Tuesday 12 December 2017

Sam Smith wins FOUR Grammys including Song of the Year and Record of the Year

Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-SHOW)
Sam Smith accepts the award for best new artist at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (GRAMMYS-SHOW)
Rapper Iggy Azalea arrives at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California February 8, 2015.

Kiran Moodley

Sam Smith won the Grammys for Song of the Year and Best New Artist as his amazing breakthrough year continued to reap success on both sides of the Atlantic.

The British artist won the award after his debut album, In the Lonely Hour , shifted over one million copies in the US and the UK last year, with hits such "Stay With Me" proving particular popular and bagging the coveted Song of the Year gong.

He competed for the Best New Artist Grammy with Iggy Azalea; Bastille; Brandy Clark and HAIM. The 22-year-old British singer was also nominated for Album, Record and Song of the Year and is the first British male in history to make the shortlist in the four major categories. He is level with Beyonce and Pharrell Williams in having six nominations.

Upon accepting the award, he said, "To mum and dad, I won a Grammy!"

The surprises continued however, as the British artist then went on to win Best Pop Vocal Album for "In the Lonely Hour" as well as Song of the Year and the big prize - Record of the Year.

During his acceptance speech he said, "I wanna say thank you so much to the man I fell in love with last year, thank you for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys".

Back in 2012, Adele won a staggering six awards in one night after the release of her top-selling album 21. Amy Winehouse, who died in 2011, won five Grammys in 2008.

READ: Grammy Awards 2015 winners list in full (as they happen)

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