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*The copyright for the cover art for the single “Unholy” by the artists Sam Smith and Kim Petras is believed to belong to the labels, Capitol and EMI, or the graphic artist(s).

“Unholy” is the 2022 single from British singer-songwriter Sam Smith and German singer Kim Petras, and is the lead single from Smith’s upcoming fourth studio album. The track is also the first collaboration between the two artists.

Throughout the summer of 2022, Smith released snippets of “Unholy” via TikTok, showing videos of them singing and dancing to the chorus with Petras, leading to the snippet going viral on the app. The song marks a new sound for Smith, a dive into the hyperpop genre whilst still carrying on with themes of betrayal, infidelity and heartbreak; recurring themes for Smith and their music.

In August 2022, Smith spoke to Rolling Stone Magazine, and stated that they were ready for a new era of music, feeling well out of their heartbroken stage of life.

The official music video for “Unholy” was uploaded to Smith’s YouTube channel on the 30th September 2022. Directed by Floria Sigismondi, the video had over 4.6 million views in only 4 days.

Read the lyrics to “Unholy” here.

*All information accurate at the time of publishing. 

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Release Date

22nd September 2022


Kim Petras, Sam Smith, Blake Slatkin, Henry Russell Walter, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Omer Fedi & James Napier


Ilya, Cirkut, Omer Fedi, Jimmy Napes, Blake Slatkin & Sam Smith


Capitol & EMI

Chart Rankings

- #1 in Australia - #38 & #46 on various charts in Belgium - #8 in Brazil - #1 & #33 on various charts in Canada - #6 in Croatia - #2 in the Czech Republic - #3 in Finland - #29 in France - #4 in Germany - #1 on the Billboard Global 200 - #1 in Greece - #39 in Hungary - #4 in Iceland - #17 in Indonesia - #1 in Ireland - #18 in Italy - #4 in Luxembourg - #9 in Malaysia - #3 & #28 on various charts in the Netherlands - #1 in New Zealand - #3 in Norway - #2 in Poland - #14 in the Philippines - #2 in Romania - #2 in Singapore - #1 in Slovakia - #3 in South Africa - #7 in Sweden - #3 in Switzerland - #1 in the UK - #3 on the US Billboard Hot 100 - #32 on the US Billboard Mainstream Top 40 *All chart rankings accurate at the time of publishing.

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