Sam Smith is our June You Oughta Know artist, as well as the man responsible for soundtracking your most recent ugly cries. His songs are heartfelt and poignant, and it’s impossible to listen to him without feeling all of the feels. But just because he writes sad songs doesn’t mean the 22-year-old is a downer! In fact, he’s exactly the opposite.
From his love of Britney Spears to an early aughts female singer he can’t help but remain stuck on, Sam is the quintessential millennial music fan. And he may be on the verge of releasing his first album, but he’s already cooking up outlandish tour rider demands that should make any animal lover squeal. To help you get to know the artist who’s already performed alongside Taylor Swift and Mary J. Blige a bit better, we put him through a punishing round of rapid-fire questions. Fortunately, he made it out alive. Find out more when our own Ellie Lee sits down with Sam in the video above.
For more on this month’s artist on the rise, check out SamSmith.Vh1.com.
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