Who’s the better entertainer (sales, popularity, etc.)? This is only from their current eras (In the Lonely Hour & X).
Much stronger singer and songwriter.
Smith has the better voice but Sheeran has the “it factor”. I gotta go with Ed.
Sam Smith has the more haunting quality in his voice than Ed, but Ed could really surprise us in the future.
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Ed Sheeran more talented if you ask me can write better songs that don’t sound the same but Sam has a better voice but a voice don’t make you the best.
Sam Smith all the way. I think his success is just starting.
Sam Smith is the better singer…but does he write his own songs? His fame is just beginning…
Ed Sheeran is a true singer-songwriter.
I think both will still be around in 20 years.
I like both of them actually…
It’s been a great year for British male artists. It’s a shame that Paolo Nutini, who released an amazing soulful record this year as well (better than both “x” and “In the Lonely Hour” in my opinion) received hardly any buzz in the US despite amazing reviews and great sales in the UK.
“The A Team” is one of the best written songs in the past 25 years. As much as I adore Sam Smith, I’m picking Ed Sheeran in this battle.
Just my opinion. The size of a singer’s range doesn’t matter. All that matters if they can sell the message of a song. I think Ed is much better at doing that than Sam, who can sound pageanty at times.