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Sam Smith: Cambridgeshire singer 'overwhelmed' after claiming first American number one

Sam Smith is number one in America. Credit: PA

Cambridgeshire singer Sam Smith has scored his first number one album in America.

'The Thrill of It All' went straight to the top of the prestigious 'Billboard 200 chart' after selling more than 230,000 copies in the past week.

It's the first time he's ever achieved the feat after his debut album 'In the Lonely Hour' took the number two spot in 2014.

The success means Sam is now number one both in the UK and the USA, after he topped the British charts on Friday.

Taking to social media, Sam said he was "completely and utterly overwhelmed" by his accomplishment.

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