AceShowbiz - Sam Smith is one of the British artists who can make it big in both their native country and the United States. After releasing "Unholy" with Kim Petras, the non-binary singer boasted their name atop several music charts.
The song has been off to a good start. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart, with 53.6 million streams and 8,000 downloads sold worldwide in territories outside the U.S. in the week ending September 29.
"Unholy" is currently enjoying its time at the pinnacle of the Billboard Global 200 with 76.7 million streams and 20,000 downloads sold worldwide. Also, it jumped to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated October 8.
Elsewhere, the duet stole the No. 1 spot on both Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales thanks to 23.2 million streams and a 2.8 million in airplay audience. On the Mediabase pop radio chart, the tune peaked at No. 31 after receiving 1,774 spins.
"Unholy" serves as the lead single off Sam's upcoming album, which will be a follow-up to 2020's "Love Goes". Speaking about the track, they told Entertainment Tonight, "It's a wild song. It's a theatre show in one song, and I'm so proud of it."
"It's time for my villain era, I think. Time to get sexy," the English native further detailed. "I've had a transitional three years in my life. I turned 30, I think I know what I want to say now, I think I know who I am a bit more, and I'm ready to have fun."
A week after dropping "Unholy", Sam unleashed its music video that shows them and Kim performing at a sex club cabaret. The clip opens with an unfaithful husband sneaking out to "The Body Shop" after giving his wife a sweet kiss.
The man then explores his guilty pleasures there. Sam stars as a singing MC in the footage, while Kim plays a sexy dancer who shows off her seductive movements along with other performers. Towards the end of the video, his wife shows up while the guy is lying down upside down with the word "cheater" spray painted beneath him.