Artists Like Sam Smith (similar music you're guaranteed to love!)

18 Artists Like Sam Smith (similar music you’re guaranteed to love!)

Although Sam Smith released 2 singles before 2010, it was 2012 before Sam got any real chart success. The following year Sam won the Brits Critics Award and the BBC Sound of 2014 poll. In total Sam Smith has won 68 awards out of 155 nominations.

If you are a Sam Smith fan and are looking to broaden your music library, keep reading. We have found 18 artists like Sam Smith for your musical enjoyment.

Adele

Adele Laurie Blue Adkins MBE, graduated from the BRIT School in 2006 and signed a recording contract with XL Recordings. She released her debut album “19” in 2008 which produced 2 singles and helped Adele win the Brit Award for Rising Star and the Grammy Award for Best New Artist. Her 2nd album “21” which was released in 2011 became the best selling album of the 21st century, selling more than 31 million copies worldwide.

Ed Sheeran 

Edward Christopher Sheeran MBE, has sold more than 150 million albums worldwide which makes him one of the world’s best selling music artists. In December 2019, he was named artist of the decade by the official charts company and he was the 2nd most streamed artist of the decade according to Spotify.

Troye Sivan

Troye Sivan Mellet is an Australian singer/songwriter, actor and youtuber. He has won 13 awards from 44 nominations including a Teen Choice Award, ARIA Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and many more. He has released 2 studio albums and appeared in several films and TV shows.

John Legend 

John Roger Stephens, better known as John Legend is an American singer/songwriter, record producer and actor. His first job in his music career was playing piano on Lauryn Hill’s “Everything Is Everything”. He also worked on the music for many artists including Jay-Z, Alicia Keys and Kanye West. He released his debut album “Get Lifted” in 2004 which reached the top 10 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Years & Years

Years & Years is the solo project of British singer Olly Alexander. It started out as a band in 2010 but by 2021 they announced that their upcoming album would be a solo project. Described as electropop combining R&B and 1990s house, the band’s 1st album “Communion” debuted at number 1 on the UK album charts and was the fastest selling debut album of the year.

James Bay 

James Michael Bay is an English singer/songwriter and musician. His 1st album “Chaos And The Calm” debuted at number 1 on the UK album charts and reached number 15 in the US. He has released 3 studio albums and won numerous awards.

Meghan Trainor

Meghan Elizabeth Trainor released her 1st single “All About The Bass” in 2014 it reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold 11 million copies worldwide. She has released 4 studio albums and won several awards and accolades including the 2016 Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

Maroon 5 

Maroon 5 is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. They have released 7 studio albums and won numerous awards including 3 Grammy Awards. 

Emeli Sandé

Adele Emily Sandé is a Scottish singer/songwriter who was born in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear but raised in Alford, Aberdeenshire. She performed in both the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympic games in 2012. She has released 4 studio albums and won numerous awards and accolades.

Clean Bandit

Clean Bandit are an English electronic music group formed in Cambridge in 2008. They have had 14 singles in the top 10 UK singles charts with 4 of them reaching number 1. They have released 3 studio albums and won several awards.

Leona Lewis

Leona Louise Lewis is a British singer/songwriter, model, actress and activist. She became famous after winning the 3rd series of the TV show “The X Factor” in 2006. Her winner’s single, a cover of Kelly Clarkson’s “A Moment Like This” reached number 1 and stayed there for 4 weeks on the UK singles chart. She has released 5 studio albums and appeared on several TV shows.

Miguel

Miguel Jontel Pimentel is an American singer/songwriter and actor from San Pedro, California. He has released 4 studio albums and appeared in a number of films. He incorporates R&B, hip hop, pop, rock, electronic and funk styles into his music and has been compared to Prince and Babyface.

Akon

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam is a Senegalese American singer/songwriter, record producer and entrepreneur. He is the 1st solo artist to hold both the number 1 and number 2 spots at the same time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart twice. He has released 5 studio albums and appeared in several films.

Jessie Ware

Jessica Lois Ware is an English singer/songwriter and podcaster born and raised in London. She has released 4 studio albums and since 2017, she has hosted a podcast called “Table Manners”. The podcast features guests talking about food, family and just enjoying good conversation. Guests have included Sam Smith (who appeared on the 1st episode), Ed Sreeran, Paul McCartney and Kylie Minogue.

James Arthur

James Arthur is an English singer/songwriter and musician from Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire. He won the 9th series of the TV show “The X Factor” in 2012. He has released 4 studio albums and is an ambassador for the UK mental health charity SANE.

Ne-Yo

Shaffer Chimere Smith, better known as Ne-Yo is an American singer/songwriter, dancer, actor and record producer. He has released 8 studio albums and appeared in several TV shows including; “The Mindy Project”, “Red Tails” and “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!”.

Jordan Smith

Jordan Mackenzie Smith is an American singer/songwriter and musician from Harlan, Kentucky. He won series 9 of the TV show “The Voice” in 2015. He has released 3 studio albums and 3 singles. 

Katy B

Kathleen Anne Brien, better known as Katy B is an English singer/songwriter from London. She has released 3 studio albums and been nominated for numerous awards and won 2. She collaborated with several artists in 2014 to record England’s 2014 World Cup song.

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