Sam Smith gives The Edge radio station a shout-out on his Instagram

Sam Smith has taken to Instagram to give Kiwi radio station The Edge a shout-out to his 11.1 million followers.

The Grammy Award-winner is holidaying in New Zealand, where he says he heard his song 'Promises' on the radio for the first time.

Smith was listening to The Edge in a car when he captured the moment on his story, captioning the clip: "First time I have ever heard 'Promises' on the radio!!!

"Thank you 94.2 Auckland."

The 'Stay With Me' singer appears to have a fondness for Aotearoa, having visited several times, often gushing about the scenery online.

Earlier in the week, he posted a since-removed photo from a plane, writing, "26 hours later, finally arrived in heaven."

Smith was last in the country as recently as Novemeber, 2018, when he performed two shows at Auckland's Spark Arena.

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