The second single from his debut album, titled "Money on My Mind", was released on 16 February 2014.
It was announced on 16 December that Smith's debut studio album titled In the Lonely Hour would be released on through Capitol Records.
In early 2017, it was reported that Smith would be releasing his second album in September 2017 and had recorded with constant collaborator Jimmy Napes and Naughty Boy.
In April 2017, he was said to have been in studio sessions with classical crossover group Clean Bandit, working on a possible "comeback single".
The album reached number one in the UK Albums Chart and number two on the Billboard 200, and by 5 November it had become the second biggest selling album of 2014 in the US behind only 1989 by Taylor Swift.
On 20 January 2014, Smith made his American television debut performing "Latch" with Disclosure on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
The EP also includes Smith's acoustic solo version of "Latch" and a live version of "I've Told You Now".
Your News is the place for you to save content to read later from any device.On 19 October, Smith was presented with two Guinness World Records—one for recording the first James Bond theme song to go to number one in the UK, and another for scoring the most consecutive weeks in the UK top 10 by a debut album (In the Lonely Hour).In his acceptance speech, Smith referenced an article by Ian Mc Kellen published before the awards ceremony that claimed no openly gay man had won an Oscar for Best Actor; he misquoted Mc Kellen as saying that no gay man in general had won an Oscar.Petty and co-composer Jeff Lynne were awarded 12.5% of the royalties from "Stay with Me", and the names of Petty and Lynne joined James John Napier (known professionally as Jimmy Napes) in the ASCAP song credit.At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, held on 8 February 2015, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Smith performed "Stay with Me" and also received four Grammy Awards: Best New Artist, Record of the Year and Song of the Year (for "Stay with Me") and Best Pop Vocal Album (for In the Lonely Hour).He also performed on Saturday Night Live on 29 March 2014, performing the gospel-tinged "Stay with Me" and an acoustic version of "Lay Me Down".On 15 November 2014, Smith joined the charity group Band Aid 30 along with other British and Irish pop acts, recording the latest version of the track "Do They Know It's Christmas?" at Sarm West Studios in Notting Hill, London, to raise money for the 2014 Ebola crisis in Western Africa.In 2015, it came to light that singer Tom Petty, noting similarities between "Stay with Me" and his 1989 hit song "I Won't Back Down", had negotiated an out-of-court settlement with Smith in October 2014.Along with the group, record producer Timbaland and musician Frances have said they have worked on songs for his upcoming album.In an October 2017 interview conducted by Elton John for Attitude magazine, Smith spoke of the impact of the success of his close friend Ed Sheeran. Watching him this past year has just been incredible, but yeah, of course it makes me hungry.” At the 57th Annual Grammy Awards when "Stay with Me" won an award for Record of the Year he said, "I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year.