Sam Smith wins big at Grammys

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Out gay singer Sam Smith won big at the Grammys, picking up four gongs at the 2015 honours.

The singer came out in May last year, when he revealed that his album In the Lonely Hour was about a man he fell in love with.

Smith was nominated for Best New Artist, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance for ‘Stay With Me’, and Best Pop Vocal Album for ‘In the Lonely Hour’.

He walked away with Song and Record of the Year for ‘Stay With Me’, Best New Artist, and Best Pop Vocal Album.

Smith last week revealed the new video for his song ‘Lay Me Down’ which he has dedicated to the hope that “one day gay men and women and trans men and women all over the world will be able to get married.”

In the video, Smith, who recently split up with Jonathan Zeizel two weeks after going public with their relationship, gets married in a church setting as dozens look on.

Last month he found himself in the sights of Howard Stern, who said he looks “fat”, “ugly”, and “looks gay”.

Speaking to Rolling Stone last week, Smith said he will “never” play a gig in Russia – because of the country’s anti-gay laws.