It’s fair to say that it has been a pretty amazing year for Sam Smith. Despite his recent hospital stint over a vocal cord haemorrhage, his career appears to be going from strength to strength.
And this weekend, the Stay With Me singer is celebrating an incredible achievement – he is the first act since The Beatles to spend almost a year in the top five chart with his debut album.
The news was shared by the Official Charts Company, which stated that The Lonely Hour has already logged 50 weeks in the top five of the album chart. This is only topped by The Beatles and their LP Please Please Me, which remained in the top five for 51 weeks.
Commenting on this amazing achievement, an overwhelmed Sam said: “Seeing this statistic genuinely makes me feel very weird, but also insanely happy and just so thankful to everyone who has purchased the album. Not so lonely anymore.”
Aw, Sam, way to make us emotional!
No doubt this has given the star a major boost after what has been a difficult month. After suffering a vocal haemorrhage, he was forced to cancel a string of shows in order to undergo surgery. He has assured fans, however, that he is now on the mend.