Multi-Platinum, GRAMMY®, BRIT, Golden Globe and Oscar winning artist/songwriter Sam Smith has announced “GLORIA The Tour,” their first North American run since 2018, which will land in Chicago on August 15 for a performance at the United Center.
Set for release on January 27 via Capitol Records, Sam’s fourth studio album, Gloria, includes the GRAMMY®-nominated single “Unholy” ft. Kim Petras, which spent three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and four weeks atop the UK Official Singles Chart. The song also took the #1 position on the Mediabase Top 40 Airplay chart, spent 29 consecutive days at #1 on the Global Spotify chart and topped the Apple and Shazam worldwide tallies. “Unholy” was the only pop collaboration of 2022 to be certified RIAA Platinum and the third collaboration across all genres to reach this milestone and the track has amassed over one billion combined global streams.
“Unholy” was hailed as one of the best songs of 2022 by Rolling Stone, which noted, ‘Smith…stepped away from their signature ballad sound to create a catchy, dirty song about a ‘daddy getting hot at the body shop’ behind mummy’s back.” The song appeared on numerous other critics’ list, including Associated Press, Billboard and Esquire, with the later observing, “With sultry lyrics and a music video that’ll make just about anyone clutch their pearls, ‘Unholy’ is the ultimate party anthem.” View the official video for “Unholy” HERE. Pre-order Gloria HERE.
Sam has racked up over 35 million adjusted album sales, 250 million single sales and 45 billion career streams across their catalog, which includes the critically acclaimed studio albums In the Lonely Hour, The Thrill of It All and Love Goes. A four-time GRAMMY® winner, Sam also holds two Guinness World Records – for the most consecutive weeks in the U.K .Top 10 Album Chart (for their 2014 debut, In The Lonely Hour) and for having the first James Bond Theme to reach No.1 on the U.K. charts (for the Oscar and Golden Globe winning “Writing’s on the Wall”).