Grammys: Sam Smith Talks Weight Struggles on the Red Carpet

The star reveals that he uses personal sadness to power his music.

“Everyone has sadness sometimes, but I just get mine out with my music,” said Sam Smith on the red carpet at Sunday’s 57th annual Grammy Awards. This year’s breakout star, who sported a sleek black tux with white bow tie, tied for the most nominations with Beyonce and Pharrell Williams.

After thanking his father, Smith revealed that his weight struggle is what pushes him to go forward to put out powerful, emotional music that his fans could relate to. A contender for all the top awards this year, including Record of the Year, Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist, Best Pop Solo Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album, Smith admits that he’s most excited for the Best New Artist nomination, saying that he is honored to be in the same category as past winners, such as last year’s winners Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.