“How it got out to the press is beyond Sam or myself.”
Smith was ordered to pay Petty royalties for his hit single “Stay With Me,” which sounded a lot like Petty’s 1989 track “I Won’t Back Down.”
The queen of hip-hop soul opens up about Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee Sam Smith and why his music is like medicine.
We had our friend, bartender and comedian Francesca Day, whip up five special cocktails for the Record of the Year nominees—Sam Smith, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, Sia and Meghan Trainor.
This year his million-selling debut album, In the Lonely Hour, is nominated for Album of the Year at the GRAMMYs while Smith himself is nominated for a total of six awards.
This year’s Album of the Year nominees include Beck Morning Phase, Beyoncé Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran X, Sam Smith In The Lonely Hour and Pharrell Williams GIRL.
Adele, One Direction, Bono Lead Band Aid 30 to Raise Money for Ebola Crisis in Africa with New Version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’
The legendary 1984 single is being updated with another cavalcade of music stars, including Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin and more.
Voting for the awards end Dec. 4, followed by the ceremony in January.
Brian Wilson, Pharrell, Sam Smith, Elton John, Lorde and One Direction Among All-Star Cast on Beach Boys’ ‘God Only Knows’ Remake: Watch
Florence Welch, Dave Grohl, Brian May and Chrissie Hynde are also among the marquee musicians involved in the charity single.