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Known for his almost sensual blend of pop, R&B, and soul, British singer/songwriter Sam Smith, will be returning to Philadelphia to play the Liacouras Center on January 13th. Since his meteoric rise to fame in 2012 for his feature in Disclosure’s deep house single “Latch”, Smith has taken the national and international music scene by storm. He’s released hit singles like “Stay With Me” and “Lay Me Down,” as well as winning the BRIT Award for Critics’ Choice and the BBC Award for Sound of 2014, while being nominated for 6 more awards just this year. His debut studio album released on May 26th, In the Lonely Hour, peaked at number one in the UK, New Zealand, and Sweden, and number two in Australia, Canada, Norway, and the U.S. Tickets to see Sam Smith go on sale on Friday, October 24th at 10:00 a.m.; more information can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.