SAM Smith is a Grammy-award winning singer who has made as many headlines as much for their chart-topping music as for their personal life.
The hitmaker has recently been applauded by fans for confirming the fact they now identify as non-binary and would like to be addressed by the pronouns ‘they’ and ‘them’.
Does Sam Smith identify as non-binary?
Yes- the singer officially asked for the world to acknowledge the hitmaker’s pronouns – which are now “They/Them”.
Taking to Instagram, the Promises singer wrote: “I’ve decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM… after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I’ve decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out.
“I’m so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I’ve been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but fuck it! I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you.”
They continued: “P.s. I am at no stage just yet to eloquently speak at length about what it means to be non binary but I can’t wait for the day that I am. So for now I just want to be VISIBLE and open.”
The singer now identifies as non-binary and would like to be referred to by the pronouns, “They/Them”[/caption]
Earlier in the year, the singer spoke to Jameela Jamil in her Instagram series, I Weigh, to discuss their non-binary journey.
Sam said: “You do not identify in a gender. You are just you. You are your own special creation. That is how I take it.
“I am not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between – somewhat on the spectrum.
The Grammy award winner went on to add that they “think like a woman at times”.
They told Jameela: “I’ve always had a bit of a war in my body and my mind… I do think like a woman in my head at times.
“I’ve sometimes sat there and questioned, do I want a sex change? It’s something I still think about, but I don’t think it is
“I’ve tried to change that into my thoughts on gender… when I move, when I have sex with men, it’s very feminine. I’m feminine in many ways – and I’ve resented that.”
How old is Sam Smith and what’s their net worth?
Sam Smith is a 27-year-old London-born singer-songwriter, now based in the States.
During their youth, Sam was a member of several choirs and jazz bands, and studied with jazz pianist Joanna Eden after being a pupil at the Youth Music Theatre UK.
Their music industry breakthrough came when they were just 20 years old after house duo Disclosure featured their vocals on their track Latch.
At the time the group and the singer were both signed to PMR Records, but after releasing their own singles, Sam made their debut album, In The Lonely Hour.
The album hit number one in the UK in 2014, and their catchy string of tracks saw then start to feature on US TV.
They came out as gay in the same year and revealed a former relationship with Jonathan Zeizel had inspired their debut album.
They went on to release second album, The Thrill Of It All, and in 2018 The Sunday Times Rich List reported that Sam had a net worth of £24million.
What are Sam Smith’s best-known tracks?
The year after singing on Disclosure’s Latch, Sam also gave their vocals to Naughty Boy’s ultra-catchy tune La La La in 2013.
Their first solo single was called Lay Me Down, but then they released two more megahit Number One singles in 2014 – Money On My Mind and Stay With Me.
That was followed by Adele-style ballad I’m Not The Only One.
Their popularity in the charts tailed off a little until he came back in 2015 with a brand new hit song, Writing’s On The Wall – which was the theme of Bond movie Spectre.
Then they released Too Good At Goodbyes, which is about being “insanely single” – and walking away from a relationship due to fear of getting hurt.
Who is Sam Smith’s ex-boyfriend Brandon Flynn and when did they break up?
Brandon Flynn, 25, was born October 11, 1993, and is an American actor.
He is best known for his role as Justin Foley in the hit Netflix series 13 Reasons Why.
He has also had roles in Home Movies and BrainDead.
Brandon has also starred in numerous plays, including Much Ado About Nothing and The Crucible.
It’s not clear exactly when Brandon met singer Sam.
Sam and Brandon were snapped kissing and cuddling as they went shopping in the Big Apple over the summer of 2017.
The new couple enjoyed lunch together in the West Village before walking away from the restaurant hand-in-hand.
The pair’s outing followed shortly after Brandon came out and revealed he identifies as a part of the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) community.
In June 2018, The Sun revealed that the pair had split.
When did Sam Smith win an Oscar?
Despite mixed reviews from music fans, Sam’s Bond theme Writing’s On The Wall – written by himself and Jimmy Napes “in 20 minutes” – won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 2016 Oscars.
But major controversy was caused when Sam collected their award.
Dedicating their win to the LGBT community, Sam claimed to be the first openly-gay man to ever receive an Oscar, which was not the case.
In fact, Sam wasn’t even the first openly-gay man to have ever received Best Original Song, as Sir Elton John bagged one for Can You Feel The Love Tonight in 1995.
The win was also marred by a row between Sam and the filmmaker Dustin Lance Black, who angrily told them on Twitter to “stop texting” his partner Tom Daley.
How did Sam Smith lose weight?
Between 2015 and 2016 Sam lost a lot of weight and looks incredibly different.
They credit celebrity nutritionist Amelia Freer, who has also worked with James Corden and Kirstie Allsopp, with helping them shift the pounds.
At the Grammys in 2016, they also said: “I’ve just not eaten like a pig anymore – that’s what I’m doing.
“It’s very very difficult. I love food so much so it’s a constant battle. It’s always going to be a battle but I’m trying my best.”
Sam posted some selfies from the gym during their weight loss, though they say Freer’s diet plan is all about learning to “love yourself”.
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Did Sam star in Comic Relief’s Four Weddings and A Funeral?
Yes! Sam played the wedding singer in the new mini-film One Red Nose Day And A Wedding. Sam belted out a tune, which is thought to be a cover of Elton John’s version of Chapel Of Love, which was also in the original film.
The special featured Alicia Vikander – who plays Faith – and Lily James – who plays Miranda, the daughter of Hugh Grant’s character Charles – tying the knot.