Sam Smith's Debut Album Certified Platinum By RIAA
December 15, 2014 at 12:48 PM (PT)
SAM SMITH's debut CAPITOL RECORDS album, "In The Lonely Hour," has been certified Platinum by the RIAA, following multiplatinum (4X) certification for his debut single, “Stay With Me,” and his current platinum hit “I’m Not The Only One.”* In addition to "In The Lonely Hour" selling more than one million copies by the traditional measures of physical and download album sales, it has sold an additional one million when factoring in the newer metrics of track- and stream-equivalent albums (as computed by NIELSEN SOUNDSCAN).
SMITH is the recent recipient of six GRAMMY nominations, including nods in all four major categories, Album, Record and Song as well as Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album and Best Pop Solo Performance. SMITH is the first male artist in 34 years, and the first male artist ever – to earn nominations in the “Big Four” General Field GRAMMY categories following the release of a debut album.