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The name's Smith - Sam Smith singer of the new Bond theme

Sam Smith may only be 23 but he has already set more music records than some musicians do in a lifetime.

Born Samuel Frederick, he grew up in Great Chishill, Cambridgeshire, and first hit the music scene in 2012, appearing on Disclosure's single, Latch.

The single La La La with Naughty Boy featured next, and it propelled Smith on the fast track to success that does not look like slowing down.

So far this year he has already won four Grammys and set a record with his debut album In The Lonely Hour, which has been in the UK top 10 for 67 consecutive weeks.

"What can I even say to this? I am completely and utterly moved and overwhelmed at this achievement," I am forever thankful to my team but most importantly to the British public for making this happen and buying my album. This moment is one to tell the grandkids and maybe their grandkids"

– Sam Smith
Filming of the new Bond film Spectre. Sam Smith has recorded the theme song Credit: Press Association

Today came confirmation of his latest accolade singing the theme song for the much anticipated new Bond film Spectre.

Writing's on the wall will be available to download from midnight.