After coming out as gay, Sam Smith has broken sales records in the US.
The 22-year-old British singer-songwriter’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, sold 166,000 copies in its first week of release.
This means he has sold more of his debut album in one week by any UK male artist, ever.
Unfortunately for Smith, Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence outsold him meaning he did not reach the No. 1 spot of the Billboard album chart.
In the Lonely Hour reached No 1 in the UK on its release last month, selling 102,000 copies in its opening week in Britain.