News

Sam Smith in talks to perform ‘Bond’ theme

Sam Smith in talks to perform ‘Bond’ theme

SAM SMITH: He could be the next 007 singer. Photo: Associated Press

British singer Sam Smith is in talks to record the theme tune for the next “James Bond” movie, according to a U.K. report.

The “Stay With Me” singer would follow in the footsteps of superstars including Adele, Madonna and Dame Shirley Bassey if he is picked to sing the anthem for the next film in the 007 franchise.

“Bond” star Daniel Craig is reportedly keen for Adele to follow up on her 2012 Oscar-winning theme tune for “Skyfall,” but producers are said to want to sign up Smith instead.

A source tells British newspaper The Sun, “Sam is our top choice. He has the profile, cool image and astonishing voice to record a Bond theme.

“And there is only so long we can hold out for Adele. Daniel Craig was pushing for her because she did such a great job last time around.”

The coveted job would be a major boost for 22-year-old Smith’s already blossoming career and it would mark the first time a British male singer has recorded the “Bond” theme tune in three decades. Rocker Simon Le Bon was the last British male to sing a “Bond” theme when he recorded “A View to a Kill” with Duran Duran in 1985.

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment

‘Siri, can you give me a hint?’ Apple confirms September event

Fresh
16-overlay14

The rumors are true: Apple will host an event Sept. 9 in San Francisco.

in Viral Videos

This is one way to get a tan

10-overlay22

It's summer and the beaches are packed - so this guy got some private sunbathing time while sky high.

in Entertainment

Netflix drug drama ‘Narcos’ blurs line between cartels, agents

11-overlay7

Not all cops are good guys and not all drug suppliers are obvious villains in the dark drug drama "Narcos," a bilingual examination of the history of cocaine smuggling in America and its most menacing supplier.

in Music

VMA Preview: Bieber’s back, Miley hosts

13-overlay12

Designer Jeremy Scott says to expect the unexpected when comes to the fashion and the music at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.

in Entertainment

The secret to Rob Lowe’s ageless face

17-overlay12

The 51-year-old actor will star in a new series this fall, "The Grinder," and still looks as good as ever.