Sam Smith

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Brit awards 2022 to remove gendered categories
British and international male and female artist categories condensed into two non-gendered awards, as four new genre categories added and Mo Gilligan announced as presenter

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Nov, 2021 @3:15 PM

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Gender disparity in UK radio report shows minor improvements on 2020
All-female acts make up 20% of the top 50 British artists played, an increase of just 1% from the previous year

Laura Snapes

16, Sep, 2021 @12:20 PM

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Sam Smith excluded from gendered categories at 2021 Brit awards
Solo male and solo female categories mean no room for chart-topping non-binary singer, who calls for awards to reflect society

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Mar, 2021 @2:38 PM

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Aria awards 2020: Billie Eilish, Sia and Sam Smith gear up for Australian music's biggest night
A star-studded lineup will perform – via pre-records – in a broadcast set to celebrate Lime Cordiale, Sampa The Great and Archie Roach

Katie Cunningham

24, Nov, 2020 @4:30 PM

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Sam Smith: Love Goes review – longing to let loose
The pop titan returns with a post-breakup album that takes risks without quite putting itself out there

Emily Mackay

01, Nov, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Sam Smith: Love Goes review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Smith attempts to mix despair with euphoria on an album that delivers plenty of gloom but not much glitter

Alexis Petridis

29, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Ivor Novello awards 2020: Dave, Kate Tempest and Stormzy among nominees
Behind-the-scenes talents Dan Carey, Jimmy Napes and Jamie Hartman join Kate Tempest with a pair of nominations each in UK songwriting awards

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Jul, 2020 @11:01 PM

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Brit awards 2020: who will win every award … and who should
Lewis Capaldi could sweep the board in his breakthrough year, but he faces strong competition from Stormzy, Dave and Michael Kiwanuka

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Feb, 2020 @11:01 AM

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The struggle for equality is real. The ‘woke police’ are a myth | Afua Hirsch
How ironic that the rightwing culture warriors claim to support free speech, says Guardian columnist Afua Hirsch

Afua Hirsch

26, Sep, 2019 @6:01 AM

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Sam Smith on being non-binary: 'I'm changing my pronouns to they/them'
Singer ‘scared shitless but feeling super free right now’ and asks fans to be kind

Laura Snapes

13, Sep, 2019 @5:29 PM

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50 great tracks for August from Taylor Swift, Kano, Jenny Hval and more
Swift delivers her most personal song yet, while gospel and church organs keep the faith in this month’s roundup of new music – read about our 10 favourite tracks below

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

07, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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From Ed Sheeran to Sam Smith: does credibility by association work?
In order to have longevity in pop, stars must align themselves with A-list collaborators to erase their uncool history

Issy Sampson

05, Jul, 2019 @12:00 PM

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