Song surpasses 10 million sales and streams in US
Sam Smith’s 2014 breakthrough single, “Stay With Me,” has earned an RIAA diamond certification, surpassing the 10 million threshold counting song sales and streams in the United States. The soulful track is from Smith’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, which won the GRAMMY Award for Best Pop Vocal Album while “Stay With Me” took honors in both Record and Song of the Year categories and Smith was named Best New Artist.
“Stay With Me” became a worldwide hit, debuting at No. 1 on the U.K. chart and topping the charts in numerous countries. In the U.S., “Stay With Me” was played across eight radio formats and climbed to No. 1 at five formats. The official video has amassed more than one billion views worldwide.
In addition to the diamond certification for “Stay With Me,” Smith has earned a host of new certifications. In The Lonely Hour is now 5X platinum while The Thrill of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 in 2017, has been certified platinum. New song certifications include “I’m Not The Only One” earning 7X platinum, “Too Good At Goodbyes” 6x platinum, “Lay Me Down” 5X platinum, “How Do You Sleep?” double platinum, “Leave Your Lover” and “Writing’s On The Wall” platinum with “To Die For” and “One Last Song” going gold.
“How Do You Sleep?” and “To Die For” are from Smith’s critically acclaimed new album, Love Goes, out now on Capitol Records. The album also includes new single, “Diamonds” – a dazzling dance floor anthem that showcases Smith’s unforgettable vocals in a defiant tale of love lived without regret- “My Oasis,” the cross-continental collaboration with Burna Boy, and multi-platinum global hit “Dancing with a Stranger” featuring Normani.
Since the release of the 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has become one of the most celebrated artists to emerge on the music scene in recent history. Smith has sold over 25 million adjusted albums worldwide, amassed over 30 billion career streams, sold out world tours, won four GRAMMY Awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe and three BRIT Awards.
Love Goes follows 2017’s The Thrill Of It All, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Awarded four stars by Rolling Stone, the album included the hit single “Too Good At Goodbyes,” which recently became Smith’s second song to receive over a billion streams on Spotify, after “Stay With Me.” Smith, who has won GRAMMY, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar awards, recently featured on Tiwa Savage’s new song, “Temptation.”