Sam Smith earns first US No. 1 album with 'The Thrill of It All'
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Grammy and Oscar-winning superstar Sam Smith has a big reason to celebrate this week as his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, marking his first career chart-topping album in the U.S. Per Billboard, the album sold 185,000 copies in its first week, which also marks his best sales week ever.

Smith’s Grammy-winning debut album In the Lonely Hour peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and reportedly sold 166,000 copies in its first week. The Thrill of It All’s ruminating lead single, “Too Good at Goodbyes” peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It topped the UK Singles Chart, and the album topped the UK Albums Chart as well.

Fans patiently waited for Smith’s follow-up to his critically-acclaimed 2014 debut solo album. He released two promotional singles for the album following the lead single. The first was “Pray” on Oct. 6 and the second was “Burning” on Oct. 27. A second official album single, “One Last Song,” dropped on Nov. 3.

Smith celebrated his U.S. No. 1 achievement by posting an opened mouth photo of himself holding up a number one with his finger on Twitter. His caption reads: “Completely and utterly overwhelmed. The Thrill Of It All is officially number one in America. Truly, a dream come true. Thank you all from the deepest part of my heart ❤️.”"

Sam Smith will be touring next year to support the album on The Thrill of It All World Tour. Click here for a list of AXS-ticketed shows and stay tuned to AXS for updates.