Over the past year or so BRITs Critics Choice winner Sam Smith has shot into the limelight at an incredible rate and it’s been well deserved.
Following the release of his debut album, that in itself soaring to the top of the charts in the UK, his success in the US and a number of festival performances he appears to be unstoppable.
The star is proving his worth in the music industry after it was revealed that he was nominated for a total of four prizes at the 2014 MOBO Awards.
It was confirmed last week that Smith was nominated in the categories for Best Male, Best R&B/Soul, Best Album and Best Song (‘Stay With Me’).
This year’s event will take place at London’s Wembley Arena and is set to be broadcast live on ITV2 with more details to come.
This week Sam has spoken in a new interview and confessed that he’s never really doubted that he would be come a success.
Speaking with the Sunday Times, the ‘Money On My Mind’ star revealed that he always believed in himself and knew that he was good enough to be a big name.
Smith explained to the publication: “I hate talking about it, because I feel really big-headed saying it, but I never doubted it would happen….I have that sort of drive because I want it so bad. But it’s hard to be soulful and driven.”
“The more famous you get, the harder it’s going to be to be open. That’s when you get into the Amy Winehouse situation, when people just want to know all your business.”
He went on to say: “I hate the idea of not being able to sit on this bench right now. I want to be like Meryl Streep. You never see her in the papers.”
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