Sam Smith wins Record of the Year Grammy

AFP| Last Updated: Feb 09, 2015, 10:20 AM IST
Sam Smith wins Record of the Year Grammy

Sam Smith on Sunday won the Grammy for Record of the Year for ‘Stay With Me,’ completing an impressive haul of four Grammys, including three major awards.

The 22-year-old British soul singer thanked the unnamed lover who inspired the ballad about a one-night stand, saying: "Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys."

"This is the best night of my life," Smith told the audience at the Staples Center, as the music industry`s biggest night drew to a close.

Smith took home Grammys for Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Best New Artist -- three of the most prestigious awards -- as well as the prize for Best Pop Vocal Album for "In the Lonely Hour," his debut effort.

Smith, who just a few years ago was a bartender in London, has enjoyed a meteoric rise thanks to ‘Stay With Me’ -- which he performed on Sunday with Mary J. Blige.