Sam Smith’s soulful hit song, “Stay With Me,” was one of the most talked-about tunes of the year.
It hit No. 2 on Billboard magazine’s Hot 100 chart, and Smith’s debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” sold more than 1.3 million copies. It was one of only three new titles to go platinum last year. The other two were Taylor Swift’s “1989” and the soundtrack to the film “Frozen.”