Sam Smith

Sam Smith Delivers One of the Best VMA Performances of the Night With Soulful 'Stay With Me' - WATCH


At tonight's MTV Video Music Awards, Sam Smith delivered a soulful, stripped-down rendition of his hit "Stay With Me." Armed with just a backup piano and his voice, Smith was able to get the entire crowd (Kim Kardashian included) to sway to the beat.

Check out the swoon-worthy performance, AFTER THE JUMP...

The music video for the song was nominated for "Best Male Video" while Smith himself was nominated for "Artist to Watch." Neither award went to Smith. 



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  1. Beautiful voice and heartfelt performance. The song is absolutely gorgeous as well, and a well deserved hit.

    Still, isn't a sad testament to the current state of popular music when the fact that a singer can sing live and actually do it well, surprises us all and makes the news?

    Maybe, just maybe, the music industry should take a cue and give us less talentless rappers, Britneys and Rihannas, and a few actual singers like Sam Smith.

    Posted by: Akerus | Aug 25, 2014 12:03:48 AM

  2. I wouldn't call sam smith soulful but he is a good pop singer.

    Posted by: Larry | Aug 25, 2014 12:22:21 AM

  3. Having a gay singer get a write up in a gay blog isn't "making the news."

    Posted by: Oh vey | Aug 25, 2014 12:29:45 AM

  4. sadly, Viacom doesn't want you to see this.

    Maybe a DCMA-proof link is available somewhere.

    Posted by: michael | Aug 25, 2014 12:54:51 AM

  5. Is it true that he's friends with Kim K? Minus a million points there, Sam lol

    Posted by: Glenn | Aug 25, 2014 1:52:46 AM

  6. Sam Smith was a refreshing change from the half-naked corporate bimbos like Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj. It was the only part of the show that didn't involve lip-synching, apparently.

    Posted by: petey | Aug 25, 2014 2:01:26 AM

  7. @Michael

    Posted by: Me | Aug 25, 2014 2:16:51 AM

  8. really good for his first ever award show performance. he was a little awkward during the instrumental breaks but the stage presence will come with time.

    oh god though the music snobbery on this post is already out of control lol please make it stop

    p.s. petey lol what? do you just assume every pop act lip syncs or something? not even the two artists you name dropped lip synced. seriously how could you think iggy azealia was lip syncing with her terrible breath control? she could barely keep up with her verses lmao

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 25, 2014 2:19:59 AM

  9. JMC, the new thing at the moment is for stars to record their voices 'as it would be when singing live', so with Iggy dancing, with breathing controls. And then to lip sync it but also attempt to sing a few verses.

    You stan!

    Posted by: Rowan | Aug 25, 2014 2:38:14 AM

  10. Rowan,

    It's fake singing. The corporate bimbos like Katy Perry, Iggy Azalea and Nicki Minaj etc are not actual singers. They are manufactured and fake.

    Posted by: petey | Aug 25, 2014 2:53:13 AM

  11. Rowan, prerecorded vocals aren't anything new and I clocked Beyonce using them as she always does but we're talking about Iggy right now lol that girl wasn't even dancing she was standing and crouching and still nearly passed out from asphyxiation. And I do not stan for that basic, bite your tongue!

    Posted by: JMC | Aug 25, 2014 2:53:35 AM

  12. Thank you, ME.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 25, 2014 3:10:54 AM

  13. "Swoon-worthy"?

    I am too damned old to be swooning over a twenty-something. I might break a hip.

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 25, 2014 3:32:47 AM

  14. Amazing voice.

    Posted by: Moniker | Aug 25, 2014 4:12:47 AM

  15. And who won the artist to watch cathegory? because he was really the only realistic option

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 25, 2014 4:49:54 AM

  16. I know you racist whites will praise this, but for beyonce who performed her entire album, nothing, blacks are better singers and entertainers, so don't be jealous, blacks dance and sing better, wait for the grammy, Beyonce will take home everything,even in the country category

    Posted by: BRUNO | Aug 25, 2014 5:25:49 AM

  17. BRUNO: you must be incredibly stupid or simply blind. There's an article about Beyonce just ahead this one.

    That in case you were being serious, because frankly, you seem like the average troll.

    Posted by: jjose712 | Aug 25, 2014 7:01:29 AM

  18. Black "are" better singers and entertainers? I'll refer you to Nicki Minaj's pretty dull performance. Also, Adele still stands as my favorite pure vocal performance ever at the VMAs and she's as white as a sheet. Either way, just because they are talented doesn't make you anything special, Bruno. At all.

    Posted by: Oh vey | Aug 25, 2014 7:08:33 AM

  19. Adele is fat, and she sits in one place,I double dare her to dance or even move, taylor swift was a hot country mess at the vma's. Nicki minaj's dancing has improved, jealous racist whites,

    Posted by: BRUNO | Aug 25, 2014 7:21:28 AM

  20. @ Bruno - racist whites? Racist African Americans? There's really no difference. Hate is hate.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Aug 25, 2014 7:23:14 AM

  21. Beyonce sang her entire album,danced and sang in 5 inch heels wearing a tight tom ford leotard, and you white fools threw insults at her, if it where a white trash person like katy perry that did what beyonce did all you red necks would have been showering her with praises. Beyonce is the best female singer that ever lived, she's BLACK by the way so eat ur racist heart out.

    Posted by: BRUNO | Aug 25, 2014 7:24:35 AM

  22. Bruno's on the edge, isn't he?

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Aug 25, 2014 8:00:55 AM

  23. Mike In The Tundra. I think he's already gone over the edge.

    Posted by: Bollox | Aug 25, 2014 8:30:41 AM

  24. Bruno, it's time to take your medications again.

    Posted by: Moniker | Aug 25, 2014 8:55:40 AM

  25. BRUNO: please go back to writing your weekly newsletter for the unauthorized Beyonce Fan Club.

    Posted by: BETTY | Aug 25, 2014 10:45:13 AM

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