Sam Smith, who spoke about how his debut album was written about a man he fell in love with, celebrates its number 1 status.

Sam Smith, who came out last week, celebrates his debut album, The Lonely Hour going straight to number 1, selling over 101,000 copies.
Taking to Twitter the Leave Your Lover singer tweeted to his 232,000 followers,
‘IN THE LONELY HOUR IS NUMBER ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
‘I love you all so so much. Thank you to everybody who has purchased my album. I truly don’t feel lonely anymore xxxx’
The debut knocked Coldplay’s Ghost Stories off the number 1 slot.
Speaking to The Fader about his album, Smith said,
‘In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place… I told him about it recently, and obviously it was never going to go the way I wanted it to go, because he doesn’t love me. But it was good as a form of closure, to get it off my chest and tell him.
‘I feel better for it. I feel almost like I signed off this part of my life where I keep giving myself to guys who are never going to love me back. It feels good to have interviews like this, to chat about it and put stuff to bed. It’s all there now, and I can move on and hopefully find a guy who can love me the way I love him.’