Brit Awards 2015: Sam Smith Sings "Lay Me Down"

Sam Smith

The crooner hit the O2 Arena stage on Wednesday night.

Sam Smith sang "Lay Me Down" during the Brit Awards on Wednesday night.

The singer hit the stage of London's O2 Arena for his soulful performance with an uncharacteristic amount of scruff. Smith was backed by strings accompaniment while he sang in front of the Brit Awards audience, which included some of the biggest names in British, as well as international, music.

The Brit Awards — which were streamed live on YouTube before the telecast on Fuse — also featured performances by Madonna, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Paloma Faith, George Ezra, Royal Blood and Take That, plus a surprise performance by Kanye West.