Here’s the most inspiring events and facts that occurred during Sam Smith’s life prior to his blow up success. Here’s some of the struggles he faced, the role models he had and some quick bits of why he really became so successful.
1.) Sam Smith has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and he is never afraid to showcase his struggles with his fans via Twitter. True confidence in himself, strengths and weaknesses. “I actually have OCD really bad, and it’s getting a bit worse at the moment”
2.) From humble beginnings, Sam Smith was not born lucky, but worked hard to get where he is today. Prior to his music career taking off, according to www.elitedaily.com, he apparently worked at a bar and also scrubbed the toilets.
3.) Sam Smith openly came out and told the world who he really is. On the Ellen DeGeneres show, prior to releasing his first record, he bravely revealed to the public that he is gay. And the success poured in with his authenticity and his ability to be exactly who he is.
4.) Sam Smith sites his inspirations to be female singers such as Amy Winehouse, Adele, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera and Beyonce. He is a proud feminist too, who has had many strong female role models surrounding him, including his mother.
5.) He has always had a strong passion for making music. As a kid, he attended the Youth Music Theatre UK and was also in a Jazz band. In fact, he studied singing and song-writing with a famous pianist Joanna Eden.
6.) Sam Smith’s mother was allegedly fired from her million dollar a year salary at a top UK bank because the company claimed she was spending too much time on her son’s career.
7.) According to an MTV interview, Sam Smith had battled through his speech impediment of having a lisp. He claims overcoming it has made him more confident in his vocal abilities and in general.