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Sam Smith just did something no other UK male singer has ever done before

on June 25, 2014, 12:03pm

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With the release of In the Lonely Hour, Sam Smith has made Billboard chart history. The rising crooner moved 166,000 copies of his debut solo album, the best-selling week of any UK male singer in Soundscan’s 23-year history of tracking. He fell just 16,000 copies short of topping Lana Del Rey for the No. 1 album of the week (Ultraviolence sold 182,000.)

In another impressive achievement, Smith’s latest single “Stay With Me” recently passed sales of one million copies.

Smith will look to further introduce himself to mainstream America when he embarks on his biggest tour to date later this year. See the full tour schedule here.