Sam Smith's fantastic number one track 'Stay With Me' has become a massive success, and now music legend Mary J. Blige has lent her vocals for a special live collaborative performance of the song.

Premiering on ABC's Good Morning America, the video features both artists sharing a stage for the first time, deliver a gospel-infused and emotional rendering of the song.

“I’m so honored to have had the chance to work with Sam Smith,” say Mary J. Blige. “Sam’s true soulful voice... is the first of this kind I have heard since Luther Vandross, Freddie Jackson and all the great soulful male voices from the ‘80s. I’m completely blown away by his talent, soul and the sincerity.”

Sam Smith is to kick off a tour in September at the following dates in North America and the UK:

September 15 Boston, Mass. House of Blues
September 16 Washington, D.C. Echostage
September 19 New York, N.Y. Hammerstein Ballroom
September 21 Toronto, ONT Kool Haus
September 22 Chicago, Ill. Riviera Theater
September 24 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
September 25 Seattle, Wash. Paramount Theater
September 26 Portland, Ore. Crystal Ballroom
September 30 Los Angeles, Ca. The Greek Theatre
October 4 Houston, Texas House of Blues
October 6 Atlanta, Ga. Tabernacle
October 7 Nashville, Tenn. Ryman Auditorium
October 9 Dallas, Texas House of Blues

23rd October Glasgow O2 ABC
24th October Leeds O2 Academy
25th October Newcastle O2 Academy
27th October Birmingham O2 Academy
28th October Nottingham Rock City
29th October Manchester Albert Hall
3rd November Cambridge Corn Exchange
4th November Bristol Colston Hall
6th November London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith

'Stay With Me' featuring Mary J. Blige is available now on iTunes, as well as Sam's new debut solo album 'In The Lonely Hour'.

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