Sam Smith celebrates turning 23

Happy birthday, Sam Smith! As the English singer songwriter celebrates turning 23, HELLO! Online takes a look at what the stars have in store for Sam, and you…

This is what Sam, who is a Taurus, can be expecting today:

First there is a mountain, then there is no mountain, then there is.' So sang the legendary Sixties' troubadour, Donovan. Your fellow Taurean was, I believe, paraphrasing a tenet of Zen Buddhist philosophy. At the risk of running counter to an ideology that insists that some ideas can only be understood through a process of mystification, I will try to explain. Sometimes, you have to look at something twice, even three times, before you can be quite sure what it is that you are looking at. Keep an open mind today.

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Singer-songwriter Sam Smith has become one of the UK's most prolific artists in less than two years.

The 23-year-old first reached number one in 2013 as a collaborator with music producer Naughty Boy on the track La La La, but it was early in 2014 that he began to gain name recognition.

Sam won the 2014 Critics Choice Awards at the Brits - previous winners have included Ellie Goulding and Jessie J - and was then asked by Taylor Swift to join him for one night during the UK leg of her Red tour.

It was a quick rise to stardom for the young lad from London, who as a youngster performed in jazz bands and studied under jazz pianist Joanna Eden.

His second single, Money on my Mind, from his debut album also went straight in at number one - the album In The Lonely Hour became the second biggest-selling album in 2014, just behind Ed Sheeran's x.

2014 ended with Sam scooping four Grammy Awards, including the coveted trophies for Record and Song of the Year, and Best New Artist - incredibly, only nine months after Sam released In The Lonely Hour. However 2015 started on a sad note, as Sam confirmed he had split from his boyfriend of two months, Jonathan Zeizel.

Sam took the first half of the year by storm though, joining the under 30s rich list and shocking fans by managing to drop a stone in just two weeks - proudly showing off the results of his success on Instagram. the star attributed the raput weight loss to nutritional therapist Amelia Freer and her book Eat. Nourish. Glow.

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