British singer-songwriter has topped the Official UK Albums Chart with his first album “In the Lonely Hour.”
The new album scored the fastest-selling debut album of 2014 so far, selling 101,000 copies in the past seven days, according to the
“In the Lonely Hour,” which was reportedly written about unrequited feelings for a “guy who didn’t love him back,” is the third fastest-selling album over-all.
The album is currently ahead of Coldplay’s “Ghost Stories,” according to
Reuters. Paolo Nutini’s “Caustic Love” stands at No. 3.
“It’s amazing! I was a bit scared a few days ago because I knew that Coldplay’s album had come out. I’m so happy,” stated Sam Smith regarding the success of “In the Lonely Hour.”
The 22-year-old singer’s achievements don’t stop there. Last week, Sam Smith bagged his third number one single with “Safe With Me.”
His first single was released last May after he was featured on Naughty Boy’s “La La La.” His second, “Money On My Mind,” followed in February.
Smith won the Critics’ Choice Prize at the Brit Awards earlier this year and was named the Sound of 2014 in the BBC’s annual poll.
The talented singer recently opened up about the inspiration behind “In the Lonely Hour” during his interview with The Fader, according to
“I’ve never been in a relationship before. I’ve only been in unrequited relationships where people haven’t love me back. I guess I’m a little attracted to that in a bad way,” stated Smith.
He added, “‘In the Lonely Hour’ is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place.”
Smith was able to get his own kind of closure after the song was released.
“I told him about it recently, and obviously it was never going to go the way I wanted it to go, because he doesn’t love me. But it was good as a form of closure, to get it off my chest and tell him. I feel better for it. I feel almost like I signed off this part of my life where I keep giving myself to guys who are never going to love me back,” said Smith.