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Grammy Highlights | Sam Smith Won Everything, Kanye Pulled A Kanye & Sia Hair Arrived In Style

Just in case you didn’t have a chance to see the Grammys results, here’s a quick summary.

Out British singer Sam Smith made history tonight as the first openly gay winner of the Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album. It was one of four wins for Smith who also took home Grammys in Best New Artist, Song of the Year and Record of the Year for Stay With Me.

57th GRAMMY Awards - Press Room

“It was only until I started to be myself that the music started to flow and people started to listen. Just a quick one, I want to thank the man who this record is about who I fell in love with last year. Thank you so much for breaking my heart, because you got me four Grammys.”

Sam Smith

The evening included memorable numbers from LGBT artists including Sam Smith teaming with Mary J. Blige, Brandy Clark collaborating with Dwight Yoakam, Lady Gaga with Tony Bennett, and Sia. The show also included a video message from President Obama about domestic violence and the It’s On Us campaign to stop sexual assault.

Other highlights included everyone making Tom Petty jokes when he did online, and Iggy Azalea not winning much despite all the hype, and Kanye West rushing the stage just as Beck was accepting his win for album of the year, who he happened to win over a certain Beyonce Knowles.

Sam Smith Talks Coming Out, And Being a Spokesperson for the Gay Community With Ellen DeGeneres

Sam Smith is a star on the rise. With a beautiful voice, the British singer has risen to the charts with tracks like ‘La La La’, ‘I’m Not the Only One’ and ‘Stay With Me’.

He’s also racked up a plethora of awards for his talent including MOBOs for Best Song, Best Album and Best Male Artist while at the American Music Awards he won for Favorite Male Artist – Pop/Rock. And on top of this, he’s also making a name for himself in Hollywood with friends such as Taylor Swift, Dianna Agron and Katy Perry.

But earlier this year the singer made headlines for an entirely different reason when after coming out as gay earlier this year (his album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ is about an ex-boyfriend) he said that he didn’t want to be a spokesperson for the gay community. However, in a recent appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show he clarified his comments.


“I’m a singer and a songwriter. I get upset sometimes because I don’t talk about it too much. People say, ‘he doesn’t want to be a spokesperson for the gay community.’ I do, of course I do. I want to be a spokesperson for everyone. Ya know, straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want to be limited.”

Sam Smith

Understandably the singer doesn’t want to be pigeon-holed nor does he want to be put on a pedestal for his gayness – after all ‘spokesperson’ is a nice title to have but as Sam Smith is only 22 years old it seems like an unnecessary weight to place on his shoulders. And, as Ellen noted, for many people his coming out is enough as it shows people that he is gay and successful and could inspire others to feel better about their own sexuality.

During the interview he also added that he’s known he was gay from a young age and that coming out in the public eye felt “brave”:

“It didn’t feel like a coming out. I came out when I was like four years old, my mom said she knew when I was like three. So I didn’t have to actually properly come out.”

Sam Smith

Watch the clip from Sam’s interview below…