Sam Smith


Robert Christgau on the Bold Pop of Janelle Monáe and Perfume Genius

The Dean of American Rock Critics reviews 'Dirty Computer' and 'No Shape' before sifting through recent records by Taylor Swift, Pink, Sam Smith, Kesha, Lana Del Rey, and Miguel.


Here's Sam Smith Singing "Pray" at the 2018 Grammys and Sounding Fine

He's wearing 'Young Pope' fits, too.


Watch Elton John and Miley Cyrus Do "Tiny Dancer," an Eternal Bop, at the Grammys

Elton got a tribute fitting of a Rocket Man.


Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" Video Is About Love and Angst

The singer's first video in a few years is placid but intense.


An In-Depth Analysis of the Photo That Captured the First Time Calvin Harris Met Taylor Swift

Thank the lord — a photographer was present to capture the moment two of the world's richest celebrities met. And what a photo it was!


A Brief History of Things Sam Smith Does Not Know

If pop culture operated like school, then Sam Smith would be the kid who always shows up on time, behaves in class, does all his homework, and still somehow gets a D.


The Changing Face of the Male Pop Star Heartthrob

What women are after, at least in their pop idols, isn’t the fantasy of a perfect body, but rather the articulation of the complicated language of emotion. And talent.


Sam Smith Only Just Waking Up To Racism Shows He’s Just Part of the Problem

He may have become "woke," but it's hard to ignore the fact that a man celebrated for music indebted to black culture had failed to recognize the privilege of protection that his whiteness affords him.


The Right to Be Forgotten: Why a New Artist's Biggest Battle Is Finding a Way to Delete Their Past

In 2015, it's not unusual for a record label to sign an artist, and immediately remove every single thing they've ever done.


Disclosure Brought Lorde and Sam Smith to 'Saturday Night Live' Last Night

The duo performed "Magnets" and "Omen" with special guests.


Exploring the Strange and Shoddy World of Unofficial Music Documentaries

Did Michael Jackson fake his own death and pursue a career in children's entertainment? Is Taylor Swift the new Princess Diana?