When is Sam Smith releasing his new album TPH-50HR?

Sam Smith's long awaited return to the music scene is imminent and the Grammy award winning artist is set to have his sights on the number 1 spot this Christmas.

The follow up to In The Lonely Hour is likely to be released Mid-November, which is traditionally the most competitive but also the most lucrative time of the year to release an album.

(C) Sam Smith, Instagram

(C) Sam Smith, Instagram

Sam has previously revealed the new album will be called TPH-50HR - a reference to the house and street where he grew up.

The video for his forthcoming single (still to be announced) has already been filmed and is likely to be released in September.