Sam Smith Wins Golden Globe, Discusses Being An Openly Gay Musician

Yesterday Katy Perry presented Sam Smith with the Golden Globe for best original song for Writing’s on the Wall from this year’s Bond film, Spectre. Smith’s song only got to No. 71 on the Hot 100 List, but it went all the way to No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart.

Sam Smith talked about his win afterwards: “I promise you from my heart, I am in shock. I did not think this was going to happen tonight. This is amazing. It is so gold…Getting to do a Bond thing was a childhood dream for as long as I can remember. Being able to do that, I feel like I won just when I got the chance. Getting an award for it is amazing because I love this song so much and I am so proud of it. I am just so glad other people do as well. “

When asked what it felt like to be gay and be such an admired and respected artist, Smith said: “I don’t know. I am so proud of who I am. So I am overwhelmed every day that people have accepted me for being myself. I feel normal and the same as everyone else. You look back in history, even 10, 20 years ago, and it is amazing how far we have come. We have a lot more to do—there’s so many things that are wrong in terms of being gay and stuff like that, but we are getting there slowly but surely.”

He also spoke about his next album, which he is currently working on. “I feel like each album is my baby. It is not going to be repeated. I need to find something else to talk about. Me and Jimmy have been in the studio the last few weeks actually, and I am spending this year at home in London just writing, and it is feeling good.”

Well, we certainly can’t wait until he completes it!

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Sam Smith Wins Golden Globe, Discusses Being An Openly Gay Musician
Sam Smith wins the Golden Globe for best original song for Spectre’s Writing’s on the Wall and discusses what it’s like to be a famous gay artist.