Following the global success of the unstoppable single “Unholy” featuring pop diva Kim Petras, Sam Smith releases his fourth studio album, Gloria, his boldest statement yet which comes off the back of an undeniable run of success with the lead single.
In addition to “Unholy,” Gloria features “Gimme” with Koffee and Jessie Reyez, which Billboard hailed as “a lush, dancehall riff.” Amassing over one billion combined global streams to date, “Unholy” spent 50 days at No. 1 on the Global Spotify chart, topped the Apple and Shazam worldwide tallies and was hailed as one of the best songs of 2022 by critics at Rolling Stone, Associated Press, Billboard, Esquire, and numerous other outlets. Meanwhile, the title track “Gloria” was written during lockdown and completed with folk/blues musician Foy Vance alongside Jimmy Napes and David Odlum. Joined by the local choir London Voices, Sam recorded “Gloria” at St Mary’s Church, a location that traces its roots back to the Middle Ages.
Multi-Platinum, Grammy, BRIT, Golden Globe and Academy Award winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith is one of the most celebrated musical artists to emerge in recent history and holds a collection of remarkable accomplishments, and Gloria looks set to build on the success of the critically acclaimed 2020 predecessor, Love Goes. Sam Smith has enjoyed 35 million album sales, 260 million single sales and 45 billion career streams. The multi-platinum debut and sophomore albums, In The Lonely Hour and The Thrill Of It All, both debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200. Sam has collaborated with artists such as Calvin Harris on international smash "Promises," Normani with the much-loved R&B hit "Dancing With A Stranger," and the African superstar Burna Boy for "My Oasis." Îf that wasn’t enough to brag about, Sam Smith also holds two Guinness World Records – for the most consecutive weeks in the UK Top 10 Album Chart for 2014’s In The Lonely Hour, and for having the first James Bond Theme to reach No. 1 on the UK Charts with the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Writing’s On The Wall.”