Openly gay British recording artist Sam Smith won three of the highest honors at last night’s Grammys award show.
Smith won both best song and record of the year, as well as ‘Best New artist.’
“I want to thank the man who this record is about … Thank you so much for breaking my heart because I have four Grammys,” said Smith after winning best pop vocal album for “In the Lonely Hour.”
Check out his award winning single “I’m Not The Only One” below:
Smith, 22, said he new he was gay at a very young age, and has been open about his sexuality since his career began.
In an interview with Fader, he spoke about how his now-Grammy-winning Album was about a male ex who snubbed him.
“I’ve never been in a relationship before,” Smith admits. “I’ve only been in unrequited relationships where people haven’t loved me back. I guess I’m a little bit attracted to that in a bad way. [My debut album] In the Lonely Hour is about a guy that I fell in love with last year, and he didn’t love me back. I think I’m over it now, but I was in a very dark place. I kept feeling lonely in the fact that I hadn’t felt love before. I’ve felt the bad things. And what’s a more powerful emotion: pain or happiness?”
In December of last year, Smith went on the Ellen Degeneres show to further discuss his sexuality: