Sam Smith nominated for six 2015 Grammys
Out gay singer Sam Smith has been nominated for six Grammys for the 2015 honours.
The singer came out in May this year, when he revealed that his album In the Lonely Hour was about a man he fell in love with.
Smith is 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 must stave off Sia’s ‘Chandelier’, Pharrell’s ‘Happy’, and Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake it Off’, to win the honours.
The 57th annual Grammys will be held on 8 February, and will air on CBS.
Smith said in September: “I’m not trying to be a spokesperson. It sounds awful of me, but I’m really just trying to live my life and write music about it.
“That’s what I do. I’m not trying to heal the world.”
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Speaking to Ellen DeGeneres this week, he contradicted his own previous claim – insisting that he does want to be a spokesperson for everyone.
He said :”I’m a singer and a song writer. 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, but I want to be a spokesperson for everyone.
“Ya know straight people, gay people, bisexual. I don’t want it to be limited.”
The ‘Leave Your Lover’ singer is no stranger to controversial comments – previously claiming that Grindr is “ruining” romance, and advising people not to make an “issue” of their sexuality if they want to be accepted.