The British singer was nominated for Artist to Watch and Best Male Video
Breakout artist Sam Smith was met with a wealth of applause at the 2014 Video Music Awards on Sunday after performing “Stay With Me.”
The British soul singer's hit ballad off his debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Pop Songs chart after it was released in May.
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Smith was was nominated for Artist to Watch and Best Male Video, but did not take home a Moonman for either.
Watch the performance above.
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