Looking good, Sam!
Less than two weeks ahead of the 57th Annual Grammy Awards, U.K. crooner Sam Smith has landed the cover of Rolling Stone.
Inside the issue, set to hit stands this Friday, “the lonely boy inside the big voice” delves into his biggest insecurities and most painful heartbreaks, including witnessing the sad end of his parents’ marriage and being taunted for his sexuality.
Sam Smith is set to perform at the Grammys next Sunday and is up for the night’s biggest award: Album of the Year.
Check out a few tidbits from the issue below.
He wouldn’t mind losing a Grammy — to Beyoncé.
Smith is a longtime Beyoncé superfan; he’s been known to sing “Drunk in Love” in the shower and knows all the moves from the video. He’s facing off against Bey in the Album of the Year category, and Smith insists he’d rather see his hero win. “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.”
Smith is tired of being tagged the “male Adele.”
Smith calls Adele “my Michael Jackson” – he’s been a fan since he was 16 – but says, “We’re very different, and I feel like the constant comparisons might piss her off.” He adds, “It just annoys me that people can’t digest two pop stars singing really personal songs who don’t look like normal pop stars.”
Make sure you pick up the issue on newsstands this Friday.