Mary J. Blige loves Sam Smith

Mary J. Blige has revealed that she is a huge fan of Sam Smith, after the pair collaborated on her new album 'The London Sessions'

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Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is a big fan of Sam Smith.

The 'Right Now' hitmaker - who collaborated with the 22-year-old singer on her latest album, 'The London Sessions' - has revealed that she loves the "honesty" in his songs.

When asked what she was listening to at the moment, she told the Independent's Radar magazine: "Sam Smith's 'In The Lonely Hour'. I love his vocals, his stories and his music.

"There's so much honesty and his voice is so soothing, it just covers you."

Meanwhile, Sam - who co-wrote Mary's latest single, 'Therapy' - recently admitted that he initially wanted the track for himself but gave it to her because she "fell in love" with it.

Speaking about the track, he previously said: "Obviously Mary J. Blige is a huge influence to me, and I adore her. And I would have jumped at the opportunity of course at any time, but the way it happened was so amazing. I almost got to know her before I even began.

"The song 'Therapy', which she sang at the AMAs, I wrote for my record. But then she heard it and fell in love with it and she sang it. And I actually only took two days off, actually, to go in the studio and write.

"But I feel so emotionally invested in it, and it's so weird for me to say that Mary has now become my friend. Seeing her perform that at the AMAs, I was so proud. It was a raw performance, and everyone was playing live, and it just showed the type of artist she is."

Mary J Blige

Multi-platinum selling R&B and soul singer.

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Sam Smith

Tipped young soul pop singer making a name for himself as a guest vocalist on tracks by Disclosure and Naughty Boy.

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