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Sam Smith Becomes First Gay Man To Sing James Bond Theme

6e00681481366e36695e14b8a4d57267dd6c51f2Sam Smith has proven he has more in common with Madonna, Adele, Shirley Bassey and Tom Jones than just big booming voices and British accents. The out soul singer has announced that he’ll join those illustrious vocalists and the latest to land the prestigious gig of recording the theme song for a James Bond caper.

“Writing’s on the Wall,” Smith’s theme for the upcoming Spectre, will be released September 25, ahead of the film’s November 6 premiere.

“This is one of the highlights of my career,” Smith said in a statement released today. “I am honored to finally announce that I will be singing the next Bond theme song. I am so excited to be a part of this iconic British legacy and join an incredible line up of some of my biggest musical inspirations. I hope you all enjoy the song as much as I enjoyed making it.”

He also posted a photo of himself lounging in bed with the cheeky caption: Practising to be the best Bond girl I can be.

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