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'


This article is from 2014.

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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