true to yourself. • The best way is to listen to what your heart wants as only then will you be truly happy. • He is open and he is confident and his fans love this because it makes them feel confident and it gives them the ability to be themselves and not feel bad about it. • (the fourth slide also has fan responses)