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  • - WE'RE BACK WITH THE AMAZING SAM SMITH.

  • AND YOU ARE IN SUCH DEMAND RIGHT NOW.

  • THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

  • - MY PLEASURE. IT'S--THIS IS--

  • [cheers and applause]

  • THIS IS-- IT'S SO WEIRD SITTING HERE.

  • I WATCH THIS ALL THE TIME.

  • - YEAH? - ALL THE TIME.

  • - I'M GLAD YOU HAVE TIME TO WATCH.

  • AND I'M FLATTERED THAT YOU LIKE THE SHOW.

  • I'M JUST A HUGE FAN. - THANK YOU.

  • - CONGRATULATIONS ON THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD.

  • - THANK YOU. - YOU WON BEST POP/ROCK--

  • [cheers and applause]

  • I MEAN, I LOVE YOU.

  • WHAT A CATEGORY.

  • JOHN LEGEND AND PHARRELL WILLIAMS,

  • YOU BEAT OUT THOSE TWO GUYS.

  • THAT'S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • EVERYBODY LOVES YOU THOUGH.

  • I MEAN, YOU HAVE FANS, BUT YOU ALSO--

  • EVERYONE IN THE INDUSTRY ADMIRES YOU SO MUCH.

  • AND YOUR VOICE IS JUST--

  • I MEAN, I'VE NEVER HEARD SUCH A--

  • - THANK YOU SO MUCH. - IT'S A CRAZY BEAUTIFUL VOICE.

  • AND WHAT'S AMAZING ABOUT YOU IS,

  • JUST BEFORE YOU LAUNCHED YOUR CD, YOU CAME OUT,

  • WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN A CATASTROPHE.

  • IT COULD HAVE BEEN LIKE YOU'RE JUST KNOWN FOR THAT,

  • AND IT WOULD HAVE OVERSHADOWED--

  • - WELL, IT DIDN'T FEEL LIKE A COMING OUT.

  • I CAME OUT WHEN I WAS, LIKE, FOUR YEARS OLD.

  • [laughter]

  • MY MOM SAID SHE KNEW WHEN I WAS, LIKE, THREE.

  • SO I DIDN'T HAVE TO ACTUALLY PROPERLY COME OUT.

  • - SO YOU WAITED A YEAR TO TELL HER?

  • - YEAH, I WAITED A YEAR.

  • [laughs]

  • BUT SHE--YEAH.

  • SO I CAME OUT AT A VERY, VERY YOUNG AGE,

  • AND THEN I KIND OF FELT LIKE I JUST HAD TO MENTION IT

  • BEFORE I RELEASED MY RECORD,

  • JUST SO PEOPLE KNEW THE RECORD WAS--

  • WHO IT WAS ABOUT.

  • AND IT FELT LIKE A BRAVE THING TO DO AS WELL.

  • I WANTED TO DO IT BEFORE.

  • - YEAH.

  • - BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD'VE THOUGHT--

  • IF I DID IT AFTERWARDS, PEOPLE PROBABLY WOULD'VE THOUGHT

  • I WAS LYING JUST SO-- JUST TO SELL RECORDS,

  • WHICH WASN'T THE CASE.

  • - WELL, THAT'S GREAT THAT YOU DID THAT, I THINK.

  • AND WHAT'S MORE-- I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

  • IS, WHAT MATTERS IS TALENT, AND, YOU KNOW,

  • THIS JUST HAPPENS TO BE WHO YOU ARE, BUT IT'S TALENT.

  • - OH, THANK YOU. [cheers and applause]

  • THANKS.

  • - WHICH IS ALL THAT ANYBODY WANTS, YOU KNOW?

  • - WELL, YEAH, I MEAN,

  • I'M A SINGER AND A SONGWRITER.

  • AND I GET UPSET SOMETIMES.

  • BECAUSE I DON'T TALK ABOUT IT TOO MUCH,

  • PEOPLE WILL SAY TO ME, YOU KNOW,

  • "HE DOESN'T WANT TO BE A SPOKESPERSON

  • FOR THE GAY COMMUNITY,"

  • AND IT'S LIKE, I DO. OF COURSE I DO.

  • BUT I WANT TO BE A SPOKESPERSON FOR EVERYONE, YOU KNOW?

  • STRAIGHT PEOPLE, GAY PEOPLE, BISEXUAL, ANYTHING, YOU KNOW?

  • I DON'T WANT IT TO BE LIMITED.

  • - RIGHT, YEAH. [cheers and applause]

  • WELL, LOOK, I THINK--

  • I THINK, YOU KNOW,

  • "SPOKESPERSON" IS A WEIRD TITLE TO HAVE.

  • I MEAN, NOBODY--

  • SOME PEOPLE WANT TO DEDICATE THEIR LIVES TO THAT,

  • AND THAT'S FINE.

  • - I'M 22 AS WELL.

  • I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE EVERYTHING OUT.

  • - YOU COULD CHANGE TOMORROW. YOU COULD BE STRAIGHT TOMORROW.

  • [laughter]

  • - I COULD. I COULD.

  • - NO, BUT I THINK THAT IT IS MORE IMPORTANT

  • TO JUST HAVE A PRESENCE AND AWARENESS,

  • AND I THINK THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

  • IS JUST THAT EVERYONE IS REPRESENTED

  • ON TELEVISION AND IN MUSIC AND--

  • SO THAT PEOPLE AT HOME THAT ARE SCARED

  • AND THAT ARE BULLIED

  • AND THAT ARE SUICIDAL AND ALL THESE THINGS--

  • THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE THAT ARE STRUGGLING.

  • SO IT'S NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE GOING,

  • "LOOK, I'M SUCCESSFUL. I'M WHO I AM."

  • AND YOU DON'T NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT.

  • IT JUST IS WHO YOU ARE. - TOTALLY AGREE.

  • - I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU. - TOTALLY AGREE.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • YOU HAVE--YOU KNOW, I MEAN, THE AMAs,

  • THAT WAS THE FIRST OF MANY, MANY AWARDS.

  • I MEAN, YOU'RE JUST KIND OF--

  • I KNOW YOU SCRUBBED TOILETS FOR A WHILE.

  • BUT ANYWAY, WE GOT YOU THIS, BECAUSE--

  • YOU'RE GETTING LOTS OF AWARDS,

  • BUT BECAUSE YOU DID SCRUB TOILETS FOR SO LONG,

  • IT'S A PLATINUM--

  • - OH, MY GOD.

  • [cheers and applause]

  • THAT'S AMAZING.

  • [laughs]

  • THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

  • OH, MY GOD.

  • "TO COMMEMORATE THE HUNDREDS OF TOILETS

  • YOU HAVE SCRUBBED."

  • OH, MY GOD.

  • "AND TO CERTIFY THAT YOU WILL NEVER

  • HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN."

  • - YEAH. - YES.

  • [cheers and applause] YOU'RE SO SWEET.

  • THANK YOU. MWAH. YOU'RE SO SWEET.

- WE'RE BACK WITH THE AMAZING SAM SMITH.

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