Sam Smith Will Give Beyonce Album of the Year Grammy If He Wins
Sam Smith has garnered six nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for ‘In the Lonely Hour.’ But the British crooner will have to contend with Beyonce, whose self-titled album is also nominated in the same category. Shockingly, Smith said that he wouldn’t mind if Queen Bey beat him for the golden gramophone.
In a candid new cover story for Rolling Stone, the 22-year-old singer, who is a devoted Beyonce fan, revealed that if he did win the coveted Album of the Year trophy, he would give the honor to the R&B songbird.
"She deserves it way more than I do," he says. "I'd be embarrassed if I got it over her. If I got it, I'd give it to her."
That would certainly be an awkward Grammy moment if that did happen. Plus, it would be a little embarrassing for Beyonce, since she already has 17 awards sitting on her mantle.
Having said that, Smith’s ‘In the Lonely Hour’ is certainly one of the finer R&B albums that was released in 2014. So the crooner deserves the award as well as the other nominees in the category like Ed Sheeran (‘x’), Pharrell Williams (‘G I R L’) and Beck (‘Morning Phase’).
Smith is getting prepared for his first performance ever at the Grammy Awards. The singer admitted to Rolling Stone that he’s on a cayenne-pepper juice diet in order to lose some weight before the big night.
“I just want to lose weight for the Grammys," he said. "I'm just very body-conscious. Sometimes I'm really proud that I don't look like other pop stars. But there's also moments where I'm like, 'Ugh, I wish I had abs like Bieber.'"
CBS will air the 2015 Grammy Awards live from Los Angeles on Feb. 8 at 8PM ET.