Performing with his icon Mary J. Blige was pretty much a dream come true for singer Sam Smith. Yesterday (July 17th), Smith was joined on stage at the famous Apollo Theatre in New York by the R&B star while performing his song “Stay With Me,” a complete surprise to the audience.
Smith tweeted out his excitement over the duet:
— SAM SMITH (@samsmithworld) June 18, 2014
With his icon replying with:
— Mary J. Blige (@maryjblige) June 18, 2014
Yesterday was also the day Smith released his debut album entitled In The Lonely Hour. In an interview with Fader, Smith came out as gay and explained how the album is “about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back.”