Sam Smith Net Worth 2018: How Much Is The Singer Worth?

In a matter of only four years, Sam Smith rose to the top of the music charts. The British singer-songwriter came out with several popular hits including “Stay With Me” and “I’m Not The Only One.” Besides being a hit with the public, critics have rewarded his musical talent with Grammys, a Golden Globe, and an Oscar nomination. How’s that for success in such a short period of time? But how much is this young singer worth?

Sam Smith Net Worth as of 2018: $15 Million

Here’s how Sam made his millions.


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In October 2012, Sam was featured in song “Latch” with Disclosure. The song peaked at #11 on the UK Singles Chart.

In February 2013, Sam released the first single from his debut album, “Lay Me Down.” He was also featured on Naughty Boy’s single “La La La.” The single was released in May 2013 and peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart.

The same year, Sam released his first EP, Nirvana, which consisted of four tracks including an acoustic solo version of “Latch.”


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In February 2014, Sam released the second single from his debut album, titled “Money on My Mind.” He earned over $937,000 for the release of the single.

In June 2014, Sam’s debut studio album In The Lonely Hour was released. The album eventually became the second biggest selling album of 2014 in the U.S. (behind Taylor Swift‘s 1989) as well as the second best selling album of 2014 in the UK (behind Ed Sheeran’s X). 

Two of Sam’s singles from the album include “Stay with Me” (which reached number one on the UK Singles Chart and number two on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100) and “I’m Not the Only One” (which reached number three in the UK and number five in the US). 

For the sales of In The Lonely Hour, Sam earned over $769,000 and made $2 million in 2014 alone.


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Sam earned four Grammy Awards in February 2015, including Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of The Year for “Stay With Me,” and Best Pop Vocal Album for In The Lonely Hour. At the 2015 Brit Awards, he won the Brit Awards for British Breakthrough Act and Global Success.

In March 2015, Sam re-released “Lay Me Down” as his sixth single from the album. The single peaked number 8 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Sam’s third US top 10 single.

In October 2015, Sam earned two Guinness World Records—one for recording the first James Bond theme song to go to number one in the UK (“Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre) and another for scoring the most consecutive weeks in the UK top 10 by a debut album (In the Lonely Hour).


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In January 2016, Sam earned the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song for “Writing’s On The Wall” from Spectre. The song also earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song.

Since 2013, Sam has earned $24 million from album sales, singles, YouTube earnings, endorsements, and concerts. His salary is around $1.8 million per year.

With a net worth of $15 million, 2016 sounds very promising so far for the British singer. Let’s see if the possible Academy Award win will boost his net worth even more.


Sam hasn’t revealed any plans for 2017, however there were rumors of an album near the end of 2016. Time will tell if he’ll make good on the rumors.


Sam Smith plans to return to Australia and New Zealand for a five-date arena tour later this year.

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