Sam Smithâ€™s Hit Single 'Stay With Me' Surpasses One Million Sales Mark
June 25, 2014 at 9:20 AM (PT)
SAM SMITH has made U.S. pop music history with his debut album, "In The Lonely Hour," selling more copies in its first week of release -- 165,966 -- than any other debut album by a U.K. male artist in history. The CAPITOL RECORDS album is propelled by the Top-Ten hit single, “Stay With Me,” which has just surpassed sales of one million copies this week.
A forthcoming NORTH AMERICAN tour in SEPTEMBER has completely sold out (a few tickets remain in PORTLAND, OR), including The Greek Theatre in LOS ANGELES, the Hammerstein Ballroom in NEW YORK and the Riviera Theater in CHICAGO.
According to CAPITOL MUSIC GROUP Chairman/CEO STEVE BARNETT, “We are thrilled that American audiences are embracing SAM SMITH and In The Lonely Hour so strongly. SAM’s stirring and revealing songs, as well as his one-of-a-kind voice and soulful delivery, is a combination that’s compelling and imbued with artistry. We are still at the early stages of presenting Sam Smith and his music to U.S. audiences, but this record-setting first week is certainly a strong sign of music fans’ recognition that a great new artist has arrived.”