“Dancing With A Stranger” – a slice of sultry, R’n’B influenced pop from Sam Smith & Normani – was released worldwide today via Capitol Records. The collaboration between the two artists came about through a chance encounter at a Los Angeles studio where Smithwas writing with Stargate and Jimmy Napes. Normani was in the studio next door and, with both artists being long-time fans of each other, it seemed only natural for her to team up with Sam to create the new single. “Dancing With A Stranger” is now available at all digital retailers HERE. Look for the official video to premiere soon.
“Dancing With a Stranger” is the first new music from Sam Smith in 2019 and follows his summer 2018 global hit with Calvin Harris, “Promises.” Since the release of his 2014 debut album, In The Lonely Hour, Smith has sold over 20 million album equivalent units worldwide. His sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and also topped the charts in the U.K, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and Belgium. Rolling Stone awarded The Thrill Of It All four stars and hailed Smith as “one of the mightiest, most expressive singers of his generation.” He has won four GRAMMY® awards, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, three Billboard Music Awards and three BRIT Awards, among others.
Normani launched her solo career last year with her debut solo single “Love Lies” with Khalid. “Love Lies” soared to #1 at Top 40 Radio and went double platinum in the U.S. “Love Lies” was the first single Normani released following her global success with multi-platinum group Fifth Harmony. Since then, she has gone on to release a number of new tracks including two songs with Calvin Harris and her recent single, “Waves” feat. 6LACK. Normani has also recently collaborated with Quavo and Kehlani. She is currently working on her debut solo album. This March will see her join Ariana Grande on the North American leg of The Sweetener World tour.