Sam Smith's in a spot of bother
He’s currently sitting at the top of the charts, so no one would begrudge Sam Smith a bit of a celebration.
But his team are concerned that Sam is burning the candle at both ends too much, and have told him he needs to curb his partying ways.
Sam, who won the Critics Choice award at the BRITs this year and was named the Sound of 2014 by the BBC, has had such a stellar six months he’s obviously been making the most of it.
But all the late nights, wild parties and presumably slightly shady mornings-afters have meant Sam’s been told to turn the focus back on to his music.
A source said: “Sam’s been catapulted into success and he’s only 22, so who wouldn’t want to take advantage of all the free bars and cool parties? But he’s also at a crucial point in his music career and is about to release his first solo album.
Sam Smith performs during the Radio 1 Big Weekend in Glasgow
"So his team want people talking about that, not what he got up to in a nightclub the night before.”
And while Sam’s album, In The Lonely Hour, was only released yesterday, he’s been told he needs to focus already on the music for his follow up album.
The source added: “Sam’s such a great talent the people around him don’t want him to get caught up in that hard partying scene, which is why they’ve been insistent that he gets back to the studio to carry on working on his music.
“Plus,it has the added bonus of keeping him away from any bad influences that may distract him.”
Sam, who turned 22 last week, has said the album is about him being a lonely 21-year old. And in a nod to his fans he added: “Thanks for changing my life over the past few years. I truly hope you love this album. I hope it is the soundtrack to all of those lonely moments. It helped me through mine.” It doesn’t sound as though he’s lonely any more.
A spokesperson for Sam said: “No comment.”