New artist, Sam Smith teamed-up with the Queen of Hip Hop/Soul Mary J. Blige for the remix of his hit single, 'Stay With Me'.  Find out why this colab was a dream come true for the British singer.

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Sam Smith may have made a fan out of Mary J. Blige, but the truth is, he's been a fan of hers since he was a child.  The two recently joined forces to record the remix of Smith’s hit single, ‘Stay With Me.'  Peep the video below.

The original version was released in March and can be found on the singer’s debut album, "In The Lonely Hour" in stores June 17th.   By the way, this isn’t the first time that British superstar hooked-up with Mary J.  The two were special guest performers at New York’s Terminal 5 concert series in January.

Meanwhile, Sam Smith said his recent collaboration with Mary J Blige is one of his biggest highlights in his life thus far.  Smith revealed, “I remember holding her album in my hands in the car when I was a young boy, to meet your idols is a magical thing, but to work with them is truly a dream come true.”

To download the ‘Stay With Me’ and pre-order the album, click here.

Mary had some kind words for the singer as well.  The Queen of Hip Hop/Soul said, “I’m so honored to have had the chance to work with Sam Smith.  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.”

Finally, the 2014 BET Awards are just around the corner and this year’s show is building up to another major event.   Jennifer Hudson, Trey Songz, Usher, Pharrell Williams are all scheduled to perform and Lionel Richie will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.  Plus, fresh off their appearance with Nicki Minaj at Hot 97′s Summer Jam, Drake and Lil Wayne will be performing and hopefully they’ll do their new hit ‘Believe Me’.

As far as awards, listen to Tha Wire now for more details, plus find out what artists are leading the pack with the most nominations.  Don’t miss the excitement!  The 2014 BET Awards will be hosted by Chris Rock will air Sunday, June 29 at 7 pm on BET Live from the Nokia Theater in L.A.