Well there was a drought on recording artists going platinum in 2014.
That was until Taylor Swift and now Sam Smith has joined the ranks. The English born singer has joined the small Platinum club of 2015. Sam has joined the ranks from the release of his debut album ” In The Lonely Hour ” , which released earlier this year on May 26th. Sam had hits with this album , peaking number 2 on the US Billboard 200 , and entering number 1 overseas in New Zealand. Its US debut sold 166K in its first week and ” Stay With Me” was a hit.
After 7 months right Sam’s album is considered by some a classic , with several award wins. This year has been a breakout year for the artist and with this milestone hit we can see Mr.Smith having a very bright future in the industry. He is definitely walking in the way of the artists he has looked up to from Adele to Mariah Carey. In 2015 we will see if he can take home wins in all four of the major grammy categories he is nominated in. You can still purchase his Platinum album ” In The Lonely Hour” now here . With 2015 in the wing , share with us in the comments below what you predict Sam will achieve in the year to come. Mr. Smith releasing another album would be nice!