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17 Things You Didn't Know About Sam Smith

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    Before he was famous he scrubbed bar toilets for a living.
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    Lily Allen is his third cousin.
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    And Daisy Lowe is his BFF.
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    When he was 15 he starred in the musical Oh! Carol at UK’s Youth Music Theatre.
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    His first foray into songwriting was because of a very special hat.
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    The worst gig he ever played was a barn dance.
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    He is a Beyoncé fanatic.
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    And a “total feminist.”
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    He suffered from stage fright when he was just starting to perform.
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    His debut album, In The Lonely Hour, is inspired by an unrequited love.
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    . His favorite TV show is Modern Family.
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    He’s got some special tattoos.
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    Before his solo debut, you might have heard him featured on hits like Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La.”
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    The first song he learned the words to was Aretha Franklin’s “Say a Little Prayer.”
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    And, NO BIG DEAL, he wants to be the next great male diva.