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Sam Smith equals The Beatles' record with In The Lonely Hour

English singer Sam Smith has achieved a chart feat only previously managed by rock legends The Beatles. The 23-year-old singer's debut record In The Lonely Hour became the only album after The Beatles' groundbreaking debut Please Please Me to log an astonishing 50 weeks in the top five.

music Updated: Jun 02, 2015 16:39 IST
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English singer Sam Smith should be a happy man for he has indeed achieved a feat few can. The Stay With Me hitmaker has achieved a chart feet only previously managed by rock legends The Beatles.



Lister to In The Lonely Hour here:





According to Official Charts Company, the 23-year-old singer's debut record In The Lonely Hour became the only album after The Beatles' groundbreaking debut Please Please Me to log an astonishing 50 weeks in the top five.



Please Please Me from The Beatles





"Seeing this statistic genuinely makes me feel very weird, but also insanely happy and just so thankful to everyone who has purchased the album. Not so lonely anymore," he told OfficialCharts.com.



The only other act to rival this feat was the American folk rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, who caused a stir with their final studio album Bridge Over Troubled Water. Released in 1970, the album managed the first full 52 weeks in the top five.



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Released in May 2014, In the Lonely Hour has sold over a million copies in Britain and the US.



The album's phenomenal success has only added to the Stay With Me hitmaker's skyrocketing popularity, as he has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe and picked up four Grammy awards including Best New Artist.

The Universal Music artiste is currently recuperating from a throat surgery following a haemorrhage on his vocal chords.