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Sam Smith named MTV's Best Artist of 2014

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Sam Smith’s big year just got bigger: MTV named the singer 2014’s best artist.

Smith became a household name in March, when the Englishman was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and impressed America with his soulful singing. Since then, his hit “Stay With Me” has topped the Billboard Hot 100 and he’s nabbed six Grammy nominations.

MTV also released its best songs of 2014, a list topped by Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.” Head over to MTV to see which other artists, songs, and movies nabbed 2014 Best Of titles.