Sam Smith
Sam Smith at The 2017 Billboard Awards

Annually Eikon looks back at the year to find out who made the biggest impact on our readers.

We call it Eikon’s 12 Gays of Christmas, where we find 12 newsmakers that have played a big part in our world across 2017.

Today, we highlight our second Smith on the list, but this one has made it every year since inception, he is the all classy Sam Smith.

In another big year for Sam Smith, he released his second studio album, The Thrill of It All, which debuted atop charts all around the world.

Eikon's 12 Gays of Christmas: Gay 12 - Sam Smith
Eikon’s 12 Gays of Christmas: Gay 12 – Sam Smith

The lead single, “Too Good at Goodbyes”, reached number one in the UK and Australia and number four in the US.

But it was also his social life and look that we started to see a dramatic change. He slimmed right down and the “big” Sam Smith became now more.

He was also in the carpool karaoke with James Corden this year, belting out his hits along with some of his friends from Fifth Harmony.

Sam also has a new boyfriend, 13 Reasons Why co-star Brandon Flynn and Sam has told media he is already writing songs about the new love in his life.