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Sam Smith Teams Up With A$AP Rocky For 'I'm Not The Only One': LISTEN

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Openly gay crooner Sam Smith has been on a tear this summer with his wildly popular unrequited-love-themed-album In the Lonely Hour. Now he has teamed with A$AP Rocky for a new version of single "I'm Not the Only One."

The rapper, who also enjoyed a successful debut after receiving a Grammy nomination this year, has spoken openly about his support for LGBT equality. He also had the misfortune of engaging in an extremely awkward, homophobic-seeming award show introduction with out NBA player Jason Collins (for which he later apologized).

These two make a wonderful odd couple pairing, then--and we think to great effect! 

Take a listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sam Smith Says He's Not Interested in Being a 'Spokesperson' for the Gay Community

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In an interview with Digital Spy, out singer Sam Smith - who recently landed in a bit of hot water after saying apps like Grindr were "ruining romance" -  spoke about the role his sexuality plays in his music career and how he's not concerned with becoming a "spokesperson" for the gay community. 

On his initially apprehension towards revealing the inspiration behind his debut album being an unrequited love for another man (and a straight one at that):

Equality is so far from where it should be, so I was worried. I didn't give the public enough credit. We were really panicky about it, but then as soon as we did it, I am just so proud of how people haven't reacted. People really just don't give a s**t. The success in America is still happening even though I've talked about it. I feel like it's a step forward - we're in uncharted territory at the moment where you say it before an album and it's all natural and okay. It's great."

On how his music transcends its gay subtext:

"It's because I'm not trying to be a spokesperson. It sounds awful of me, but I'm really just trying to live my life and write music about it. That's what I do. I'm not trying to heal the world. From a young age I've always been like this, so it's been normal. My family and friends have made it feel normal and I'm not going to stop that now."

Check out the full interview HERE.


Sam Smith Covers Tracy Chapman's 'Fast Car' - VIDEO

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The singer who also recently covered Whitney Houston's hit, "How Will I Know?", performed his own take on Tracy Chapman's classic, "Fast Car" for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge. The result, as Beyonce (or Barbra) might say, is butter. 

Watch and listen, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Sam Smith's Hit Album Inspired By Love For A Straight Man

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Sam Smith has has made it known that his album In the Lonely Hour was inspired by an unrequited love for another man. What he neglected to mention until his recent interview with The Sun was that the other man was straight. Said Smith:

Nothing ever happened between us. I know he loved me too, but not in that way. When I wrote the record I was just really heartbroken - all I wanted to do was go to the studio and write about this guy who I fell in love with.

The result was a chart-topping debut album and being told by Beyoncé herself that his voice is "like butter." Not bad for a bit of heartache. 

(photo via Facebook)


Pentatonix Does A Sam Smith Mash-Up: VIDEO

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The a capella group Pentatonix has debuted a new video that mashes up two songs that feature out gay singer Sam Smith, "La La La" and "Latch", to create an aca-awesome hybrid, "La La Latch."

Watch and listen as the group makes two songs into one, AFTER THE JUMP...

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

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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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